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Roth, Eric 1945-

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Most widely held works by Eric Roth
Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

141 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 4,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc. The problem is, he doesn't realize the significance of his actions. Forrest comes to embody a generation
The curious case of Benjamin Button by David Fincher( Visual )

52 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he is ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by Thomas Button, his biological father, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth. Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when in age they finally match up. Some of the revelations in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read
Munich by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

51 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the 1972 Olympics and PLO terrorists have just kidnapped and murdered 11 Israeli athletes. After the tragic incident is over and several of the terrorists have gone free, the Israeli government of Golda Meir recruits Avner to lead a team of undercover agents to hunt down those responsible throughout Europe, and eliminate them one-by-one. It is physically and emotionally messy work, and conflicts between Avner and his team's handler, Ephraim, over information Avner doesn't want to provide only make things harder. Soon the work starts to take its toll on Avner, especially as it becomes clear that Avner is being hunted in return, and that his family's safety may be in jeopardy
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

36 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 2,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him
The good shepherd by Robert De Niro( Visual )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward, the only witness to his father's suicide and a member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion. These are the qualities that help him become recruited for a career in the newly founded Office of Strategic Services (CIA). While working there, his ideals gradually turn to suspicion influenced by the Cold War paranoia present within the office. Eventually, he becomes an influential veteran operative, while his distrust of everyone around him increases. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family
The horse whisperer by Robert Redford( Visual )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a rugged, down-to-earth Montana rancher with the ability to understand and care for troubled horses, who befriends a young woman who has suffered a terrible riding accident
Ali by Michael Mann( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In that time, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates his sport, meets and marries his first wife, converts to Islam (changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the United States government by refusing to submit to military conscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweight champion title thus stripped from him entirely for political reasons, the champ sets about to win back his crown, culminating in a legendary unification bout against George Foreman in Zaire, dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle."
The Insider by Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)( Visual )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When former tobacco executive Dr. Jeffrey Wigand agrees to blow the whistle on the alleged unethical practices within the industry, and forms an alliance with veteran 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman, he starts an all-out war that could cost both men their reputations, and much, much more
Lucky you by Curtis Hanson( Visual )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pro gambler Huck Cheever meets irresistible Billie Offer. He learns to treat love the way he treats cards: trusting his heart instead of his head. Meanwhile, he scrambles to raise the $10K entry fee for the glittery, high-roller World Series of Poker, even though, or maybe because, the tournament may pit him against his estranged father
Susan Sargent's the comfort of color : inspire, transform, create by Susan Sargent( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Jones by Mike Figgis( Visual )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man who is a manic-depressive on the verge of self-destruction is saved by the love of the concerned therapist assigned to his case
Airport terminal pack( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airport '77: A 747 is trapped underwater in the Bermuda Triangle. It's a race against time and the elements to save the passengers and crew!
The curious case of Benjamin Button : a graphic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story follows the adventures of a man who ages backwards after being born an old man in Baltimore in 1860
Forrest Gump( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forrest Gump is a low-intelligence man who has good intentions. He struggles through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His mama teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army and heads off to Vietnam where he becomes friends with Dan and Bubba. He wins medals, starts a table tennis craze, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, create the smiley, writes bumper stickers and songs, and meets the president several times. However this has little meaning to Forrest, as he can only think of his childhood sweetheart Jenny. In the end, all he wants to prove is that anyone can love anyone
The good shepherd : the shooting script by Eric Roth( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roth's script, which took more than twelve years to get produced, examines the lives of the men who formed our nation's modern-day intelligence service. "I was intrigued with what morals people have and what they're willing to sacrifice," Roth reports. "As I delved into it, I wanted to know more about what kind of lives these guys lived. What was his family life like, and what was life like with his children? What were his dreams for them?""--Jacket
The Postman by Kevin Costner( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and French and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2013. War has crippled the Earth. The United States is no more. Hope is forgotten until a drifter whose fabricated tale of a restored United States gives survivors the will to fight for the freedom they lost
Suspect by Peter Yates( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Supreme Court justice takes his own life. A woman is found dead--the victim of a grisly murder. A homeless Vietnam vet stands accused. Kathleen Riley (Cher) is an overworked Washington, D.C. public defender who needs a vacation. Instead, she is assigned another case. But this is no ordinary crime, with no ordinary criminal. Lobbyist Eddie Sanger (Dennis Quaid) gets saddled with jury duty just when a critical bill is coming up for vote. While on jury duty, Eddie discovers evidence critical to Kathleen's case and contacts her outside the courtroom--a violation of the law. Bizarre evidence leads Kathleen on a dangerous trail from Washington's seamy underbelly to the highest levels of government. And the closer she gets to the answers, the more her life is in danger. Cher and Dennis Quaid take the law into their own hands in this daring suspense thriller where everything is revealed in court--except the truth
The ghosts of Ellis Island : a project by JR( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Unframed Ellis Island project is about bringing alive the memory of Ellis Island, the entry point to America for millions of immigrants. Coming from all over the world, leaving their belongings, their family and their past behind them, with the fear that they may be sent back to it, the presence of these people who have shaped the modern American identity can still be felt in the buildings, although abandoned for the past 70 years. This is the opportunity to interpret the stories of these people through art
Adaptation( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program looks at how to adapt written works for the screen. It examines research, visualization and dramatization, nonfiction versus fiction, the echo effect, genre material, freshness, and the externalization of characters' thoughts. It also explains which books, plays and stories make the best screenplays
Suspect (1987) : shooting script by Eric Roth( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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