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Roth, Eric 1945-

Works: 113 works in 831 publications in 11 languages and 24,259 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Comedy films  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  War films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Conceptor, Speaker, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other, Former owner
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eric Roth
Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

179 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 4,808 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 )

55 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,033 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 )

58 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,715 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 )

45 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oskar Schell, an inventive eleven year-old New Yorker, discovers a key in his deceased father's belongings and sets off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open. Oskar crosses the five New York boroughs in quest of the missing lock, encountering an eclectic assortment of people who are each survivors in their own way, he begins to uncover unseen links to the father he misses
The good shepherd by Robert De Niro( Visual )

39 editions published between 720 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward is the only witness to his father's suicide and is 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 )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Grace MacLean and her friend Judith go horseback riding in upstate New York on a winter morning, but their horses lose their footing on ice and slide onto a road, where Judith and her horse are killed by a jackknifing truck. Grace has her right leg amputated, and the frightening incident leaves a lasting trauma not only on Grace but also on her horse, Pilgrim. Grace's mother, seeking Grace's recovery, feels there's a link between her crippled, embittered daughter and Pilgrim's behavior. Learning about a horse trainer with a special gift, she takes Grace and Pilgrim to Montana where horse whisperer Tom Booker lives on a ranch with his family
Ali by Michael Mann( Visual )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muhammad Ali shot to fame as America's Heavyweight Champion in the 1960s, but strong religious and political beliefs and a tumultuous romantic life led the charismatic boxer toward the biggest, and most surprising, challenge of his career
The Insider by Michael Mann( Visual )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,530 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 )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 916 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
Mr. Jones by Mike Figgis( Visual )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a manic-depressive who, during his emotional highs, is funny, creative and charming. Whether shocking the stuffy symphony audience when he rushes onstage to conduct Beethoven, or impulsively taking a bank clerk on a romantic escape, he is a man no woman can resist, including Dr. Libbie Bowen, the concerned therapist assigned to his case
Susan Sargent's the comfort of color : inspire, transform, create by Susan Sargent( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring color makeovers of a variety of different homes, Susan Sargents sophisticated style, full of patterns and bright hues, will prove inspirational for those seeking to create homes filled with warmth and great personality
Suspect by Peter Yates( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."
Airport terminal pack( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Concorde: Airport '79: At twice the speed of sound, the Concorde must evade a vicious attack by a traitorous arms smuggler!
The curious case of Benjamin Button : a graphic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 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
The good shepherd : the shooting script by Eric Roth( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 186 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 )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and French and held by 164 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. Special features included
The ghosts of Ellis Island : a project by JR( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 91 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 by Spike Jonze( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 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
The Concorde : airport '79 by David Lowell Rich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matchless intrigue soars out of the sky at supersonic speed in this incredible tale of airborne suspense derived from Arthur Hailey's all-time best seller. Susan Blakely headlines the star-studded, tension-packed international drama as a jet-setting TV reporter who puts everyone on board a Moscow-bound Concorde in jeopardy when she becomes the target of her former lover, traitorous arms smuggler Robert Wagner. The lives of Alain Delon, Sylvia Kristel, Eddie Albert, Bibi Andersson, Charo, John Davidson, Martha Raye, Cicely Tyson, David Warner and Mercedes McCambridge hang in the balance amid flying missiles and exploding bombs in this enthralling globe-trotting adventure
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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Eric Roth guionista estadounidense

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MunichLucky youSusan Sargent's the comfort of color : inspire, transform, createAirport terminal packThe curious case of Benjamin Button : a graphic novelThe good shepherd : the shooting script