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Roth, Eric 1945-

Overview
Works: 141 works in 710 publications in 11 languages and 23,813 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Fiction  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, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Eric Roth
Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

137 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 4,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forrest Gump is not a "smart" man. But the young Alabaman with an IQ of 75 is a thoroughly decent man, who manages to become involved in every major event in American history. And he survives them all with only honesty and niceness as his shields. Thanks to his where-there's-a-will-there's-a-way Mama, Forrest believes in himself. This sees him through being taunted by bullies, playing college football, the army, a business, and -- amazingly -- many of the touchstone events of the Sixties and Seventies: civil rights battles, the Vietnam War, anti-war protests, opening relations with China. The story's extraordinary conceit is that this man, equal parts Candide and Winnie-the-Pooh, was there whenever something big happened to America in those years, meeting Presidents and pop stars, influencing thinkers and trends, his story being our story as a nation
The curious case of Benjamin Button by Eric Roth( Visual )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,984 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 )

46 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intense story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate the 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre of 11 Israeli athletes and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Eric Roth( Visual )

33 editions published in 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 )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American intelligence officer's youthful idealism is slowly eroded by his growing suspicion of the people around him
The horse whisperer by Robert Redford( Visual )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,966 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 )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,808 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 Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)( Visual )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men crusade together for a public health issue. It's not long before both find out just how badly the corporate giants want to save their bottom lines
Lucky you by Curtis Hanson( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 926 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 )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Jones by Mike Figgis( Visual )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 421 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
Airport terminal pack( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 286 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 )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 271 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 )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is the official scriptbook of the acclaimed movie about the birth of the CIA by Eric Roth, the screenwriter of Forrest Gump and Munich - an epic drama directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Billy Crudup, William Hurt, Joe Pesci, John Turturro, and Robert De Niro." "Roth frames his story with key events in the CIA's history, beginning the screenplay at the height of the Office of Strategic Services (the precursor of the CIA) during World War II and closing the timeline with the CIA's failure to accomplish its crucial mission at the Bay of Pigs in 1961."
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. Special features included
Suspect by Peter Yates( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 142 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 89 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 )

3 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
Der seltsame Fall des Benjamin Button( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im frühen 20. Jahrhundert wird Benjamin Button geboren - als alter Greis. Im Verlauf seines Lebens altert er nicht, sondern wird immer jünger. Als er sich in Daisy verliebt, wird ihr Verhältnis zueinander durch Benjamins Besonderheit auf die Probe gestellt, da sie immer älter, er aber immer jünger wird. - Epische Lebensgeschichte eines Mannes, dessen Alterungsprozess rückwärts abläuft. Die sich aus dieser Situation zwangsläufig ergebenden Konflikte und Situationen sind, wie die eines normalen Lebens auch, urkomisch bis tieftraurig, und regen den Zuschauer gerade wegen ihrer grundsätzlichen Normalität zum Nachdenken an. Die mehr als üppige Verfilmung einer Kurzgeschichte ist solide, bewegend und aufmunternd zugleich, ein echter Fincher-Film eben. (www.moviemaze.de, 18.5.10)
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 Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

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Eric Roth scénariste américain

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Eric Roth US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

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