Rollins, Jack 1914-
Most widely held works about Jack Rollins
Most widely held works by Jack Rollins
Zelig ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
This spoof of documentary films stars Woody Allen as Leonard Zelig, the famous "Chameleon Man" of the 1920's, whose personality was so vague he would assume the characteristics of whomever he came into contact with. Filmed in black-and-white, the movie simulates the look of a newsreel, complete with stentorian narration.
Love and death ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Cowardly scholar Boris Grushenko has the hots for the beautiful Sonja, but cold feet for the Napoleonic Wars. Devastated by news of Sonja's plans to wed a foul-smelling herring merchant, Boris enlists in the army, only to return a penniless hero. Finally agreeing to marry him, Sonja settles down with poor Boris, to a rich life of philosophy, celibacy and meals of snow. But when the French troops invade Russia and Sonja hatches a zany scheme to assassinate Napoleon, Boris learns that God is an underachiever, there are no girls in the afterlife, and the angel of death can't be trusted.
Broadway Danny Rose ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Comedy about an agent Broadway Danny Rose and his attempt to revive the sagging career of the overweight, aging lounge singer, Lou Canova. Danny has finally booked Lou at the Waldorf, but Lou won't go on unless his girlfriend Tina is there on opening night. It's Danny's quest to round up Tina, an attempt that lands him right in the middle of a gangland battle.
A midsummer night's sex comedy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Three loving couples meet in a quiet country get-together, but everyone seems to be loving the wrong person.
The front ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Howard Price, a restaurant cashier, poses as a writer so that blacklisted authors can submit their work through him, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand when he is forced to testify at an investigative congressional committee hearing.
Another woman ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
When a distinguished philosophy professor turns 50, she feels compelled to take emotional stock of her life. But the deeper she digs the more her life seems to unravel, until she realizes that her search for truth is a personal odyssey of self-examination, discovery and acceptance.
Annie Hall ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Alvy Singer is one of Manhattan's most brilliant comedians, but when it comes to romance, his delivery needs a little work. Introduced by his best friend, Rob, Alvy falls in love with the ditzy but delightful nightclub singer Annie Hall. When his own insecurities sabotage the affair, Annie is forced to leave Alvy for a new life and lover in Los Angeles. Knowing he may have lost Annie forever, Alvy's willing to go to any lengths, even driving LA's freeways, to recapture the only thing that ever mattered, true love.
Take the money and run ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Pseudo-documentary that follows the activities of an unsuccessful bank robber.
The front ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
A searing indictment of the McCarthy era blacklisting and Communist witchhunts of the 1950's. Woody Allen plays a hapless ghost writer fated to become a symbolic hero.
Sleeper ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Miles Monroe enters the hospital in 1973 for a minor ulcer operation only to wake up 200 years later after being defrosted. As Miles tries to adjust to his new environment, he is re-programmed, de-programmed, chased by Big Brother-like police, and falls for Luna, an underground poet.
Hannah and her sisters ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
A look at three sisters and the relationship they have with one another, and with the men in their lives.
Bananas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
When product-tester Fielding Mellish goes to the country of San Marcos to try and win back his girlfriend, he is kidnapped by a group of rebels. When their leader goes insane, the rebels elect Mellish to replace him, thinking he can save the country.
Everything you always wanted to know about sex, but were afraid to ask ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Broken into seven vignettes that humorously answer questions raised in Dr. Rueben's book about sex.
Interiors ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
When Eve, an interior designer, is deserted by her husband of many years, the emotionally glacial relationships of their three grown daughters are laid bare. Twisted by jealousy, insecurity and resentment, Renata, a successful writer; Flyn, a woman crippled by indecision; and Joey, a budding actress, struggle to communicate for the sake of their shattered mother.
Alice ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Alice is a wealthy Manhatten housewife who feels unfulfilled in her life. After seeing a succession of alternative health care practitioners for a variety of imagined ailments, she finds an acupuncturist who helps launch her on a voyage of self discovery.
Stardust memories ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Legendary comic filmmaker Sandy Bates is tired of being funny. Teetering on the brink of a nervous breakdown, Bates attends a weekend retrospective of his films, only to confront the meaning of his work, the memories of his great love, Dorrie, and the merits of settling down with new girlfriend Isobel. Plagued by hallucinations, alien visitations and the bloodless studio executives trying to recut his bleak new film, Bates struggles to find a reason to go on living.
Don't drink the water ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
The Hollanders, a typical family on vacation, are stranded in Vulgaria after a hijacking. Trying to maintain their vacationing spirits, they start taking pictures, but the Vulgarians think they're spies. The Hollanders try to flee the country before the evil government throws them in prison.
Shadows and fog ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Kleinman, a cowardly clerk recruited to help find a murderer, meets a woman and her boyfriend, a clown, running away from the circus. Kleinman decides to help them escape, abandoning the search for the murderer, but his choice only gets them all involved.
Play it again, Sam ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
A movie buff periodically takes advice about building relationships with women from a recurring hallucination of Humphrey Bogart. Portions are a parody of the film, Casablanca.
The Woody Allen collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Alice: Alice is a wealthy Manhatten housewife who feels unfulfilled in her life. After seeing a succession of alternative health care practitioners for a variety of imagined ailments, she finds an acupuncturist who helps launch her on a voyage of self discovery.
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