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Shamberg, Michael

Works: 168 works in 717 publications in 8 languages and 35,853 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Science fiction films  Gangster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Legal films  Film noir 
Roles: Producer, Author, Author of screenplay, pmn, Director, fmd, Other, Artist, fmp
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Michael Shamberg
Most widely held works by Michael Shamberg
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

47 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a monumental law case against a giant corporation. Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin an incredible and sometimes hilarious fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees
Freedom Writers by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed, a voice. Erin Gruwell comes to a southern California high school bubbling over with naive optimism. She quickly discovers that her unruly classroom is not easily won over by her good intentions. After a few floundering attempts to connect with her students, Gruwell gives them the assignment of keeping journals about their own lives, This assignment is something that the class can bite into with relish. This eventually bonds them together and pushes racial rivalries aside. Draws heavily from the published journals of the real students themselves
Gattaca by Andrew Niccol( Visual )

58 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the last "natural" beings born into a genetically engineered world, Vincent Freeman has none of the 'pre-ordered' DNA that will guarantee him success. Desperate to realize his dream of exploring space, Vincent assumes the identity of a genetically superior athlete. Avoiding detection using the athlete's genetic markers, Vincent becomes a rising star at Gattaca Aerospace, attracting the attention of a beautiful co-worker. When a flight director is brutally murdered, a clue left at the crime scene threatens to shatter Vincent's plans
Contagion by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

38 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a lethal airborne virus with the power to wipe out humanity is unleashed, the worldwide medical community races to find a vaccine and stop the panic from spreading. This edge-of-your-seat thriller follows the deadly path of a virus that is beyond containment. Researcher for disease control, the military, the World Health Organization and ordinary civilians mobilize to try and find a cure and the cause before it's too late. ."--Publisher description
A fish called Wanda by Charles Crichton( Visual )

65 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sexy American diamonds lover Wanda and her boyfriend Otto are in England to plot alongside George and Ken the robbery of a diamond collection. Wanda and Otto want the stolen diamonds for themselves, and inform the police about George, not knowing that he has already moved the diamonds to another secret place. Wanda thinks the best way to find out is by getting close to George's lawyer, Archie Leach."
The big chill by Lawrence Kasdan( Visual )

42 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 2,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirty-somethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending a weekend together, reminiscing about their shared pasts as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties
Matilda by Danny DeVito( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matilda es una niña superinteligente quien es mal entendida por sus padres, su hermano, y la mala directora de su escuela. Pero con la ayuda de su mejor amiga valiente y una maestra maravillosa, Matilda descubre que la venganza no requiere el enojo
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Django, a former slave turned hired gun, heads back to the plantation to free his wife, Broomhilda, from the tyrannical plantation owner Calvin Candie, with the help of a German bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz
Along came Polly by John Hamburg( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reuben Feffer, a professional risk assessor, is not one to ever take chances in any aspect of his life. But when his new bride Lisa leaves him for French scuba instructor Claude on their honeymoon, he finally decides to a risk of his own. At a party, he meets free-spirited Polly, whom he remembers from the seventh grade. Unlike the control-freak Reuben, she's spent her life living on the edge. They reluctantly begin a romance and Polly introduces him to a new world of spicy food and what it mean to really take a chance
Pulp fiction by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent et Jules sont des hommes de main à la solde d'un important caïd de la drogue. Leur périple meurtrier les amène à croiser les destins de divers personnages aussi louches qu'eux, dont notamment deux jeunes amoureux voleurs, une bande de vendeurs de drogue, un boxeur en fuite et l'épouse droguée de leur employeur. Une tuerie qui a mal tourné les oblige à recourir aux services du Loup, habile gentleman spécialisé dans le nettoyage de restes humains
Extraordinary measures by Fu an( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El destino y determinación obligan al idealista padre de familia, John Crowley a unirse al solitario investigador el doctor Robert Stonehill. Juntas sus diferentes personalidades, enfrentan contra todo pronóstico a la industria médica y al tiempo para encontrar una cura, antes que sea demasiado tarde
Get Shorty by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loan shark Chili Palmer had done his time as a gangster. So when "business" takes him to Los Angeles to collect a debt from down-and-out filmmaker Harry Zimm, Chili pitches Harry a script idea and is immediately swept into the Hollywood scene. All would be smooth for this cool new producer, if it weren't for the drug smugglers and an angry mobster who won't leave him alone
A walk among the tombstones by Scott Frank( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt Scudder is an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder agrees to help a heroin trafficker hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime, nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again
Runner runner by Justin Timberlake( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Princeton grad student Richie Furst ... believes he's been swindled by an online poker site, he heads to Costa Rica to confront gambling tycoon Ivan Block..., the man he things is responsible. But Richie will soon face the ultimate power play as he finds himself caught between Block's promises of unlimited wealth and the zealous FBI agent ... trying to bring him down"--Container
Out of sight by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Jack Foley, the most successful bank robber in the country. On the day Jack busts out of jail, he finds himself stealing something far more precious than money: Karen Sisco's heart. And unfortunately for Jack, she's a federal agent
Wish I was here( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aidan Bloom, a 35-year-old struggling actor, father, and husband, is still trying to find his identity, a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find
Man on the moon by Miloš Forman( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning portrayal of the late Andy Kaufman
Reality bites by Ben Stiller( Visual )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irreverent portrayal of the harsh realities of life after college captures the misadventures of Leiaina, an ambitious TV production assistant, and her relationships with her sarcastic roommate, Vickie, friends Sammy and Troy, and an ambitious video executive, Michael
Get a job by Bryan Cranston( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent college graduates Will and Jillian quickly encounter the struggles millennials face in today's highly competitive job market. When Will's job falls through and Jillian gets laid off, the young couple and their friends must endure public humiliation, hazing, and surprise drug tests to ultimately launch their fledgling careers
LOL by Lisa Azuelos( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage girl tries to avoid her overprotective mother as she struggles with the challenges of high school, relationships, and peer pressure
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Andrews, Peter (1945?- )

Michael Shamberg Amerikaans filmproducent

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Michael Shamberg productor de cine estadounidense

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Michael Shamberg produttore cinematografico statunitense

Michael Shamberg US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Shamberg, Michael

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Shamberg, Michael H.

Майкл Шамберг американский кинопродюсер

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