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Shamberg, Michael

Overview
Works: 172 works in 624 publications in 8 languages and 32,225 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Legal films  Romantic comedy films  Crime films  Children's films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Author of screenplay, pmn, Director, fmd, Artist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michael Shamberg
 
Most widely held works by Michael Shamberg
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a TRUE story : A young mother in desperate need of a job begins to work as a paralegal and stumbles across a toxic situation in groundwater which develops into a monumental lawsuit against a giant corporation
Freedom Writers by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,855 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 )

46 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel
A fish called Wanda by Charles Crichton( Visual )

49 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,234 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."--Www. imdb. com
Contagion by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

29 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak
The big chill by Lawrence Kasdan( Visual )

36 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 2,096 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 )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Smalltown la piccola Matilda cresce amando i libri e coltivando i suoi strani poteri telecinetici nonostante una famiglia di teledipendenti, disonesti e scansafatiche: il problema è che a scuola non è certo meglio, con la cattivissma maestra Trinciabue. Per fortuna c'è la dolcissima miss Honey, che però avrà bisogno dei poteri della bambina per tornare in possesso di quello che è suo. (Mereghetti)
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con la ayuda de un cazador de recompensas, un esclavo liberado se dispone a rescatar a su esposa del brutal dueño de una plantación de Misisipi
Along came Polly by John Hamburg( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,781 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 take 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 means to really take a chance
A walk among the tombstones by Scott Frank( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,090 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 867 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 )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A career bank robber busts out of jail with the help of his buddy and kidnaps a U.S. Marshal in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big heist, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in
Man on the moon by Miloš Forman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrayal of the life of the late comedian Andy Kaufman
Get Shorty by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loan shark Chili Palmer (Travolta) 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 (Hackman), Chili talks tough, and then pitches Harry a script idea
Reality bites by Ben Stiller( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irreverent portrayal of the harsh realities of life after college captures the misadventures of Lelaina, an ambitious TV production assistant, and her relationships with her sarcastic roommate, Vickie, friends Sammy and Troy, and an ambitious video executive, Michael
LOL( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 546 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
Get a job( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 544 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
Reno 911!: Miami : the movie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short-shorts bedecked Lt. Dangle and company head to Miami for the American Police Convention. No sooner can you say "bio-terrorism" than the hotel is quarantined. The Wahoe County's hapless misfits get shut out when their credentials can't be found. But the crew must step in and save the city from "complete chaos." Complete chaos ensues
Guerrilla television by Michael Shamberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of post-McLuhan perceptions reiterates that new media have made possible new ways of experiencing the world. For the young in "Media-America" who have grown up with television, completed products like books are less important than ongoing process. The best means for recording this ongoing process is videotape camera. The introduction of a low-priced ($1,500) portable camera in 1968 made it possible for many people to do their own filming and made possible "guerilla television." This is an alternate television which doesn't just want alternate programming played across the existing system; rather, it demands a whole new system "an information infrastructure for Media-America, a grassroots network of indigenous media activity." Existing "guerilla television" groups are described and ways of starting one are suggested. These suggestions include types of equipment to get, what to use it for, and ways to become self-sustaining. Another suggestion is that school children be trained in videotaping as they are now in writing, so that they can film their own environment. (Jk)
 
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Erin Brockovich
Alternative Names
Andrews, Peter.

Andrews, Peter 1963-

Michael Shamberg Amerikaans filmproducent

Michael Shamberg producteur de films américaine

Michael Shamberg produttore cinematografico statunitense

Michael Shamberg US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Shamberg, Michael 1945-

Shamberg, Michael H.

Майкл Шамберг американский кинопродюсер

マイケル・シャンバーグ

迈克尔·索德伯格

麥可・雪恩伯格

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