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Shamberg, Michael

Overview
Works: 120 works in 468 publications in 6 languages and 29,713 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Romantic comedy films  Fiction  Children's films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Author of screenplay, Director, pmn, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 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 )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 2,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother of three desperate find a job but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. What she discovers is that the company is trying to quietly buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and in turn poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her law firm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation
Freedom Writers by Richard Lagravense( Visual )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,815 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
A fish called Wanda by Charles Crichton( Visual )

60 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,232 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 )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,210 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 )

37 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven college housemates from the 1960s who have drifted apart reunite at the funeral of a friend. Having entered adulthood as non-conformists, most now belong to the establishment. Stunned by the death of their peer, sensing their own mortality and the loss of their innocence, each takes the opportunity to reevaluate his or her life and re-establish their bonds
Gattaca by Andrew Niccol( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,977 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
Matilda by Danny DeVito( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matilda is a super-smart little girl who is woefully ignored and ridiculed by her self-centered parents. They send her to a school with a mean, bullying principal, where she learns she has special powers that can help her, her friends, and her kind and gentle teacher
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,858 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 Jennifer Aniston( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,772 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 )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption
A walk among the tombstones by Scott Frank( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,073 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 Ben Affleck( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 876 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 )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 731 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
Reality bites by Ben Stiller( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As her college valedictorian, Lelaina Pierce should be destined for greatness. In reality, she's a lowly production assistant for an obnoxious TV morning show host. In her free time, Lelaina's making a biting, often outrageous video documentary about her peers. Meanwhile, Lelaina meets Michael, an ambitious video executive who wants to showcase her documentary on "In your face TV." Suddenly, she finds herself at the center of a very odd love triangle with dependable, fast-track Michael on the one side and a sexy, brooding Troy on the other
LOL by Lisa Azuelos( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 560 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
Guerrilla television by Michael Shamberg( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reno 911!: Miami the movie( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 498 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. The cops, with an early "814" call that does not, as the officers believe, decode as armed intruder, but actually involves a loose chicken. The crew encounter a taunting good ol' boy who, when faced with an alligator in a swimming pool, boldly goes where officers Jones and Garcia fear to tread
Feeling Minnesota by Steven Baigelman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman agrees to marry a man in order to repay a debt, but rethinks her decision when she meets the groom's brother
The skeleton key( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Orleans. La giovane Caroline Ellis è preda di angosciosi sensi di colpa per non aver assistito il padre nel doloroso cammino verso la morte. Per questo ha deciso di dedicare tutta se stessa alla professione di infermiera. Incaricata di occuparsi di Ben, semiparalizzato, inizia ad esplorare la casa e, servendosi di una chiave passe-partout, accede a una stanza segreta dove trova degli strumenti per i riti Voodoo
Man on the moon by Scott Alexander( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning portrayal of the late Andy Kaufman
 
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Erin Brockovich
Alternative Names
Andrews, Peter.

Andrews, Peter 1963-

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

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Freedom WritersGattacaMatildaAlong came PollyReality bitesFeeling MinnesotaThe skeleton key