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Jacobs, Robert Nelson

Overview
Works: 56 works in 323 publications in 9 languages and 10,662 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Biographical films  Animated films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Contributor
Classifications: PS3566.R697, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Nelson Jacobs
Chocolat by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

119 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility. If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you. In this village, if you saw something you weren't supposed to see, you learned to look the other way. If perchance your hopes had been disappointed, you learned never to ask for more. So through good times and bad, famine and feast, the villagers held fast to their traditions. Until, one winter day, a sly wind blew in from the North
The water horse legend of the deep by Jay Russell( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Present day Scotland. A tale is told to a couple of American tourists by a kindly gentleman in a pub. Angus is a lonely boy who pines for his father, who is serving in the Royal Navy during World War II. Angus, along with his sister and mother, live on an estate that has been billeted by soldiers in the Scottish Highlands, near Loch Ness. The troop's commander has an eye for mom, is suspicious about a mysterious handyman, Lewis, who is also a war hero, and an absurd contention that the Highlands are the real frontline in the war against Germany. Angus discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Celtic mythology. The creature befriends Angus and will eventually be known as the Loch Ness Monster. Trying to hide the dinosaur-like creature, nicknamed Crusoe, Angus enlists Lewis to transfer it to the lake, where boy and serpent have extraordinary adventures together until human stupidity threatens Crusoe's existence
Extraordinary measures by Geeta Anand( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the fast track and ready to taste the success of corporate America, John Crowley walks away from it all in hopes of finding a cure for two of his fatally ill children. With his wife Aileen by his side, he teams up with brilliant, but unconventional scientist, Dr. Robert Stonehill, and together they form a company to develop a life-saving drug. But just when it appears that a solution may be found, the relationship between the men is tested and the fate of John's children is at stake
Dinosaur by D. B Sweeney( Visual )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dinosaur is separated from his own kind when he hatches and is raised by a clan of lemurs, but when a meteor shower destroys their home they are forced to move entering a different world one filled with danger and lack of trust
The shipping news by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

55 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ink-setter in New York returns to his family's home, a fishing town in Newfoundland, with his daughter after a traumatizing experience with her mother. His articles find an audience and the town changes his life
Out to sea( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of lonely ladies with big bank accounts, happy-go-lucky Charlie (Matthau) cons his cranky, widower brother-in-law Herb (Lemmon) into joining him on an all-expenses-paid, luxury cruise. But their "deluxe accomodations" are deep in the bowels of the ship, and Charlie has actually signed them on as dance hosts! Under the tyranny of crooning cruise director Gil Godwyn (Spiner), Charlie and Herb are in for rough weather as they romance the luscious Liz (Cannon) and the lovely Vivian (De HAven)
Chocolat : a novel by Joanne Harris( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a single mother and her young daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop with Sunday hours across the street from the local church, they are met with some resistance from the rigidly moral community. But as soon as the townspeople discover their delicious products, their attitudes begin to change
Adaptation( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 56 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
The shipping news by Annie Proulx( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Shipping News E. Annie Proulx departs from the darkly fated heroes of Heart Songs and Postcards to explore the cracked-up contemporary American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a "head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair ... features as bunched as kissed fingertips," is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just deserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle's Point, in a house empty except for a few momentoes of the family's unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives. Newfoundland is a country of coast and cove where the mercury rarely rises above 70 degrees, the local culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it's easier to travel by boat and snowmobile than on anything with wheels. In this harsh place of cruel storms, a collapsing fishery, and chronic unemployment, the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw, and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents). As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph - in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover's knot. By turns comic and dark, The Shipping News is a celebration of the American genius for storytelling and of E. Annie Proulx's vigorous contribution to the art, and magic, of the contemporary novel
Words into pictures 2002 craft day( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panel discussion on the field of adaptation in the writing of screenplays
The cider house rules the shipping news( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shipping news: An inksetter in New York, Quoyle returns to his family's longtime home, a small fishing town in Newfoundland, with his young daughter, after a traumatizing experience with her mother, who sold her to an illegal adoption agency. Though Quoyle has had little success thus far in life, his shipping news column in the local newspaper finds an audience, and his experiences in the town begin to change his life
Finding Neverland Chocolat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding Neverland: Scottish playwright J. M. Barrie meets the Llewelyn Davies family who serve as the inspiration for his play Peter Pan
Chocolat (2000) by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a single mother and her young daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop - with Sunday hours - across the street from the local church, they are met with some resistance from the rigidly moral community. But as soon as the townspeople discover their deliciousproducts, their attitudes begin to change
Chocolat ... ein kleiner Biss genügt( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinosauri( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dopo una devastante pioggia di meteoriti, il giovane iguanodonte Aladar e la sua famiglia adottiva di proscimmie si uniscono a un branco di dinosauri in cerca di un luogo ancora vivibile. (Mereghetti)
Ausnahmesituation nach einer wahren Begebenheit = Extraordinary measures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le dragon des mers by Jay Russell( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinosaur( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schiffsmeldungen wie weit muss man gehen, um die Liebe zu finden?( )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out to sea (1997) shooting script by Robert Nelson Jacobs( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Jacobs, Robert N.

Nelson Jacobs, Robert

Robert Nelson Jacobs Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Robert Nelson Jacobs amerikansk manusforfattar

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Robert Nelson Jacobs amerikansk manusforfatter

Robert Nelson Jacobs amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Robert Nelson Jacobs scénariste américain

Robert Nelson Jacobs US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

Роберт Нельсон Джейкобс

Робърт Нелсън Джейкъбс

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