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Jacobs, Robert Nelson

Works: 61 works in 329 publications in 7 languages and 10,725 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Contributor
Classifications: PS3566.R697, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Nelson Jacobs
Chocolat by Joanne Harris( Visual )

100 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilite - 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 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,919 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 Fu an( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,635 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
Out to sea( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men decide to become dance instructors on a cruise ship so they can meet women and con them out of money
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
Schiffsmeldungen : wie weit muss man gehen, um die Liebe zu finden? by Annie Proulx( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in German and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine mit atmosphärischer Eindringlichkeit und beiläufigem Humor inszenierte Romanverfilmung, die den im Mittelpunkt stehenden seltsamen Einzelgänger aus der stimmungsvollen Beschreibung der Umwelt heraus anlegt. Die ebenso poetischen wie symbolischen Bilder einer in ewiger Winterlichkeit erstarrten Hemisphäre führen in ein faszinierendes Zwischenreich von Mysterien und Realität, das mehr zu Erklärung der Charaktere beiträgt als die eher unglückliche Besetzung der Hauptrolle mit einem allzu vertrauten Filmstar. [Film-Dienst]
The cider house rules : the shipping news( Visual )

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

The cider house rules: Homer is an orphan in remote St. Cloud, Maine. Never adopted, he is the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, who trains him to be a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. Homer, however, yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. Then Wally and pregnant Candy visit the orphanage for a medically safe, albeit illegal, abortion. Homer accompanies them to Wally's family apple farm. Wally goes off to war, leaving Homer and Candy alone together. What will Homer learn in the cider house? What of the destiny Dr. Larch planned for him?
Chocolat : a novel by Joanne Harris( )

6 editions published in 2000 in German and English and held by 7 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
Atando cabos The shipping news( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuando Quoyle, un solitario y desventurado habitante de Nueva York, pierde a su ex esposa en un accidente de coche, su vida cambia para siempre. Abatido por el dolor y la nostalgia, se retira junto a su tía y a su joven hija a Terranova, el misterioso hogar de sus ancestros. En el pequeño pueblo pesquero Killick-Claw, Quoyle consigue un trabajo como reportero en el periódico local. Con cada artículo que escribe, se acentúa su percepción de esta peculiar comunidad, junto a la propia percepción de sí mismo. De forma gradual, iniciará un romance con Wayne, una mujer que vive con sus propios demonios personales. Mientras empieza su nueva vida en Terranova, su pasado se funde con su presente y Quoyle se transforma
The art of screenwriting( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation: Teaches highlighting the good parts and trouble spots, research, visualizing and dramatization, non-fiction vs. fiction, the echo effect, online reasearch vs. physical, changing directions, genre material and much more
Le dragon des mers by Jay Russell( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un jeune garçon esseulé découvre, lors d'une promenade sur la plage, un oeuf à l'aspect très étrange. Incertain de son origine, il décide de le ramener chez lui. Cependant, lorsque celui ci éclos au cours de la nuit, il se retrouve à sa grande surprise l'heureux propriétaire d'une créature mythique ayant l'aspect d'un cheval et d'un serpent d'eau. Ce dernier grandit d'une manière spectaculaire. Incapable de le cacher plus longtemps, il décide de le ramener dans son milieu naturel, le mettant, sans le savoir, dans une situation très dangereuse, car les habitants vont le percevoir comme une menace
Dinosaurerne( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terre neuve( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in French and English and held by 2 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

Robert Nelson Jacobs amerikansk manusförfattare

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


Extraordinary measuresOut to seaThe shipping news