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Jacobs, Robert Nelson

Overview
Works: 73 works in 266 publications in 6 languages and 10,273 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Motion picture plays  Animated films  Film and video adaptations  Comedy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, 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 )
78 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,897 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 )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,882 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 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,544 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
The shipping news by Annie Proulx ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Dinosaur by D. B Sweeney ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a meteor destroys their island home, Aladar, an iguanodon, and the family of lemurs that raised him, join a group of dinosaurs on a treacherous journey in search for safety and a new home
Out to sea ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In search of lonely ladies with big bank accounts, happy-go-lucky Charlie cons his cranky, widower brother-in-law Herb into joining him on an all-expense-paid, luxury cruise. But their "deluxe accommodations" 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, Charlie and Herb are in for rough weather as they romance the luscious Liz and the lovely Vivian
Chocolat : a screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs ( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and German and held by 153 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 )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 51 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
Out to sea (1997) shooting script by Robert Nelson Jacobs ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shipping news by Annie Proulx ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 23 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
Chocolat ... ein kleiner Biss genügt! ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in German and French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ende der 50er Jahre weht der Nordwind die zauberhafte Vianne und deren kleine Tochter Anouk in das französische Dörfchen Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, das seit dem Mittelalter allen Modernisierungsbestrebungen erfolgreich widersteht. Dort wünscht man sich nichts sehnlicher als seine Ruhe. Doch genau die bekommt man mit der resoluten Frau gerade nicht, die mitten in der Fastenzeit in Kirchennähe eine Chocolaterie eröffnet. Die bigotte Dorfgemeinde geht auf die Barrikaden - aber Vianne versteht sich mit geradezu magischem Geschick zu wehren
Words into pictures 2002 craft day ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schiffsmeldungen ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cider house rules the shipping news ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 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
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
The art of screenwriting ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 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
Water horse legend of the deep = Le dragon des mers : la dernière légende ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young Scottish boy finds an enchanted egg, which hatches to become the famous water creature of Scottish lore. Now he must face his fears to protect his secret at all costs
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)
Le dragon des mers by Jay Russell ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 4 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
 
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Alternative Names
Jacobs, Robert N.
Nelson Jacobs, Robert
Languages
English (139)
Spanish (20)
German (19)
French (10)
Italian (4)
Multiple languages (1)
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