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Jacobs, Robert Nelson

Works: 71 works in 383 publications in 8 languages and 10,817 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Children's films  Action and adventure films  Psychological fiction  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Animated films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PS3566.R697, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Nelson Jacobs
Chocolat by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

141 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,065 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 )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a lonely young boy named Angus discovers a large, mysterious egg along the shore of Loch Ness, no one is prepared for what lies within. He soon discovers that the strange, mischievous hatching inside is none other than The Water Horse, the loch's most mysterious and fabled creature! But with the Water Horse growing ten times its size every day, Angus finds it increasingly difficult to keep his new friend a secret
Extraordinary measures by Fu an( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El destino y determinación obligan al idealista padre de familia, John Crowley a unirse al solitario investigador el doctor Robert Stonehill. Juntas sus diferentes personalidades, enfrentan contra todo pronóstico a la industria médica y al tiempo para encontrar una cura, antes que sea demasiado tarde
Dinosaur by D. B Sweeney( Visual )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,547 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
Out to sea( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men decide to become dance instructors on a cruise ship so they can meet wealthy women and con them out of their money
Chocolat : a screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 150 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 by Spike Jonze( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 53 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 ... [more]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 18 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]
Words into pictures : 2002 craft day( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding Neverland ; Chocolat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 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
Atando cabos The shipping news( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 11 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 cider house rules : the shipping news( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 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( )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 8 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
The art of screenwriting( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogue and description: Three screenwriters discuss how they write dialogue for movies. This program teaches text and subtext, conveying emotion of the characters and the situations they are in, research, rewriting dialogue, character profiling and specificity of vision. Subjects covered include: how to condense a good scene; should a movie have one voice; description minimizing dialogue; is there magic in description or should it simply be clear; how to persuade executives to read your description
Dinosaurio( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoria, hace 65 millones de años, al final del periodo cretáceo. Un iguanodonte de tres toneladas llamado Aladar se cría separado de los de su especie y crece en una isla paradisiaca al amparo de un clan de lémures. Cuando una devastadora lluvia de meteoritos provoca el caos en su pacífico mundo, Aladar pone rumbo a tierra firme y se une a un grupo de dinosaurios que buscan desesperadamente un lugar donde anidar en paz
Dinosaurerne( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in Danish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le dragon des mers by Jay Russell( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis : En Écosse, loin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale qui fait rage, le jeune Angus MacMorrow espère chaque jour voir son père revenir du front. Lors d'une de ses promenades solitaires, il découvre un étrange objet qu'il ramène chez lui en cachette. Il va vite s'apercevoir qu'il s'agit d'un œuf dont une étrange petite créature ne tarde pas à sortir. Angus ne le sait pas encore, mais il vient de se faire le plus étrange et le plus merveilleux des amis... L'animal grandit vite, et le secret de son existence devient chaque jour plus difficile à garder. D'aventures en dangers, Angus et celui qu'il a baptisé Crusoé vont vivre mille péripéties et redonner un nouveau souffle à une des légendes les plus anciennes du monde, celle du Loch Ness
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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Jacobs, Robert N.

Nelson Jacobs, Robert

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Robert Nelson Jacobs guionista estadounidense

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Роберт Нельсон Джейкобс

Робърт Нелсън Джейкъбс

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