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Jacobs, Robert Nelson

Works: 68 works in 355 publications in 8 languages and 10,775 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 Joanne Harris( Visual )

134 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,999 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 )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,891 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 1,625 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 )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinosaur tells the story of Aladar, an iguanodon who is separated from his own kind and raised by a clan of lemurs. When a meteor shower destroys their home, Aladar and his family follow a herd of dinosaurs heading for the safety of the "nesting grounds." Together they must stand strong amidst food and water shortages, the threat of Carnotaur attacks, and Aladar's run-ins with the herd's stubborn leader, Kron
The shipping news by Annie Proulx( Visual )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,439 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 782 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 149 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 54 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 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
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]
Atando cabos The shipping news( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 13 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
Words into pictures : 2002 craft day( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding Neverland ; Chocolat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chocolat: When Vianne opens an unusual chocolate shop in a quaint French town, her mouthwatering confections inspire the straight-laced villagers to abandon themselves to temptation and happiness! But it is not until the handsome stranger Roux arrives that Vianne is able to recognize her own desires
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
Dinosaurerne( Visual )

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

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
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
The art of screenwriting( Visual )

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

Narrative: This program teaches how to get started, the main idea and servicing it, finding a movie's spine, sources of inspiration, outlining, characters' relationship with structure, description, research, instinct vs. technique, writing a script vs. selling one. Subjects covered include: how to tell a good story; which stories are worth telling and which are not; character arcs; real and illusory; the use of myth and theme as organizing concepts"--Container
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
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 guionista estadounidense

Robert Nelson Jacobs scénariste américain

Robert Nelson Jacobs US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

Роберт Нельсон Джейкобс

Робърт Нелсън Джейкъбс

רוברט נלסון ג'קובס תסריטאי אמריקאי

روبرت جاكوبس كاتب سيناريو أمريكي


Extraordinary measuresDinosaurOut to seaChocolat : a screenplayThe shipping news