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Jacobs, Robert Nelson

Overview
Works: 85 works in 295 publications in 6 languages and 10,495 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Motion picture plays  Love stories  Animated films  Film and video adaptations 
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 )
92 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,946 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 )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a lonely boy named Angus discovers a large, mysterious egg along the shores of Loch Ness, no one is prepared for what lies within. He soon discovers that the strange, mischievous hatchling inside is none other than the Water Horse, the Loch's most fabled creature. But with the Water Horse growing ten times it's size every day, Angus finds it increasingly difficult to keep his new friend a secret
Extraordinary measures by Geeta Anand( Visual )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,586 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 Lasse Hallström( Visual )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by E. Annie Proulx. After tragedy strikes, Quoyle moves with his daughter from upstate New York to his ancestral home in a small Newfoundland fishing village. With a job at the local newspaper and a developing romance, Quoyle is transformed by this place of magic, beauty and hardship
Dinosaur by D. B Sweeney( Visual )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,370 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
Out to sea ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 810 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 155 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 49 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 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shipping news by Annie Proulx( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 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
Chocolat ... ein kleiner Biss genügt! by Lasse Hallström( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in German and French and held by 21 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
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
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
Schiffsmeldungen ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in German and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Atando cabos The shipping news ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cuando Quoyle, un hombre solitario y desdichado, pierde a su esposa, de la que estaba separado, en un accidente de coche, decide abandonar Nueva York y trasladarse con su tía y su hija a un pequeño puerto pesquero de Terranova, la tierra natal de sus antepasados. Allí consigue trabajo como reportero en el periódico local y, a medida que pasa el tiempo, se siente cada vez más identificado con el paisaje y más a gusto consigo mismo. Además, poco a poco, surgirá un romance entre él y Wavey, una mujer que también tiene que combatir los fantasmas del pasado
Schiffsmeldungen : wie weit muss man gehen, um die Liebe zu finden? by Annie Proulx( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 5 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]
Chocolat ... ein kleiner Biss genügt ( )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Medidas extraordinarias ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Jacobs, Robert N.
Nelson Jacobs, Robert
Languages
English (145)
German (23)
Spanish (21)
French (8)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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