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Nyman, Michael

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Gattaca by Andrew Niccol( Visual )

46 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the last "natural" beings born into a genetically engineered world, Vincent Freeman has none of the 'pre-ordered' DNA that will guarantee him success. Desperate to realize his dream of exploring space, Vincent assumes the identity of a genetically superior athlete. Avoiding detection using the athlete's genetic markers, Vincent becomes a rising star at Gattaca Aerospace, attracting the attention of a beautiful co-worker. When a flight director is brutally murdered, a clue left at the crime scene threatens to shatter Vincent's plans
Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container
Experimental music : Cage and beyond by Michael Nyman( Book )

61 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Nyman's book is a first-hand account of experimental music from 1950 to 1970. First published in 1974, it has remained the classic text on a significant form of music making and composing which developed alongside, and partly in opposition to, the post-war modernist tradition of composers such as Boulez, Berio, or Stockhausen. The experimentalist par excellence was John Cage whose legendary 4' 33'' consists of four minutes and thirty three seconds of silence to be performed on any instrument. Such pieces have a conceptual rather than purely musical starting point and radically challenge conventional notions of the musical work. Nyman's book traces the revolutionary attitudes that were developed towards concepts of time, space, sound, and composer/performer responsibility. It was within the experimental tradition that the seeds of musical minimalism were sown and the book contains reference to the early works of Reich, Riley, Young, and Glass. --Publisher
The Libertine by Laurence Dunmore( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wilmot, a 17th century poet, is the Earl of Rochester and from the beginning he treats his wife cruelly, drinks to relentless excess, abuses his friendships, and generally wallows in dissipation, much to the dismay of King Charles II. The king hopes that Rochester will write a play glorifying his reign. But Rochester finds his true inspiration when he sees a young actress named Lizzie Barry. Rochester sets out to make her the greatest actress of their time--and she, with some reluctance, submits to his teaching
The trip( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Steve Coogan, célèbre acteur anglais, est sollicité par un magazine pour chroniquer plusieurs restaurants chics du nord de l'Angleterre. Alros qu'il prévoyait de voyager avec sa fiancée, Misha, celle-ci décide de partir aux Etats-Unis faire le point. Incapable de voyager une semaine seul, Steve se résout à contacter Rob Brydon, le seul de ses amis à être disponible."
The end of the affair by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In England during World War II, an American writer and the bored wife of a British civil servant fall in love. Then she mysteriously ends the affair
The draughtsman's contract by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Neville, a young draughtsman, is persuaded to accept a very strange commission: 12 drawings of a country estate in exchange for money and sexual favours. This simple arrangement soon spirals out of control and Mr. Neville finds himself as the prime suspect in a bizarre murder mystery
Nam June Paik by John G Hanhardt( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The piano : original music for the film by Jane Champion [i.e. Campion] by Michael Nyman( Recording )

6 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The claim( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of regret and greed in the Gold Rush-era American West. in 1867, Daniel Dillon, the wealthy 49er who runs Kingdom Come, a Sierra Nevada boomtown, is trying to bring the railroad through town when the past comes back to haunt him. Twenty years ago, he sold his wife and daughter to another goldminer for the claim to the gold mine that brought him his fortune
The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coarse gangster holds court in a fashionable restaurant while his wife conducts a passionate affair in the kitchens with a fellow diner. [c.f. Halliwell's, 1997 ed.]
Monsieur Hire by Patrice Leconte( Visual )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touching, lyrical, erotic, suspenseful and enigmatic, Patrice Leconte's (Girl on the Bridge) 1989 psychological drama Monsieur Hire is both "a twisted love story and a tragic thriller" (London Sunday Times). In a provincial French apartment block, Monsieur Hire (Michel Blanc) endures a solitary life of dulling work as a tailor and vitriolic scorn from his neighbors. Hire's only solace is an occasional night out bowling and the voyeuristic admiration of his neighbor, the "ravishingly erotic" (Entertainment Weekly) Alice (Sandrine Bonnaire? Vagabond,? Nos Amours), a beautiful, free-spirited woman conducting a heated love affair through un-drawn curtains across the way. But when police discover the nude body of another young woman in a nearby vacant lot, Hire becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation that brings him face to face with the object of his desire even as it threatens to ensnare them both in a web of deceit, accusation, lust, and guilt. Adapted from the book by celebrated Belgian crime novelist Georges Simenon, Monsieur Hire is a film of gorgeously muted widescreen color and"funereal beauty" (The Washington Post) that coolly unpacks sexual obsession and romantic love with an intelligence and understated intensity "so delicate that you almost hold your breath for the last half-hour" (Roger Ebert)
String quartets 1-3 by Michael Nyman( )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the bee dances : for saxophone and orchestra ; The piano concerto by Michael Nyman( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Michael Nyman Band by Michael Nyman( )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chasing pianos : the piano music of Michael Nyman by Michael Nyman( )

6 editions published in 2014 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Piano by Jane Campion( Visual )

82 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rond 1850 wordt een niet-sprekende Schotse vrouw met haar dochtertje en haar piano naar Nieuw-Zeeland verscheept om te trouwen met een Britse kolonist. Er ontstaat echter een erotische verhouding met een vriend van de man
Concertos by Michael Nyman( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The piano by Michael Nyman( )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Piano arouses erotic passions and vengeful jealousies when Ada, a young mute woman, is desired by two men-her husband by an arranged marriage and the husband's darkly intense neighbor
Chelovek s kinoapparatom : zapisʹ na plenke v 6-i rolikakh (otryvok iz dnevnika kino-operatora)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film presents an experiment in the cinematic communication of visible events, without the aid of intertitles, without the aid of a scenario, without the aid of theatre. This experimental work aims at creating a truly international absolute language of cinema based on its total separation from the language of theatre and literature"--Opening titles
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Experimental music : Cage and beyondThe end of the affairContemporary musicians : profiles of the people in musicThe narrated life history of Schoenberg, Elgar, Scriabin, Hindemith, Messiaen, Britten, Arnold, Gorecki, Cage & Nyman
Alternative Names
Michael Nyman

Michael Nyman angol zeneszerző

Michael Nyman britischer Komponist

Michael Nyman componist uit Engeland

Michael Nyman compositeur et chef d'orchestre, musicologue et critique musical

Michael Nyman compositore, pianista e musicologo inglese

Michael Nyman kompozytor brytyjski

Michael Nyman un compositor ingles universal del siglo xx era compositor, pianista y musicologista

Michael Nymann

Michael Nymans

Micheal Nyman

Michel Nyman

Naimenas Maiklas Lorensas


Nyman, Michael

Nyman, Michael 1944-

Nyman Michael Laurence

Nyman, Michael Laurence 1944-

Майкл Лоуренс Наймен

Майкл Лоуренс Наймен англійський композитор-мінімаліст, музичний критик і теоретик

Майкл Найман

Майкл Найман композитор-минималист, музыкальный критик и теоретик

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