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Wang, Wayne 1949-

Overview
Works: 151 works in 700 publications in 9 languages and 15,955 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Comedy films  History  Catalogs  Interviews  Fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Restager , Film editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Conceptor, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Wayne Wang
The Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang( Visual )

54 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four mothers. Four daughters. Eight stories. The Joy Luck Club is four women in San Francisco who have played mah jong together on a weekly basis to for forty some years. One of them, Suyuan, has died, and her daughter June is preparing to go to China. Auntie Lindo with daughter Waverly, Auntie Ying Ying with daughter Lena, and Auntie An Mei with daughter Rose are at the going away party. Born in China, the Joy Luck Club members came to America as young adults; their daughters are 100% American. The old days are seldom spoken about, and some things about those times have never been said aloud, but the experiences left behind color the hopes and expectations these women have for their daughters. If daughters become their mothers--no matter how much both parties desire that it not happen--daughters also become different from their mothers--despite all attempts to perpetuate the status quo
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo( Visual )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl's life is changed by a scruffy, fun-loving pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer
Maid in Manhattan by Wayne Wang( Visual )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A struggling single mom takes a job as a chambermaid at a luxury hotel in New York. she meets and falls in love with a sauve and sophisticated heir to an American political dynasty, who mistakes her for a society woman. When her real identity is revealed, the reality about their seperate lives sets in
Last holiday by Queen Latifah( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgia Byrd is a department store employee who leads a life of frustrated desires. She particularly likes the bashful salesman from the outdoor furnishings department. But when she learns she only has a few weeks left to live, Georgia gathers her money, quits her job, and flies to the swank European resort she's always dreamed of visiting. Naturally, her new carelessness with money and fearless candor lead everyone around her, including a senator and her former boss, to think she's a real mover and shaker
Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the best selling novel Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See the film tells the story of seven-year-old girls Snow flower and Lily, in the 19th century China, who had their feet bound at the same age and on the same day, which sealed their fates together as laotongs - bound together for eternity. Isolated in their marriages, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai, the laotong's descendants, Nina and Sophia, struggle to maintain intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessy evolving Shanghai. Drawing on the lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or risk losing one another forever. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship
Anywhere but here by Wayne Wang( Visual )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adele is a flashy, flirtatious dreamer. Her daughter Ann is a quiet, no-nonsense realist. On the surface, they're like oil and water, but deep down, they are two of a kind
Smoke by Wayne Wang( Visual )

115 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodic story, divided into five chapters, each bearing the name of a character; main characters appear in most chapters. Most of the characters are connected by the fact that they hang out or work at the Brooklyn Cigar Store, where they tell stories and smoke a lot. Chapters explore the interpersonal relationships between this large and diverse group of characters
Chan is missing( Visual )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest to figure out what happened to Chan and their missing cash leads them on a journey that illuminates the pitfalls of Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into contemporary American society." -- Container
These amazing shadows( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the history and importance of the National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and the American experience itself
Dim sum : a little bit of heart( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charming, delightful comedy about a Chinese-American family in contemporary San Francisco trying to maintain a link to their cultural heritage while confronted with the changing world around them
Eat a bowl of tea by Wayne Wang( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York's Chinatown of the late 1940's, young Ben Loy, fresh out of the service, has his whole life spread out before him - including a job, an apartment and a marriage arranged by his father
A thousand years of good prayers by Wayne Wang( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chinese man who travels to America to see his divorced daughter remarry cannot complete his journey when he realizes a generational and geographical divide has developed between them
Chinese box by Jean-Claude Carrière( Visual )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John, a British journalist living in Hong Kong, falls in love with Vivian, a bartender with a jaded past. Vivian is eager to secure her position in Hong Kong society and wants her successful boyfriend Chang to marry her. When Chang proves to be indecisive about their relationship, Vivian turns to John. Giving into their feelings for a brief but passionate affair, they now face inevitable change and unexpected obstacles
Blue in the face by Wayne Wang( Visual )

67 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the greedy owner of a neighborhood cigar shop threatens to turn the shop into a trendy vegetarian restaurant, the people in the neighborhood prove they'll do just about anything to save their favorite hangout
When East meets East by Kalli Paakspuu( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an aspiring Chinese actress is told in an audition "You should be more Chinese," she is confused. What exactly does it mean to be "more Chinese" for people of Asian descent who have relocated to or were born in North America? This genre-breaking documentary explores the issues of ethnic and cultural identity through interviews with some of today's most prominent Asian and Chinese American filmmakers, actors and actresses in the United States, Canada, Taiwan and China
The center of the world( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What should have been a simple cash-for-sex arrangement sends a young computer-genius and a beautiful stripper on an emotionally shattering journey into each of their own deepest erotic fantasies. It's provocative and sensual, captured in a raw and voyeuristic image
The princess of Nebraska by Wayne Wang( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 18-year-old Chinese college student, unable to obtain a second-trimester abortion in Nebraska, travels to San Francisco for one, and there she confronts her lover's male lover and weighs her difficult decision
Hollywood Chinese the Chinese in American feature films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the representation and involvement of the Chinese in American cinema from the silent era to the 21st century
Chan is missing : a film by Wayne Wang( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two Chinese American-born cabbies, Jo and Steve, search for Chan Hung, a friend who has disappeared with a $4,000 loan. Combing San Francisco's Chinatown, Jo and Steve encounter a number of unique individuals, all whom have their own theories about who Chan was and what could have happened to him." [box cover note]
Smoke : (suivi du) Conte de Noël d'Auggie Wren ; Brooklyn Boogie by Paul Auster( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blue in the Face - Alles blauer Dunst" ist keine schlichte Fortsetzung von "Smoke", sondern ein sehr privater, unaufgeregter Nachbarschaftsfilm, der unter der Regie von Wayne Wang in einer knappen Woche gedreht wurde und zwischen Inszenierung und dokumentarischem Ton mühelos hin und her wechselt. Nach dem Drehbuch von Paul Auster erfahren die Zuschauer in vielen kleinen Interviews und Spielszenen einiges über das Leben in New York. Lou Reed redet, John Lurie spielt, Madonna singt und Jim Jarmusch philosophiert über seine letzte Zigarette. Immer wieder setzt er an, diese Zigarette zu entzünden, aber immer wieder kommt ihm etwas in die Quere. Ein Stadtteil setzt sich selbst in Szene und lässt den Zuschauer teilhaben an einem ganz eigenen Lebensgefühl. Leicht und unbeschwert, trotz aller großen und kleinen Misslichkeiten. Das "Lexikon des Internationalen Films" schreibt: "Ein halb dokumentarischer, halb inszenierter 'Augenblicksfilm', inspiriert durch die Arbeit mit den Schauspielern für den Film 'Smoke': Man kehrt in den kleinen Tabakladen in Brooklyn zurück und erlebt kleine und kleinste Episoden, die überwiegend von den Darstellern improvisiert werden und sich zu einem Potpourri Brooklynscher Mentalitäten ergänzen."
 
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Wang, Wayne

Wang, Ying 1949-

Wayne Wang americký filmový režisér

Wayne Wang cinéaste américain

Wayne Wang regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico cinese

Wayne Wang reżyser amerykański

Wayne Wang US-amerikanischer Regisseur chinesischer Herkunft

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