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Good Machine (Firm)

Works: 56 works in 225 publications in 3 languages and 16,944 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Motion pictures  War films  Martial arts films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Good Machine (Firm)
Hulk by Ang Lee( Visual )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Banner is involved in a freak lab accident exposing him to gamma radiation. As a result, whenever the mild-mannered man becomes angry, he transforms into a huge, rampaging creature that destroys everything in his path
Yin shi nan nü Eat drink man woman by Ang Lee( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in Chinese and English and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a master chef and his three adult daughters, all of whom are seeking love and happiness in different ways
American splendor by Robert Pulcini( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American splendor is the story of a little-known working-class everyman, Harvey Pekar. Harvey finds love, family and creative voice through the underground comic books, but still can't manage to find the quicker supermarket checkout. Pekar is a frustrated file clerk at a V.A. Hospital, but also a comic book fan, who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life, entitled American Splendor. Along the bumpy journey he meets and marries Joyce, played by Hope Davis. also appearing in the movie are the real Harvey and Joyce, comic book renderings of the couple, and cameos by some of Harvey's closest friends
The ice storm by Ang Lee( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of two dysfunctional families who learn to cope with nature-- human nature-- in this emotionally charged tale of suburban life in the '70s. When a self-centered husband's relationships with his wife and mistress grow cold, it takes a wife-swapping 'key party' and a freak ice storm to clear the air-- and change their lives forever."--Container
The Laramie project by Moises Kaufman( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This film is based on transcripts of over 200 interviews with the people of Laramie, Wyoming."--Title screens. In October 1998, 21 year-old Matthew Shepard had been found savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. National media attention made his case a cause célèbre, and a month later, off Broadway writer-director Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre (his collaborating actors) arrived. They succeeded in interviewing a wide range of relevant persons, from those who knew Shepard or knew the accused to police, university, and hospital personnel and community members. Then they wrote a play
The wedding banquet Xi yan by Ang Lee( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Taiwanese gay man living in Manhattan agrees to a marriage of convenience with a mainland Chinese woman in need of a green card. His parents are thrilled, and fly to the States to help him plan a lavish wedding banquet
Ride with the devil by Ang Lee( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border, a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave and a young widow form an unlikely friendship as they learn how to survive during the Civil War, in a place without rules
The brothers McMullen by Edward Burns( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After their good-for-nothing father dies and their mother leaves to be with the man she really loves, brothers Jack, Barry and Patrick are left with only each other as they struggle with their relationships. Married Jack is tempted to have an affair; Patrick isn't sure his fiancee is 'the one'; and Barry can't deal with the fact that he is actually falling in love."--Container
Y tu mamá también And your mother too ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julio (Gael García Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna) embark on a thrilling journey filled with sexual exploration and the investigation of their inner selves. After convincing the beautiful Luisa (Maribel Verdú) to take a trip with them to an imaginary beach, the trio heads off in search of adventure. Will the unstable, spontaneously exhibitionistic Luisa seduce one or both of the boys--and will their relationship change depending on the distribution of her favors?
Crouching tiger, hidden dragon by Ang Lee( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Chinese and English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroad in her life
She's the one by Edward Burns( Visual )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, think they are happily married, they are extremely confused about women as a result of their father's misguided influence. When Francis becomes involved in an extramarital affair with Mickey's ex-fiancee Heather, the brothers' longtime sibling rivalry reignites, with uproarious and unexpected results
Auto focus by Paul Schrader( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bob Crane became well known as the star of the comedy hit series "Hogan's Heroes." With fame and success, Crane drove headfirst into the darker, destructive side of celebrity life. He eventually teamed with a video technician who helped him document his numerous sexploits. But when his fast living got out of control, the end result was a brutal murder that remains one of Hollywood's most scandalous unsolved mysteries
Lovely & amazing ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An intimate family portrait of four hapless but resilient women and the bittersweet lessons they learn in keeping up with the hectic demands of their individual neuroses"--Container
Happiness by Todd Solondz( Visual )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dark comedy that centers around three sisters struggling to achieve happiness and middle class perfection
Y tu mamá también by Alfonso Cuarón( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dos adolescentes emprenden un viaje loco al campo con la seductora Luisa, de 28 años. Luisa los educa en los puntos más finos de la pasión, pero puede que el deseo de los adolescentes para ella destruirá su amistad para siempre
The Tao of Steve by Jenniphr Goodman( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amateur philosopher Dex and his friends live by a code which virtually guarantees scoring with the ladies; but when Dex meets up with old college fling Syd, the rules he lived by no longer apply
Storytelling by Todd Solondz( Visual )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story that makes light of the dark side of human behavior. Discover the truth about sex, lies and race relations in suburban America. Includes a mixture of an emotionally needy college student, a slacker named Scooby and a very dysfunctional family man
Human nature by Michel Gondry( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Go for a walk on the wild side in this deliciously twisted tale about three strangers caught in a hair-raising love triangle
Tui shou Pushing hands by Ang Lee( Visual )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in Chinese and English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tai-chi master and widower moves from Beijing to a New York suburb to live with his only son. With a daughter-in-law who has no use for him and an ever-changing society, problems quickly arise. He is forced to call upon his tai-chi teachings and its "pushing hands" to give him the balance needed to survive in this poignant and comic tale
The myth of fingerprints ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warren returns home for Thanksgiving after three years. His family consists of his parents, his over-sexed sister and her long-suffering lover, his romantically distant younger brother, and his immature younger sister. The blackly comic story examines how each adult sibling has problems expressing feelings and explores their relationships with their emotionally crippled father
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.08 for Crouching ... to 0.47 for Tui shou P ...)
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You yi zhi zuo gong si
English (129)
Chinese (22)
Spanish (10)