WorldCat Identities

Good Machine (Firm)

Overview
Works: 50 works in 278 publications in 3 languages and 17,321 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Martial arts films  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  History  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Good Machine (Firm)
Hulk by Ang Lee( Visual )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist performs regeneration experiments on himself, and passes on the genes to his son, Bruce. Now Bruce is performing experiments that expose him to radiation and nanomeds, which combined with his unique genes, unleashes the Hulk
Yin shi nan nü = Eat drink man woman by Ang Lee( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in Chinese and English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Centered on a father and his three unmarried daughters living in modern day Taiwan where each Sunday, as is their tradition, they gather around the table to share a meal, stories and digest the wisdom of their all-knowing father."--Back of container
American Splendor by Robert Pulcini( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is 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. Along his bumpy journey he meets, marries and falls in love with Joyce, an admiring comic book seller
Y tu mamá también = And Your Mother Too by Alfonso Cuarón( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 1,303 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?
The ice storm by Ang Lee( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,300 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 Moisés Kaufman( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,140 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 )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 999 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 2016 in English and held by 959 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 )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 893 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
She's the one by Edward Burns( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two adult brothers find their sibling rivalry is revived after one begins having an extramarital affair with the other's ex-fiancee
Happiness by Todd Solondz( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yalıtılmışlık ... yabancılaşma.. mutluluk. Amerika''da hepsini birlikte alabilirsiniz. Ya da belki ayrı ayrı alma şansınız yoktur. Yeni bir televizyon alın mutlu olun. Yetmedi mi? Yabancılaşmayı deneyin. Televizyon alacak paranız mı yok? O zaman yalıtılmış bir hayat yaşayın. "Mutlu olun", eğer işe yaramıyorsa "mış gibi" yapın. İkiyüzlülüğü de ihmal etmeyin ... 30 yaşındaki Joy Jordan; anne ve babasının, Florida güneşi altında yeni bir yaşama doğru uzaklaşırlarken arkalarında bıraktıkları New Jersey''deki evde, yalnız yaşayan, bekar bir genç kadındır. Yaşlı çiftin sevgiden yoksun ve acıklı evlilikleri ise, cazibesi yıllar önce sönmüş olan Diane''ın tehdi altındadır. Öte yandan hayattan umudunu kesmemiş olan Joy, doğru erkeğin ve kariyer başarısının hemen köşeyi dönünce karşısına çıkabileceğini düşünecek kadar saf gözlerle bakmaktadır yaşama. Halihazırdaki erkek arkadaşı Andy''yi kaybettikten bir süre iş değiştirip yetişkinler için eğitim veren bir "hayır kurumunda" işe başlar. Buradaki öğrencilerinden Rus göçmeni, taksi şoförü ve bir hırsız olan Vlad ile romantik bir ilişkiye de girecektir. Joy''un iki kızkardeşi, mutlu bir evliliği olan Trish ve başarılı yazar Helen, bir yandan Joy''a küçük gören ve acıyan gözlerle bakmaktan ve bunu dile getirmekten geri durmazken, bir yandan da itiraf edemedikleri kendi sorunlarına sahiptirler. Gerçek yaşamda karşılaşılan tehlikelerin yazılarına getireceği duygusal otantikliğin peşindeki Helen, telefon tacizlerinin kurbanı haline geldiğinde; sapığın, yan dairedeki yakışıklı değilse de zararsız görünen yalnız genç adam, Allen olduğundan bihaberdir. Helen''e platonik bir şekilde aşık olan Allen''in kendi başındaki dert ise, pek de göründüğü kadar zararsız olmayabilen Kristina''dır. Allen hastalıklı romantik dertlerini psikoloğu Bill ile paylaşır. Pek tabii ki Bill''in Helen''in kızkardeşi Trish''in kocası olduğunu ve kendi "küçük" tutkuları olduğundan habersizdir. Bill bir yandan ergenlik acıları içerisindeki oğlu Billy''nin kendi sorunlarına cevap bulmaya çalışırken, bir yandan da küçük çocuğun okul arkadaşlarında sapkın bir çekicilik bulmaktadır
Auto focus by Paul Schrader( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 617 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 )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 588 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
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Ang Lee( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 19th-century China, two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocratic woman prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face-to-face with their worst enemy, and the enduring power of love
Safe by Todd Haynes( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carol White is an L.A. housewife in the late 1980s who comes down with a debilitating illness. After the doctors she sees can give her no clear diagnosis, she comes to believe that she has frighteningly extreme environmental allergies. A prescient commentary on self-help culture, as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, as a drama about class and social estrangement, and as a horror film about what cannot be seen
The Tao of Steve( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 411 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 Teresa Toscano( Visual )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These two acidic, tragi-comic explorations of sex, fame, exploitation and alienation form a powerful whole, where everyday life is put under the microscope, social taboos are laid bare and human frailties are fully exposed."--Container
Tui shou = Pushing hands by Ang Lee( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tai-chi master and widower moves from Beijing to an upscale New York suburb to live with his only son. Now facing an unsympathetic daughter-in-law and a culture that is alien to him, problems quickly arise
Human nature by Michel Gondry( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 206 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
River of grass( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows the misadventures of disaffected housewife and mom "Cozy" and the aimless layabout Lee, whose drunken flirtation one fateful night sends their lives into a tailspin
 
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Languages
English (171)

Chinese (34)

Spanish (18)

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Yin shi nan nü = Eat drink man womanRide with the devilShe's the oneHappinessAuto focusCrouching Tiger, Hidden DragonThe Tao of Steve