WorldCat Identities

Good Machine (Firm)

Overview
Works: 54 works in 263 publications in 3 languages and 17,294 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Martial arts films  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Biographical films  History 
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 2014 in English and held by 2,028 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 1,524 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 )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. hospital, 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
Y tu mamá también = And Your Mother Too by Alfonso Cuarón( Visual )

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

11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,295 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 HBO Home Video( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,148 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 )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,008 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 )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 950 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 906 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 )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 644 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 )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dark comedy that centers around three sisters struggling to achieve happiness and middle class perfection
Auto focus by Paul Schrader( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 612 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. However, when his fast living got out 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 596 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 )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 573 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
The Tao of Steve( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 423 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
Safe by Todd Haynes( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 404 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
Storytelling by Todd Solondz( Visual )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 260 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 )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 231 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
Human nature by Michel Gondry( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Human Nature follows the interplay between an abnormally hirsute author, a repressed behaviourist, a young man raised as an ape and a breathy French research assistant."--Container
Trick by Jim Fall( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabriel, an aspiring writer of Broadway musicals, meets Mark, an exotic dancer, on the subway. They spend the night trying to find somewhere to be alone, forced to contend with Gabriel's selfish roommate, his irritating best friend, and a vicious drag queen at a gay dance club
 
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Hulk
Alternative Names

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You yi zhi zuo gong si

Languages
English (161)

Chinese (32)

Spanish (15)

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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