WorldCat Identities

Good Machine (Firm)

Works: 68 works in 335 publications in 3 languages and 17,313 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Biographical films  History  Television adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Good Machine (Firm)
Hulk by Ang Lee( Visual )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 2,050 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
American Splendor by Robert Pulcini( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,514 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
Yin shi nan nü = Eat drink man woman by Ang Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in Chinese and English and held by 1,388 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
The ice storm by Ang Lee( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,313 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
Y tu mamá también = And Your Mother Too by Alfonso Cuarón( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 1,251 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 Laramie project by Moisés Kaufman( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,136 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
Ride with the devil by Ang Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 966 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 )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 874 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
The wedding banquet = Xi yan by An Li( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 718 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
Happiness by Todd Solondz( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 607 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
She's the one by Edward Burns( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 596 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
Lovely & amazing( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 582 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 4 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two master warriors track the mysterious and highly skilled thief of the legendary sword Green Destiny. They suspect that the evil warrior Jade Fox is involved and hiding in the governor's household. Meanwhile the governor's beautiful daughter, who is hiding secrets of her own, fights against her coming marriage as she admires the freedom of the wudan masters
The Tao of Steve( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 402 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 336 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 wedding banquet by Ang Lee( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gay Taiwanese-American man is in a happy long term relationship in Manhattan, but his parents in Taiwan are always pressuring him to marry. His tenant, a young Chinese girl needs to marry an American citizen to obtain her green card, so a deal is made. Complications arise when the joyous parents arrive for the wedding and a huge cross-cultural banquet is arranged to celebrate
Storytelling by Todd Solondz( Visual )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 289 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
Tui shou = Pushing hands by Ang Lee( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 219 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 )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 200 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
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Yin shi nan nü = Eat drink man womanRide with the devilHappinessAuto focusShe's the oneCrouching tiger, hidden dragonThe Tao of Steve
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English (197)

Chinese (30)

Spanish (15)