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Good Machine (Firm)

Works: 65 works in 372 publications in 3 languages and 17,299 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Martial arts films  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Biographical films  Video recordings for the hearing impaired 
Roles: prn, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Good Machine (Firm)
Hulk by Ang Lee( Visual )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 2,046 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 )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,519 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 )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in Chinese and English and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired master chef and widower is worried about the future of his three unmarried daughters who are skeptical about marriage. Yet he himself surprises them with his secret love affair with a young woman many years his junior
The ice storm by Ang Lee( Visual )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,299 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 )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 1,247 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 Moises Kaufman( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,125 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 )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 987 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 )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 967 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 )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 859 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
Wo hu cang long = Wo hu cang long = Crouching tiger, hidden dragon by Ang Lee( Visual )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 646 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
Happiness by Todd Solondz( Visual )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 614 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 )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 598 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 dove 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 Fox Searchlight Pictures ; DNA Films( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 577 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
Lovely & amazing( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lovely and amazing is an intimate family portrait of four hapless but resilient women and the bitter sweet lessons they learn in keeping up with the hectic demands of their individual neuroses
The Tao of Steve( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 394 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 345 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 )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 290 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 An Li( Visual )

18 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 )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 204 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 -- Puff who was raised as an ape in the wild, Lila, who had once fled to the woods after hair entirely covered her body, and her boyfriend Nathan, who was brought up so strictly that his life now revolves around scientifically training white mice in proper etiquette
River of grass( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An outlaw-lovers-on-the-run saga in which the leads don't commit a crime, fall in love or ever hit the road. ... A modern, ennui-laden film noir turned inside out and filmed in bright colors under the Florida sun. ... A terminally bored housewife and mother whose husband is perpetually absent, Cozy doesn't know what to do with herself until she meets Lee, an entropy specialist who still lives at home at 29 and whose ambition is to 'just drink.' Lee has come into possession of a gun found on the road, one lost by Cozy's detective (and jazz drummer) father, Jimmy. When Cozy accidentally fires the gun, she and Lee believe they've shot a black man and bolt to a motel to decide what to do. Without as much as pocket change between them, the pair can't even get on the toll road to leave town, and with the perfect opportunity to become wild, even legendary outlaws on the lam, they can't get it together to do a thing. 'If we weren't killers, we weren't anything, ' Cozy realizes upon learning that their 'victim' wasn't hit after all"--Variety review by Todd McCarthy, February 7, 1994
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Yin shi nan nü = Eat drink man womanRide with the devilWo hu cang long = Wo hu cang long = Crouching tiger, hidden dragonHappinessAuto focusShe's the oneThe Tao of Steve
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