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Ward, Vincent

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Most widely held works by Vincent Ward
What dreams may come by Vincent Ward( Visual )

87 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie, kills herself and goes to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that he will be able to bring her back to heaven
Alien by Ridley Scott( Visual )

71 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the lone survivor when her crippled spaceship crash lands on Fiorina 161, a bleak wasteland inhabited by former inmates of the planet's maximum security prison. Ripley's fears that an Alien was aboard her craft are confirmed when the mutilated bodies of ex-cons begin to mount. Without weapons or modern technology of any kind, Ripley must lead the men into battle against the terrifying creature. She soon discovers a horrifying fact about her link with the Alien, a realization that may compel Ripley to try destroying not only the horrific creature, but herself as well
A Medieval Odyssey: The Navigator( Visual )

49 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black Death is spreading all across 14th century England. A group of desperate villagers, lead by the visions of a young boy travel to a remote cave and tunnel their way into the future. Somehow these medieval time travelers must survive the 20th century, make their way home, and save their village from certain death
Map of the human heart : DVD] by Vincent Ward( Visual )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Half-Eskimo boy Avik leaves home with a British mapmaker to seek medical attention in Canada. In Montreal, Avik meets Albertine, a half-Indian girl with whom his life will forever be linked
Patch Adams ; What dreams may come( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patch Adams: A doctor emphasizes humor in his care of patients, at risk to his career
Alien 3 by Alan Dean Foster( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and German and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fury 161 is a wretched planet -- a penal colony and industrial complex manned by violent prisoners. When an escape pod from the USS Sulaco crash-lands there, Ellen Ripley appears to be the only passenger left alive. Then inmates begin to die, all at the hands of another survivor. A creature which encounters Ripley, and spares her life! Desperate to know why, she seeks out an answer -- and discovers terror unlike any she's ever known. Science fiction master Alan Dean Foster returns to the Alien universe to reveal the ultimate destinies of Ellen Ripley and her eternal foe, the xenomorph known as the Alien"--Page 4 of cover
The navigator : a medieval odyssey by Vincent Ward( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last samurai by Edward Zwick( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tom Cruise plays Civil War hero Capt. Nathan Algren, who comes to Japan to fight the Samurai and ends up pledging himself to their cause. Ken Watanabe ... plays Katsumoto, a Samurai leader facing a vanishing way of life, whose destiny becomes intertwined with that of the American captain. Edward Zwick ... directs this sweeping and emotional epic tale of the birth of modern Japan."--Back cover
Alien³ by Alan Dean Foster( Recording )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, even the wind screams. Abandoned hulks of machinery rust in the colorless landscape. Dark, oily seas beat against a jagged black shore. And the remnants of a reentry space vehicle crash into the rough waves. In it sleeps Ripley, a woman who has battled the enemy twice. It killed her whole crew the first time. The second time, it slaughtered a spaceload of death-dealing Marines. Now on this prison planet that houses only a horde of defiant, captive men, she will have to fight the ultimate alien horror one more time
Vigil( Visual )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Out gathering stranded sheep, Toss' (Fiona Kay) father falls to his death; at the same moment, she hears the gunshots of an approaching poacher. In his muddy gum boots, the poacher, Ethan (Frank Whitten), carries her father's battered body back to the house. Tuba-playing, pajama-clad grandfather Birdie (Bill Kerr) encourages the stranger to stay, much to the initial disdain of both mother and daughter. Fleeing the sexual tension, Toss retreats to her playhouse in her hooded, woolly, hawk-like hat. It is only in the mirrors of her playhouse, and at last in the ghostly lights which Ethan shows her in his own hiding place, that the boyish Toss is able to explore her grief and accept the confusing first stirrings of womanhood"--Container
The Rain of the Children( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent Ward weaves drama with documentary to unravel the extraordinary story of Puhi, the Tuhoe woman who welcomed the young filmmaker into her home in 1978. Ward made the observational film In Spring One Plants Alone about Puhi's day-to-day life in the remote Urewera Ranges. By then almost 80, she was obsessively caring for her schizophrenic adult son Niki, whose violent fits terrified her. In this new cinema feature Ward sets out to unravel the mystery that has haunted him for 30 years: Who was Puhi? And why was she so obsessed with this last remaining son? Using his relationship with Puhi as the framework to explore her life, he finds a woman of extraordinary fortitude who, at the age of 12, was chosen by the great Tuhoe prophet Rua Kenana to marry his son, Whatu. Rua gave her the name, Puhi ("special one"). At 14, she had her first baby while hiding in the bush, having escaped from the 1916 police raid on Rua's community at Maungapohatu, where she witnessed the arrest of Rua and Whatu and the killing of Toko, Rua's other son, said to be her lover. She would go on to have 13 more children. But by the time Ward made his initial film, there were few signs of what had become of them. In Rain of the Children, he finds out how the loss of her children affected the course of her life. The tragedies she lived through were so powerful that some, including her, believed she was cursed. After a tumultuous second marriage and the manslaughter of her third husband, Puhi was left with her dependant son, Niki. She dedicated herself to this man-child, trying to protect him at all costs, even from beyond the grave. Rain of the Children is Ward's search for truth in the story of a woman who sought redemption through love and who has remained a touchstone for him throughout his life
Alien 3 by David Fincher( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ripley's ship crash lands on a prison planet and she must fight with them when another alien appears. But when she discovers she has one in her as well, she must struggle to kill the alien before it is too late
Hinter dem Horizont das Ende ist nur der Anfang by Vincent Ward( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Nielsen, ein erfolgreicher Arzt, stirbt bei einem tragischen Autounfall. Er erwacht irgendwo hinter dem Horizont, in einem Jenseits, wo all seine Träume und Fantasien zum Leben erwachen. In diesem himmlischen Paradies versucht Chris, seinen Frieden zu finden und die schmerzhafte Trennung von seiner Frau Annie zu überwinden. Auch Annie kann den Verlust ihres Mannes nicht ertragen und nimmt sich völlig verzweifelt das Leben. Im Gegensatz zu Chris findet sich Annie in einer trostlosen Hölle monströser Alptraumfantasien wieder, aus der es kein Zurück gibt. Chris kann und will nicht akzeptieren, daß er Annie niemals wiedersehen darf und beschließt, sie aus der Hölle zu befreien. Zusammen mit einem mysteriösen Spurenleser begibt er sich auf eine Reise hinab ins Reich der Finsternis - eine Reise, die ihn an die Grenzen des Wahnsinns treibt ... (Quelle:
Al di là dei sogni( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quattro anni dopo la morte dei due figli in un incidente stradale anche il medico Chris Nelsen muore allo stesso modo e si ritrova in un bizzarro aldilà, popolato da quadri dipinti o restaurati dalla moglie Annie. Lo spirito di Albert lo informa che non potrà mai più incontrarla perché, disperata, si è data la morte. Chris non si rassegna. (Mymovies)
Au-delà de nos rêves (What dreams may come) by Vincent Ward( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris et Annie forment un couple indissolublement lie capable de surmonter les plus rudes epreuves. Apres quelques annees d'une vie idyllique, leurs enfants, Ian et Marie, leur sont brutalement arraches dans un accident de voiture. Si Chris cache sa douleur, Annie s'eloigne inexorablement de lui, se mure dans sa solitude et se refugie dans la peinture. Quand Chris est a son tour victime d'une tragique collision. Il meurt mais ne disparait pas. Il connait une autre vie a travers les peintures d'Annie qui se mettent a s'animer et il comprend, ainsi, l'ame de sa femme
In Spring One Plants Alone( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 82-year-old kuia lives with Nicki, her dependant adult son. Filmed over a period of 18 months this documentary shows the gradual decline of the old woman's health and the effect this has on Nicki
Mei meng cheng zhen = What dreams may come by Vincent Ward( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Chinese and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ti yao :ke li si ni er sen yi wai si wang lai dao bu ke zhi de ling yu,qi qi yin wu fa ren shou gu du ye zi sha shen wang ,yuan yi wei er ren jiu ke si shou;ran er zi sha de ren que bi xu shou jian ao. wei le qi zi ke li si ye zi sha,lai dao di yu jiu qi qi
Map of the human heart : original motion picture sound track by Gabriel Yared( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edge of the earth : stories and images from the antipodes by Vincent Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The past awaits : people, images, film by Vincent Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vincent Ward is one of New Zealand's pre-eminent filmmakers, lauded both at home and internationally for the quality of his compelling and original vision. Ward originally trained as a fine artist, and his strong visual sensibility has always been recognised as one of the defining features of his films. It is this skill as an image maker that is the genesis for this book, which sets out to collect together the remarkable images that form the heart of Vincent Ward's films. Beginning with his most recent film Rain of the Children, which builds on his groundbreaking documentary In Spring One Plants Along, made between 1978-1981, the book covers all of his feature films, including Vigil, The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey, Map of the Human Heart, What Dreams May Come, and River Queen. While the images in Lives Lived stand on their own. Vincent Ward has added another significant layer to this book by writing a fascinating and revealing text to accompany the photographs, that explains much of how and why these films were made, and the themes that interest and motivate him. This book is about the search to stay whole through making films: of being inspired by the people you work with and make films about, those who offer a lodestone for living. By seeing into the lives of some of the people I have thought above, perhaps in seeing these lives it is easier to see more clearly into my own. Vincent Ward is one of the great creative figures of our generation, whose films have had an enduring influence on the way we see ourself in this country. Lives Lived is an appropriately powerful contribution to that legacy
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What dreams may come
Alternative Names
Vincent Ward cinéaste

Vincent Ward director de cine neozelandés

Vincent Ward filmregisseur uit Nieuw-Zeeland

Vincent Ward neuseeländischer Regisseur

Vincent Ward regista, attore e sceneggiatore neozelandese

Винсънт Уорд

Уорд, Винсент

فنسنت وارد مخرج أفلام نيوزيلندي

وینسنت وارد فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان نیوزلندی

워드, 빈센트 1956-


AlienAlien 3The past awaits : people, images, filmMaking the transformational moment in film : unleashing the power of the image (with the films of Vincent Ward)The past awaits : people, images, film