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Ward, Vincent

Overview
Works: 115 works in 441 publications in 8 languages and 5,272 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Horror films  Fiction  Biographical films  History  War films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Producer, Conceptor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Film editor, Performer, Actor, Creator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Vincent Ward
What dreams may come by Vincent Ward( Visual )

72 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years after Chris and Annie Nielsen lose their children in a traffic accident, Chris himself is killed and finds himself reunited with his children in a beautiful and astonishing afterlife, but Annie commits suicide in despair and is banished to a very different realm. Chris risks his own eternal happiness to find Annie and rescue her from her fate
Map of the human heart : DVD] by Vincent Ward( Visual )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 353 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
The navigator : a medieval odyssey( Visual )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time-travel adventure that begins in 14th century England, where the dreaded Black Death is wiping out whole cities all over Europe. A group of desperate villagers led by the vision of a young boy, sets off for a remote cave where they hope to find the answer to escaping the plague. They emerge in a bustling 20th century city
Patch Adams What dreams may come( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What dreams may come: Chris Nielsen dies and is united with his children, who died before him, in a beautiful afterlife, but must risk his own future to rescue his wife from her fate
River queen( Visual )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irish woman is caught in the middle of the war between the British and the Maori during the colonization of New Zealand in the 1860s
Alien 3 by Alan Dean Foster( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 201 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

Vigil : DVD]( Visual )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 66 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
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
Rain of the children( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 54 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 quadrilogy : Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete story of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley's recurring battles with members of a parasitical extraterrestrial species
Alien 3 by David Fincher( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sole survivor after her shuttle craft crashes on a lice infected planet in a distant solar system, Warrant Officer Ripley finds herself in an all-male maximum security prison facility. But Ripley has brought another unwelcome visitor to Florina 161, whose inhabitants have no advanced technology or weapons to fight when the Alien once again goes on the attack
Hinter dem Horizont das Ende ist nur der Anfang( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 14 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: Amazon.de)
Al di là dei sogni( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 12 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 perchè, disperata, si è data la morte. Chris non si rassegna. (Morandini)
In spring one plants alone( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 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
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

A state of siege( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malfred Signal, a secondary school art teacher, travels up north after her mother's death in an attempt to start her life again
Au-delà de nos rêves by Vincent Ward( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in French and English and held by 8 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
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

 
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What dreams may come
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Vincent Ward cinéaste

Vincent Ward filmregisseur uit Nieuw-Zeeland

Vincent Ward neuseeländischer Regisseur

Vincent Ward regista, attore e sceneggiatore neozelandese

Винсънт Уорд

Уорд, Винсент

وینسنت وارد فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان نیوزلندی

워드, 빈센트 1956-

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