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Nyman, Michael

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Man on wire by James Marsh ( Visual )
24 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container
Experimental music : Cage and beyond by Michael Nyman ( Book )
40 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Nyman's book is a first-hand account of experimental music from 1950 to 1970. First published in 1974, it has remained the classic text on a significant form of music making and composing which developed alongside, and partly in opposition to, the post-war modernist tradition of composers such as Boulez, Berio, or Stockhausen. The experimentalist par excellence was John Cage whose legendary 4' 33'' consists of four minutes and thirty three seconds of silence to be performed on any instrument. Such pieces have a conceptual rather than purely musical starting point and radically challenge conventional notions of the musical work. Nyman's book traces the revolutionary attitudes that were developed towards concepts of time, space, sound, and composer/performer responsibility. It was within the experimental tradition that the seeds of musical minimalism were sown and the book contains reference to the early works of Reich, Riley, Young, and Glass. --Publisher
Gattaca by Andrew Niccol ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel
The libertine by Laurence Dunmore ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Wilmot, a 17th century poet, is the Earl of Rochester and from the beginning he treats his wife cruelly, drinks to relentless excess, abuses his friendships, and generally wallows in dissipation, much to the dismay of King Charles II. The king hopes that Rochester will write a play glorifying his reign. But Rochester finds his true inspiration when he sees a young actress named Lizzie Barry. Rochester sets out to make her the greatest actress of their time--and she, with some reluctance, submits to his teaching
The trip ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon
The draughtsman's contract by Peter Greenaway ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Neville, a young draughtsman, is persuaded to accept a very strange commission: 12 drawings of a country estate in exchange for money and sexual favours. This simple arrangement soon spirals out of control and Mr. Neville finds himself as the prime suspect in a bizarre murder mystery
The piano original music for the film by Jane Champion [i.e. Campion] by Michael Nyman ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The claim ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of regret and greed in the Gold Rush-era American West. in 1867, Daniel Dillon, the wealthy 49er who runs Kingdom Come, a Sierra Nevada boomtown, is trying to bring the railroad through town when the past comes back to haunt him. Twenty years ago, he sold his wife and daughter to another goldminer for the claim to the gold mine that brought him his fortune
Man with a movie camera by Dziga Vertov ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dziga Vertov's Man with a movie camera is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. This dawn-to-dusk view of the Soviet Union offers a montage of urban Russian life, showing the people of the city at work and at play, and the machines that endlessly whirl to keep the metropolis alive. As an early experimental film, use is made of trick photography, slow-motion, and animation
Monsieur Hire by Patrice Leconte ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a provincial French apartment block, Monsieur Hire endures a solitary life of dulling work as a tailor and vitriolic scorn from his neighbors. Hire's only solace is an occasional night out bowling and the voyeuristic admiration of his neighbor. ... When police discover the nude body of another young woman in a nearby vacant lot, Hire becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation"--Container
Erasing David ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How much do the government and private corporations know about people? How much can they find out? In order to discover how much privacy he has left, David Bond disappears from his life in England for one month and tries to go underground in Europe. But with a pair of top-notch detectives on his trail using all the information that the surveillance society has made available, Bond finds his task far trickier than he ever imagined
Carrington by Christopher Hampton ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and French and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of Dora Carrington, the Victorian Era painter whose passionate life created one of England's greatest scandals. Unable to possess the one man she loves, Lytton Strachey, Carrington embarks on a long string of loveless sexual encounters
The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover by Peter Greenaway ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A modern fable and political satire on the Thatcher years in Britain set at Le Hollandais, a gourmet restaurant. The wife (Mirren) of a barbaric crime boss (Gambon) engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller (Howard) between meals at her husband's restaurant, all observed by the cook (Bohringer). This nightly display of opulence, decadence and gluttony leads to murder, torture and revenge
The piano : original compositions for solo piano by Michael Nyman ( )
24 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The piano by Jane Campion ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young mute woman and her child travel to New Zealand in the 1800s for an arranged marriage to a farmer. After the marriage she meets another man, and the competition for her love begins. Just one of the men realizes that her affections can only be won through her beloved piano
The man who mistook his wife for a hat a chamber opera by Michael Nyman ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elefante blanco White elephant ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a shantytown in the slums of Buenos Aires, Julian and Nicolas work tirelessly to help the local people. Nicolas joins Julian in overseeing the construction of a hospital following the failure of a project he was leading in which paramilitary forces assassinated members of the community. Deeply troubled by his actions, Nicolas finds solace in Luciana. As Nicolas' beliefs wane, work on the hospital is halted, and the faith of the entire community is put to the test
Where the bee dances for saxophone and orchestra ; The piano concerto by Michael Nyman ( )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wonderland by Michael Winterbottom ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three sisters with very different lives, through a series of vignettes focus on their dreams, conflicts and weekend escapedes, all beautifully interwoven into a single tapestry of love, pain and pure joy
The ogre ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A grotesque fairy tale about Hitler's Germany in which a naïve mechanic comes to symbolize the seductive appeal of the Nazi regime."--Container
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.17 for The trip ... to 1.00 for The piano ...)
Alternative Names
Michael Nymann
Michael Nymans
Micheal Nyman
Michel Nyman
Nyman, Michael, 1944-
Nyman, Michael Laurence
Nyman, Michael Laurence 1944-
ナイマン, マイケル
English (220)
German (33)
Spanish (24)
French (17)
Catalan (3)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Dutch (1)