Umebayashi, Shigeru 1951-
Most widely held works by Shigeru Umebayashi
Shi mian mai fu House of Flying Daggers ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Chinese and Hmong and held by 1,449 libraries worldwide
"China 859 A.D. The once-mighty Tang dynasty is in decline. The emperor is weak and incompetent. His corrupt government no longer controls the land. Unrest sweeps the country. Village by village, an underground alliance forms: The House of Flying Daggers. Based near the imperial capital the House of Flying Daggers moves in the shadows. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor, they earn the support of the people. At the same time, they are feared and hated, by their bitter rivals, the local deputies." - title screens. Local captains Leo and Jin set out to investigate a blind young dancer named Mei, who is believed to have ties to the Flying Daggers. Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin break her out in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. Things are, however, far more complicated than they seem.
A single man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,238 libraries worldwide
After the death of his longtime partner, a British college professor in Los Angeles struggles to find meaning in his life. As he dwells in the past, he begins to contemplate suicide. A series of events and encounters will lead him to question if there really is a meaning to his life after all.
Huo yuan jia Fearless ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Inspired by the story of a real-life hero, Huo Yuanjia. When an ill-advised fight destroys the reputation of a renowned martial arts champion and his family, his difficult path to redemption will bring him face-to-face with the most ferocious fighters in the world.
Absurdistan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Russian and German and held by 376 libraries worldwide
Welcome to Absurdistan, a small village in the high desert mountains, just on the outskirts of reality, where magical visions and bizarre events fuse together. The village is facing a water shortage, but the men are too lazy to fix a rickety pipeline and the women are getting fed up with their good-for-nothing husbands. The women make a simple vow: 'No water, no sex.'
House of flying daggers original motion picture soundtrack by Shigeru Umebayashi ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 104 libraries worldwide
夢二 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 96 libraries worldwide
A sensual, absurdist ghost story spun around the character and work of real-life painter and poet Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934), seen as a chronic philanderer and dreamer.
A single man original motion picture soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
The feeling of loss and being lost is captured in Abel Korzeniowski's moving score for the acclaimed film A Single Man.
Shoujyo an adolescent ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Tomokawa is a tough guy turned bored cop who spends much of his time sating lonely housewives and looking after retarded teen Sukemasa. One day while hanging out at a bar, he is approached by a 15-year-old enjo kosai named Yoko, offering a round of illicit sex in exchange for cash. Though he demurs, their paths cross again and soon a relationship of sorts forms. Yoko, it turns out, is Sukemasa's sister. Both happen to be the children of his old flame Yukie, a grasping and self-centered woman. Moreover, Yoko's grandfather is responsible for the massive tattoo sprawling across Tomokawa's back. Tomokawa soon takes both teens under his wing, protecting them from their heartless mother, and their lecherous stepfather. Soon, Yoko gets a similarly massive tattoo illustrating her bond with her policeman savior.
2046 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Loosely a sequel to Wong's "In the mood for love". A young man, who has tried to forget his lost love by meeting different young women, starts to write a novel about a young man falling in love with a robot in the form of a young woman on the number 2046 train. The number 2046 is the room number where he met his lost love.
2046 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 23 libraries worldwide
House of Flying Daggers ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 18 libraries worldwide
During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and opposes the government. Leo is a police officer who sends officer Jin to investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the "Flying Daggers" organization. Leo ends up arresting Mei, only to have Jin break her free in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. But things are far more complicated than they seem.
2046 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Incendiary ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
When London is hit by a terrorist bombing, a young wife and mother is devastated to find out that her husband and son were killed while she was in the arms of her secret lover. Her guilt leads her to become involved in the police investigation only to find out that the authorities will do whatever it takes to keep the truth hidden.
2046 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Chinese and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Follows the affairs of an out-of-work journalist and pulp fiction writer who searches for love with a series of beautiful women after an unfulfilled affair leaves him heart-broken.
Le secret des poignards volants by Yimou Zhang ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Undetermined and French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"En 859, la Chine est ravagée par les conflits. La dynastie Tang, autrefois prospère, est sur le déclin, et le gouvernement corrompu s'épuise à lutter contre les groupes de rebelles toujours plus nombreux qui se dressent contre lui. La plus puissante de ces armées révolutionnaires et la plus prestigieuse de toutes est la Maison des Poignards Volants. Deux capitaines, Leo et Jin, sont envoyés pour capturer le mystérieux chef de cette redoutable armée.
Le secret des poignards volants ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Multiple languages and French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Viaje apasionante en el que se cruzan guerreros peligrosos, combates apasionantes y batallas increibles para capturar a una joven bailarina ciega relacionada con una banda de revolucionarios conocida como "La casa de las dagas voladoras"
Jet Li's Fearless original motion picture soundtrack by Shigeru Umebayashi ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
霍元甲 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Huo Yuanjia is a martial art master in Qing Dynasty. His fearless spirit inspires his contemporaries to strive for a stronger and brighter China during one of the nation's darkest periods.
Le maître d'armes by Ronny Yu ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Huo Yuanjia doit faire face à une terrible succession de tragédies personnelles. Le seul moyen pour lui de les surmonter : combattre, pour l'honneur de son pays et l'esprit des arts martiaux. Il parviendra ainsi à émerger des ténèbres et entrera même dans l'Histoire, à l'issue d'un tournoi qui le sacrera définitivement meilleur lutteur de Chine...
周渔的火车 Zhou Yu's train ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Zhou Yu, a ceramic artisan in China's rural Northwest, has a deep rapport with Chen Qing, a shy, sensitive poet. Taking a long train ride every weekend just to make mad passionate love with him, her longing seems insatiable. Until one day, she meets the hedonistic vet Zhang Qiang, and begins a torrid affair, which takes her to another train station, and another level of lust.
Action and adventure films Action and adventure films Adultery Bombings Brothers and sisters California--Los Angeles China College teachers Comedy films Conspiracies Drama England--London Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film soundtracks Gay men Ghosts Grief Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental Huo, Yuanjia,--1868-1909 Isherwood, Christopher,--1904-1986 Japan Laziness Loneliness Lust Man-woman relationships Martial artists Martial arts films Martial arts films Melodrama Mothers of murder victims Motion picture music Motion picture music--Excerpts Operas--Excerpts Orchestral music Police Political science Popular music Revenge Secret societies Sex Social history Takehisa, Yumeji,--1884-1934 Terrorism Terrorism investigation Thrillers (Motion pictures) Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Meilin, Mao, 1951-
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