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Rayns, Tony

Overview
Works: 172 works in 302 publications in 7 languages and 4,586 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Musical films  Horror films  War films  Gangster films  Monster films  Filmed operas 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Interviewee, Commentator, Editor, Actor, Other, Director, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Translator, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Tony Rayns
Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

6 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in German and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema."--Container
Gwoemul = The host by Chun-ho Pong( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Korean and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A monster emerges from the Han River in the middle of Seoul, South Korea, wreaking havoc everywhere it goes
Fassbinder( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian = A brighter summer day( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early sixties in Taiwan, this film is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager
Kōshikei( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next. At once disturbing and oddly amusing, Oshima's constantly surprising film is a subversive and surreal indictment of both capital punishment and the treatment of Korean immigrants in his country
Nippon konchūki by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays 45 years in the life of a woman, from her country childhood through the years as a ruthless Tokyo madam and back to her native village
Akai satsui by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sadako is a typical Imamura heroine: one who revels in the pleasures of food, labor, sex, and self-preservation. Carrying the burden of her status as a lowly, poor, prostitute-birthed commoner wife, Sadako is subjected to an escalating series of belittlement both at home and in society
Buta to gunkan by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and Japanese and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays postwar Japan through the power struggles between small-time gangsters in the port town of Yokosuka, where American soldiers are based
King of the children by Kaige Chen( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koroshi no rakuin = Branded to kill by Seijun Suzuki( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Japanese New Wave bad boy Seijun Suzuki delivered this brutal, hilarious, and visually inspired masterpiece to the executives at his studio, he was promptly fired. Branded to Kill tells the ecstatically bent story of a yakuza assassin with a fetish for sniffing steamed rice (the chipmunk-cheeked superstar Joe Shishido) who botches a job and ends up a target himself. This is Suzuki at his most extreme--the flabbergasting pinnacle of his sixties pop-art aesthetic
In the mood for love (Huayang nianhua) by Tony Rayns( Book )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Valse triste -- 2 Secret Origins -- 3 Oblique Strategies -- 4 Miscellany -- Credits
Seoul stirring : 5 Korean directors by Tony Rayns( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fassbinder by Tony Rayns( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian / A brighter summer day / Janus Films ; a film by Edward Yang ; produced by Yu Wei-Yen, Jan Hung-Tze, and Edward Yang ; script and dialogue by Edward Yang, Yan Hong-Ya, Alex Yang, Lai Ming-Tang ; directed by Edward Yang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early sixties in Taiwan, it is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager
Branded to thrill : the delirious cinema of Susuki Seijun( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nṛan guyně( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in Armenian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A breathtaking fusion of poetry, ethnography, and cinema, Sergei Parajanov's masterwork overflows with unforgettable images and sounds. In a series a tableaux that blend the tactile with the abstract, The Color of Pomegranites revives the splendors of Armenian culture through the story of the eighteenth-century troubadour Sayat-Nova, charting his intellectual, artistic, and spiritual growth through iconographic compositions rather than traditional narrative. The film's tapestry of folklore and metaphor departed from the realism that dominated the Soviet cinema of its era, leading authorities to block its distribution, with rare underground screenings presenting it in a restructured form. This edition features the cut closest to Parajanov's original vision, in a restoration that brings new life to one of cinema's most enigmatic meditations on art and beauty"--Container
Zatoichi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. Features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973, starring Shintaro Katsu, collected in one package for the first time
Souvenirs de Kenji Mizoguchi by Yoshikata Yoda( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jang Sun-woo by Tony Rayns( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biruma no tategoto by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close World War II and finds harmony through song. A private, thought to be dead, stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment disguising himself as a Buddhist monk ... An eloquent meditation on beauty coexisting with death [that] remains one of Japanese cinema's most overwhelming antiwar statements, both tender and brutal in its grappling with Japan's wartime legacy"--Container
 
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Seoul stirring : 5 Korean directors
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Rayns, Antony 1948=

Tony Rayns critique de cinéma

Tony Rayns escritor británico

Тони Райнс

레인즈, 토니

トニー・レインズ

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