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Shigeta, James

Overview
Works: 59 works in 151 publications in 3 languages and 6,722 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Folklore  Police films  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Singer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Shigeta
Mulan by Barry Cook( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mulan, a misfit in tradition-bound Chinese society, finds her family's honor and the fate of her Emperor and country in her hands after she disguises herself as a soldier in order to take her father's place in the Imperial Army to fight the invading Huns
Flower drum song by C. Y Lee( Visual )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1950's. Pretty Mei Li has stowed away on a Chinese steamer with her professor father to become a mail-order bride for nightclub owner Sammy Fong. Sammy, however, is completely infatuated with saucy showgirl Linda Low, who is intent on making him jealous enough to propose to her. As Sammy sets out to assign his marriage contract (and Mei Li) to Wang Ta, a handsome college student living in Chinatown, complications, merriment, and many musical numbers ensue
Mulan ; Mulan II( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mulan II: Mulan and Shang are engaged to be married and must journey to a distant city in a valiant quest to save their beloved empire
Midway( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the way it was--the story of the battle that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific, told wherever possible with actual film shot during combat. It exemplifies the combination of planning, courage, error and pure chance by which great events are often decided."--Title screens. In June of 1942, quite possibly the most important naval encounter of WWII took place in the middle of the Pacific, at Midway Island. While fictional, the film uses a great deal of documentary footage of the actual battle, featuring hundreds of ships of all sizes, from patrol boats to battleships and multiple carriers with hundreds of aircraft. US forces get wind of an imminent Japanese action and tries to sort fact from fiction, while the Japanese plan and execute their own attack plans. An epic on a grand scale that incorporates a huge cast, the film emphasizes the sheer scale of battles fought in the Pacific theater, which even when victorious, cost hundreds of lives
China cry by James F Collier( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sung Neng Yee's (Nora Lam) story is wrapped up within one of the most incredible marvels in all world history: how the Christian church survived under repressive atheistic communism in China. But it did more than survive. It thrived and multiplied. We can better understand these heroic Chinese Christians through Nora's story. Adopted by a prominent family in Shanghai in 1941, little Sung Neng Yee (Nora Lam) is treated like a princess. . . until the bombs drop, and the Japanese seize her house. After the defeat of the Japanese, she joins the Communists, believing they are the liberators of China. All goes well until she falls in love with Iam Cheng Shen from Hong Kong. Communist officials decide to break her of any bourgeois tendencies. During the next few years, in which she marries and has three children, she is subjected to excruciating persecution. She calls out to God for salvation. Miracles follow. She bargains for her husband and daughter's release to Hong Kong and is sent to hard labor, where she starts agitating for her own release. An intimate love story, saga of courage, and acclaimed inspirational gem
Kung Fu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kwai Chang Caine is a Shaolin monk who is on the run after he killed the Chinese Emperor's nephew. The nephew had killed Caine's teacher in cold blood with a gun, like a coward. Caine flees to America both to escape retaliation and to search for his brother in order to settle down in this new land. However, he can not help but continually run into trouble from gunfighters and others as they oppress the innocent, while bounty hunters pursue the price on his head. Against this, he has his Kung-fu martial arts skill which proves to be devastatingly effective in this gun-dominated land
Once an eagle( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic story of America in the 20th century, told through the lives of two career soldiers, spanning both World Wars. Sam Damon is a courageous and compassionate man who finds his calling leading his men in war and in peacetime. Courtney Massengale, on the other hand, is a ruthless achiever who will let nothing stand in his way to the top. In the late days of World War I, Damon and Massengale become friends, but as events unfold, the vast difference in their personalities leads to a face-off in a life and death struggle of good and evil
The Yakuza by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retired detective Harry Kilmer (Robert Mitchum) is called upon by an old friend, George Tanner (Brian Keith). Tanner has been doing business with a yakuza gangster, Tono (Eiji Okada), who has taken Tanner's daughter and her boyfriend hostage to apply pressure in a business deal involving the sale of guns. Tanner hopes that Kilmer can locate and rescue the girl using his Japanese connections
Slaying the dragon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes racial and gender stereotyping of Asian women in U.S. motion pictures as well as other filmic media, with "Reloaded" updating the original documentary by noting the effects of globalization and a changing population within the past 25 years. Includes interviews with actresses and other Asian American women who describe their experiences of such stereotyping. From the racist use of white actors to portray Asians in early Hollywood films - through the success of Anna May Wong's sinister dragon lady, to seductive Suzie Wong and the subservient '50's geisha girls, to the Asian American anchorwoman of today - these fascinating films show how images of exoticism and docility socially and psychologically impact Asian American women. "Reloaded" continues with looks at the past 25 years of representation of Asian and Asian American women in U.S. visual media - from blockbuster films and network television, to Asian American cinema and YouTube - to explore what's changed, what's been recycled, and what we can hope for in the future
Die hard by John McTiernan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York cop John McClane is the personal target of the mysterious Simon, a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn't get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian partner, McClane careens wildly from one end of New York to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon's deadly game. It's a battle of wits between a psychopathic genius and a heroic cop who once again finds himself having a really bad day
Flower drum song : the motion picture sound track by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

17 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outer limits. the original series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology type science fiction television program with a different cast each week
The Crimson kimono by Samuel Fuller( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caucasian and Japanese-American Korean War army buddies Corbett and Shigeta now work side by side in the LA homicide squad. When stripper Gloria Pall is murdered, they are sent to investigate. Both are smitten by the lovely Victoria Shaw, who is implicated in the crime. Corbett becomes jealous of Shigeta, who is deeply hurt, feeling that Corbett's animosity is borne of racism. Their friendship, and the central romance, is resolved after the detectives bring the murderer to heel in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo. Film takes a daring look at interracial romance at a time when it was still a hot-button issue
The Samuel Fuller collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It happened in Hollywood: A silent screen cowboy can't quite adjust to talkies, the death of westerns or to playing a modern-day gangster. Adventure in Sahara: Thriller set in a French Foreign Legion outpost whose sadistic captain is eventually cast out by his men, led by an American. Power of the Press: Drama about a corrupt newspaper publisher who uses wartime security as an excuse to promote his personal agenda, which includes murder. Shockproof: Film noir about a parole officer whose latest charge just served five years for murder to protect her sleazy lover. Scandal Sheet: An egotistical newspaper editor torn between his fear of discovery and his pride in his protege and star reporter, whose investigation into a "lonelhearts" murder may uncover his boss' secret past. The Crimson Kimono: Thriller about two L.A. cops, one Caucasian and one Japanese-American, who fall into an interracial love triangle with the woman they are protecting from a killer. Underworld U.S.A.: Drama about a young boy who witnesses his father's murder by gangsters and then joins the gang as an adult to exact revenge on the killers
Hollywood Chinese( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Lee and Suzie Wong – mention “Chinese in Hollywood” and it’s all about the exotic. But it’s not.Hollywood Chinese is a captivating revelation on a little-known chapter of cinema: the Chinese in American feature films. From the first Chinese American film produced in 1916, to Ang Lee’s triumphant Brokeback Mountain nine decades later, Hollywood Chinese brings together a fascinating portrait of actors, directors, writers, and iconic images to show how the Chinese have been imagined in movies, and how filmmakers have and continue to navigate an industry that was often ignorant about race, but at times paradoxically receptive.Hollywood Chinese is produced, directed, written and edited by Academy Award® nominee and triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong (Licensed to Kill, Coming Out Under Fire, Forbidden City, U.S.A.), and presents eleven of the industry’s most accomplished Chinese and Chinese American film artists who share personal accounts of working in film. Ang Lee, Wayne Wang, Joan Chen, David Henry Hwang, Justin Lin, B.D. Wong, Nancy Kwan, Tsai Chin, Lisa Lu, James Hong, and Amy Tan are among the storytellers who have wrestled with being the “other” in Hollywood. Non-Asian personalities are also featured to point out the controversy over portraying the Chinese in yellow-face. Two-time Oscar® winner Luise Rainer (Good Earth, 1937), character actor Christopher Lee (Fu Manchu, 1960-65), and 1940s matinee idol Turhan Bey (Dragon Seed, 1944) give first-hand recollections on being yellow on the silver screen.Hollywood Chinese is punctuated with a dazzling treasure trove of clips from over 90 movies, dating from 1890s paper prints up to the current new wave of Asian American cinema. Hollywood Chinese also unearths films long thought to be lost. During the documentary’s production, filmmaker Arthur Dong remarkably discovered two nitrate reels of what is now acknowledged as the first Chinese American film ever made, The Curse of Quon Gwon (1916). Directed and written by filmmaker Marion Wong, it is also one of the earliest films made by a woman and was recently placed on the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.At once humorous, maddening, and inspiring, Hollywood Chinese weaves a rich and complicated tapestry, one marked by unforgettable performances and groundbreaking films, but also one tainted by a tangled history of race and representation
Hollywood Chinese : the Chinese in American feature films( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the representation and involvement of the Chinese in American cinema from the silent era to the 21st century
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower drum song : the motion picture sound track by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridge to the sun( Visual )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on true story of an American girl who marries a Japanese diplomat and her experiences in war-torn Japan
Qigong : ancient Chinese healing for the 21st Century( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of Qigong and its future as a viable low cost health care strategy while incorporating interviews with Qigong masters, scientists and stories of individuals who practice Qigong daily
The people I've slept with( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A promiscuous woman discovers she's pregnant and begins a quest to find the identity of the father
 
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James Shigeta acteur américain

James Shigeta Amerikaans filmacteur

James Shigeta attore statunitense

James Shigeta US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Shigeta, Jimmy

Шигета, Джеймс

ジェームズ・シゲタ

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