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Woo, John 1948-

Works: 578 works in 1,743 publications in 15 languages and 23,038 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Martial arts films  Interviews  Animated films  Action and adventure films  Gangster films  Crime films  War films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Actor, Scenarist, Film editor, Performer, Scribe, Conceptor, Editor, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Creator, Restager, dir, Collector
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Windtalkers by John Woo( visu )
61 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,259 libraries worldwide
A battle-weary Marine is assigned to guard - and ultimately befriends - a young Navajo soldier who has been trained to be a code talker. This code, the Navajo code, and the men who knew the code, were to be guarded as they went into action. It was the unspoken duty of the Marine to kill the Navajo soldier before he could be taken prisoner of war by the Japanese. This is the one wartime code that was never broken by the enemy
Mission, impossible II by John Woo( visu )
54 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,044 libraries worldwide
IMF agent Ethan Hunt partners up with Nyah Hall to stop renegade agent Sean Ambrose from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world
Face/off by John Travolta( visu )
55 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,747 libraries worldwide
FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) must go undercover to investigate the location of a lethal biological weapon planted by his arch rival, terrorist-for-hire Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). After undergoing a radical surgical procedure, Archer literally "borrows" Troy's face and identity to carry out his mission. But things go awry when Troy, emerging from a coma, is transformed into Archer and wreaks havoc upon his life, both at work and at home
Paycheck by John Woo( visu )
53 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
Jennings is the best reverse-engineer in the business. He is hired by his friend Rethrick to do a special job, with the promise of a multi-million dollar paycheck when successfully completed. When he is finished, all memory of what he had been working on is erased from his mind. That's when his problem really start to begin. He is hunted by the FBI for something he has no recollection of doing and has little time to work it out. Before his memory wipe, he sent himself 19 seemingly unconnected objects, to allow him to put the puzzle together and discover just what has gone on and what he has done
Broken arrow by John Woo( visu )
50 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,096 libraries worldwide
Two military pilots engage in a no-holds-barred battle against time and each other in a race to recover two stolen nuclear warheads. When a B-2 Stealth Bomber crashes in the Utah desert during a top-secret test run, the military quickly moves in to retrieve its two "broken arrows." But the situation spins out of control after one of the pilots reveals the crash to part of an incredible nuclear extortion plot
Bulletproof monk by Paul Hunter( visu )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
For 60 years a mysterious monk with no name has zigzagged the globe to protect an ancient scroll - a scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. Now the Monk must look for a new scrollkeeper. Kar is an unlikely candidate, a streetwise young man whose only interest is himself. But when he inadvertently saves the Bulletproof Monk from capture, the two become partners in a scheme to save the world from the scroll's most avid pursuer
Hard-boiled by John Woo( visu )
55 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 808 libraries worldwide
After his partner is killed, a vengeful cop and his undercover colleague take on the gun smugglers responsible for his death
Le samouraï The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 643 libraries worldwide
Entre otras cualidades, "Le samouraï" es un poema desgarrador del hombre solo. Es también, y ante todo, una película policiaca. Este "samurai", Jeff Costello, no es sino un asesino a sueldo del hampa parisina. Engañado por sus socios, tiene que defenderse en dos frentes: contra la policía y contra sus cómplices. Se organiza entonces una implacable caza, todos contra un solo hombre. El héroe irrisorio de este combate nocturno triunfará. En la muerte, claro está. Una muerte deseada, organizada, como una apoteosis
M:i-2 ( visu )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 614 libraries worldwide
IMF agents partner up with a thief to stop a renegade agent from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world
Red cliff by John Woo( visu )
30 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 601 libraries worldwide
An Emperor declares war on two kingdoms in China to unite the entire country during 208 AD, which becomes one of the biggest military battles in history as the two kingdoms unite against the Emperor
The killer by John Woo( visu )
57 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 454 libraries worldwide
"Jeffrey, a hired killer, wants out of the crime world but agrees to one last job. During the fatal assignment, he accidentially blinds cabaret singer Jennie. Haunted by guilt, he befriends her and consents to yet one more killing to finance a sight-saving operation for her. His final contract is to kill the head of a drug syndicate through an agent named Sydney."--AFI Online Catalogue
Appleseed exmachina by Shinji Aramaki( visu )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Deunan and Briareos, find their partnership tested by the arrival of Tereus who resembles Briareos before the war injuries that led to his becoming a cyborg. Together they face threats from Cyborg terrorism, nanotech zealots, and rioting citizens
A better tomorrow by John Woo( visu )
47 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Kit is a cop, his brother Ho a street-hardened criminal. When the city's most ruthless crime syndicate launches a billion-dollar counterfeiting scheme, they're both caught up in an underworld battle that takes no prisoners
Die xue shuang xiong = The killer by John Woo( visu )
46 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in Chinese and No Linguistic Content and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Jeffrey is the killer hired by the mob for one last job. Lee is a relentless cop whose mission is to stop Jeffrey at all cost. The two enemies form a strange bond that blurs the line between good and evil. When Jeffrey is double-crossed by the mob in a shootout, Lee picks up his trail in a church while Jeffrey's mistress is caught in a crossfire
Hard target by John Woo( visu )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 309 libraries worldwide
A sadistic mercenary named Emil Fouchon recruits homeless combat veterans so that his clients, bored tycoons, can stalk and kill the most challenging prey of all: man. When Natasha Binder comes to New Orleans to find her missing father, she meets Chance Boudreaux, a martial arts expert and combat veteran, and the one man Fouchon cannot seem to beat
Warriors of the rainbow Seediq Bale ( visu )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 295 libraries worldwide
During the Japanese rule of Taiwan, the Seediq were forced to lose their own culture and give up their faith. Men were subject to harsh labor and kept from traditional hunting; whereas women had to serve the Japanese policemen and their families by doing the household work and giving up their traditional weaving work. Above all, they were forbidden to tattoo their faces. And these tattoos were seen as the Seediq's traditional belief to transform themselves into Seediq Bale
Chibi. Red cliff ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 279 libraries worldwide
"[T]he epic historical drama based on a legendary 208 A.D. battle that heralded the end of the Han Dynasty. A power-hungry Prime Minister-turned-General Cao Cao seeks permission from the Han Dynasty Emperor to organize a southward-bound mission designed to crush the two troublesome warlords who stand in his way, Liu Bei and Sun Quan. Vastly outnumbered by Cao Cao's brutal, fast-approaching army, the warlords band together to mount a heroic campaign-unrivaled in history-that changes the face of China forever"--Container
Chop socky Cinema Hong Kong ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Offers an in-depth look at martial arts films, particularly Hong Kong's wu xia film legacy and its influence on global cinema. From its roots in Beijing Opera to Quentin Tarantino's tribute Kill Bill, Vol. 2, this film presents the development of the genre, insight into the techniques, weaponry and well-known stars of Hong Kong martial arts action. Beginning with Hong Kong cinema's first martial-arts hero, Wong Fei Hung to the balletic choreography of Chang Che, through the "one-punch" impact of Bruce Lee and the evolution of kung-fu comedy as epitomized by Jackie Chan. The Hong Kong technique of editing-in-camera is demonstrated in a multi-screen sequence, and there are numerous clips from the genre's classic films
Chi bi Red cliff by John Woo( visu )
30 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 220 libraries worldwide
An Emperor declares war on two Kingdoms in China to unite the entire country during 208 AD, which becomes one of the biggest military battles in history, as the two kingdoms unite against the Emperor. Includes interviews, press conference, and more
Die xie jie tou Bullet in the head ( visu )
38 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 171 libraries worldwide
In 1967, on the way to the wedding of a friend a young man is accosted by a local gang member. Later, the three friends administer justice, in the process of which the gang member is killed, so they leave Hong Kong to avoid the police and the gang. They run black market supplies to Saigon and get embroiled in the war, being arrested as Viet Cong, then later captured by the Viet Cong, and find that their friendship is tested to the limits as they try to escape
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John Woo director de cine chino-estadounidense
John Woo Hong Kong film director, screenwriter and film producer
John Woo Hongkonger Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent
John Woo réalisateur de Hong-Kong
John Woo regista cinese
Ng, Yu-sam 1946-
Ng Yu Sum 1946-....
Ng, Yu-sum 1948-
Ngô͘ Ú-sim
Ngô Vũ Sâm
Woo, John
Woo, John 1946-
Wu, Hsiang-fei 1946-
Wu, John 1946-
Wu, Xiangfei 1946-
Wu Yu Sen 1946-....
Wu, Yü-sen 1948-
Wu, Yu-Seng, 1948-
Wu, Yu-Sheng 1948-
Wu, Yuesheng 1946-
Wu, Yusen
Wu Yusen 1946-....
Wu, Yusen 1948-
Джон Ву
Ջոն Վու
جان وو
จอห์น วู
ウー, ジョン
吳 宇森 1946-....
吳, 宇森 1948-
吴宇森 1948-
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Spanish (25)
Multiple languages (16)
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