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Woo, John 1948-

Overview
Works: 535 works in 1,460 publications in 11 languages and 21,707 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Interviews  Animated films  Film adaptations  War films  Fiction  Gangster films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Actor, Scenarist, Film editor, Scribe, Performer, Conceptor, Editor, Interviewee, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, dir, Collector
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Windtalkers by John Woo( visu )
52 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 2,212 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
M:i-2 by John Woo( visu )
51 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,041 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. But before the mission is complete, they'll traverse the globe and have to choose between everything they love and everything they believe in
Face/off by John Woo( visu )
49 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,713 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 )
44 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,313 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 )
47 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,077 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
Bulletproof monk by Yun-fat Chow( visu )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 804 libraries worldwide
A monk travels the world to protect an ancient scroll that holds the key to unlimited power. He needs to train a new scroll keeper, which he finds in a street-wise punk that saves him from capture
Le samouraï The samurai by Jean-Pierre Melville( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 635 libraries worldwide
Jef Costello is a fedora and trench-coat wearing contract killer with samurai instincts. When Jef assassinates a nightclub owner, he finds himself confronted by a series of witnesses, who drop his perfect world into the hands of a persistent police investigator and Jef's shadowy employer, both of whom are determined to put an end to the career criminal
Hard boiled by John Woo( visu )
41 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 611 libraries worldwide
After his partner is killed, a vengeful cop and his undercover colleague take on the gun smugglers responsible for his death
M:i-2 ( visu )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 582 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 ( visu )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 570 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 )
50 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Jeffrey is The Killer, hired by the mob for one last job. Lee is the relentless cop trying to stop the killer at any cost. The two enemies form a strange and powerful bond that blur the lines between good and evil
Die xue shuang xiong The killer by John Woo( visu )
40 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in Chinese and No Linguistic Content and held by 325 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 )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 307 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
A better tomorrow ( visu )
32 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 302 libraries worldwide
The first in a trilogy of Chinese "Godfather" films, it portrays countless difficulties and setbacks experienced by a couple of counterfeit money smugglers who have decided to wash their hands of their past and choose a better life. In this first part, Sung Tzu-hao, one of the main protagonists is on his last "business" trip
Chibi. Red cliff ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 273 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
Appleseed exmachina ( visu )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 271 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
Chop socky Cinema Hong Kong ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 253 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 ( visu )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Chinese and Mandingo and held by 199 libraries worldwide
An Emperor declares war on two kingdoms in China to unite the entire country during 208 A.D., which becomes one of the biggest military battles in history, as the two kingdoms unite against the Emperor
La shou shen tan Hard-boiled ( visu )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Chinese and English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Tequila, a die-hard cop, stops at nothing to see that justice is done. To avenge his partner's murder, Tequila joins forces with a rebel cop, and then the body count mounts to a hair raising climax
Warriors of the rainbow Seediq Bale ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in Austronesian [Other] and Multiple languages and held by 185 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
 
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Ng, Yu-sam, 1948-
Ng Yu Sum 1946-....
Ng, Yu-sum, 1948-
Shen, Wu Yu, 1948-....
Sum, Ng Yu, 1948-....
Woo, John
Wu, Hsiang-fei, 1948-
Wu, John, 1948-
Wu, Xiangfei, 1948-
Wu Yu Sen 1946-....
Wu, Yü-sen, 1948-
Wu, Yu-Sheng 1948-
Wu, Yuesheng, 1948-
Wu, Yusen
Wu Yusen 1946-....
Wu, Yusen, 1948-
ウー, ジョン
吳, 宇森
吳 宇森 1946-....
吳, 宇森 1948-
吴宇森, 1948-
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