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The Resource Beijing taxi, a film by Miao Wang ; 3 Three Waters Productions ; produced by Ivana Solkiner ; written, directed and produced by Miao Wang, (videorecording)

Beijing taxi, a film by Miao Wang ; 3 Three Waters Productions ; produced by Ivana Solkiner ; written, directed and produced by Miao Wang, (videorecording)

Label
Beijing taxi
Title
Beijing taxi
Statement of responsibility
a film by Miao Wang ; 3 Three Waters Productions ; produced by Ivana Solkiner ; written, directed and produced by Miao Wang
Title variation
Beijing chu zhu
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • chi
  • eng
  • chi
  • chi
Summary
"BEIJING TAXI is a feature-length documentary that vividly portrays the ancient capital of China undergoing a profound transformation. The intimate lives of three taxi drivers are seen through a humanistic lens as they navigate a quickly morphing city, confronting modern issues and changing values. The three protagonists radiate a warm sense of humanity despite the struggles that each faces in adapting to new realities of life in the modern city. With stunning imagery of Beijing and a contemporary score rich in atmosphere, BEIJING TAXI communicates a visceral sense of the common citizens' persistent attempts to grasp the elusive. The 2008 Summer Olympic Games serve as the backdrop for BEIJING TAXI's story, a coming out party for a rising nation and a metaphor for Chinese society and its struggles to reconcile enormous contradictions while adjusting to a new capitalist system that can seem foreign to some in the Communist-ruled and educated society. Candid and perceptive in its filming approach and highly cinematic and moody in style, BEIJING TAXI takes us on a lyrical journey through fragments of a society riding the bumpy roads to modernization. Though its destination unknown, the drivers continue to forge ahead.."--Beijing Taxi website
Cataloging source
AMH
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Original score, Stephen Ulrich, Itamar Ziegler
Dewey number
951/.156
Language note
Mandarin with English subtitles
PerformerNote
Bai Jiwen, Zhou Yi, Wei Caixia
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wang, Miao
  • Three Waters Productions
Runtime
78
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Olympic Games
  • Taxicab industry
  • Taxicab drivers
  • Beijing (China)
  • China
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Beijing taxi, a film by Miao Wang ; 3 Three Waters Productions ; produced by Ivana Solkiner ; written, directed and produced by Miao Wang, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features include trailer, Yao Yao, flipbooks, film stills, production stills
  • Release date: 09/27/2011
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn682892333
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (78 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
013964640250
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 19935 PRD1470
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)682892333
System details
DVD; NTSC; 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Beijing taxi, a film by Miao Wang ; 3 Three Waters Productions ; produced by Ivana Solkiner ; written, directed and produced by Miao Wang, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Special features include trailer, Yao Yao, flipbooks, film stills, production stills
  • Release date: 09/27/2011
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn682892333
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (78 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
013964640250
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVD 19935 PRD1470
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)682892333
System details
DVD; NTSC; 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

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