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Edward Lachman

Edward Lachman


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Birth Place: New Jersey, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Cast (feature film)

Lightning Over Water (1980)
The last months in the life of director Nicholas Ray.

Cinematography (feature film)

Wonderstruck (2017)
Two children, each living in a different era, set out to solve a mystery.
Wonderstruck (2017)
Two children, each living in a different era, set out to solve a mystery.
Wiener-Dog (2016)
Several people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading comfort and joy.
Wiener-Dog (2016)
Several people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading comfort and joy.
Carol (2015)
In 1950s New York, two women, one older and one younger, fall in love.
Paradise: Love (2012)
Teresa, a 50-year-old Austrian hausfrau, travels to the beaches of Kenya as a sex tourist or "Sugar Mama." There, she moves from one beach boy to the next, buying their love only to be disappointed and quickly learning that for them, love is strictly a business
Dark Blood (2012)
A drifter living in the desert waits for the end of the world. When a wealthy married couple arrives seeking shelter, the drifter becomes obsessed with the wife.
Collapse (2009)
A look at the life of Michael Ruppert, a former Los Angeles police officer turned independent reporter. Michael predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, "From the Wilderness", at a time when most Wall Street and Washington analysts were still in denial. He draws upon
Life During Wartime (2009)
Follows a group of people struggling to find a place for themselves in an unpredictable and volatile world. The past haunts the present and imperils the future: ghosts circle and loom, trouble and console. The question of forgiveness and its limits threads throughout a series of intersecting love st
Import/Export (2007)
The fate of two very different individuals move in opposite directions. Olga, a nurse from the Ukraine, abandons her family to look for a better life in the West. She ends up securing a job as a cleaning woman in a geriatric ward in Austria. Paul, an unemployed security guard from Vienna, has no pur
Hounddog (2007)
In rural Alabama in the late 1950s, spirited young girl Lewellen struggles to rise above the repression that surrounds her. Lewellen lives with her stern religious zealot grandmother, Grammie, but spends most of her time down the hill with her much-adored Daddy in his falling down shack. Daddy is wi
Prairie Home Companion, A (2006)
After 32 years, Garrison Keillor's radio variety show is coming to an end. Set on a rainy Saturday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, fans file into the Fitzgerald Theater to see "A Prairie Home Companion," a staple of radio station WLT, not knowing that WLT has been sold to a Texas conglomerate and that
Stryker (2004)
A brutal turf war is waged between two street gangs in Winnipeg's North End. Omar, the mixed-blood leader of the ABS, dominates the 'hood with his crew of Filipino enforcers. His nemesis, Mama Ceece, is the girl-thug leader of the Indian Posse. She has just been released from jail and is determined
Simone (2002) as Director Of Photography
Viktor Taransky is a down and out Academy Award-nominated director who just lost his last shot at a comeback when his temperamental flesh and blood actress walked off his movie Sunrise, Sunset. And when she left, so did Taransky''s self-respect. Fired by his ex-wife and studio head Elaine Christian, Taransky just lost any hope of recapturing his former life with Elaine and their daughter Lainey. But then computer genius Hank Aleno shows up Although Hank is not long for this world, he is certain his creation will be in the right hands - Taransky''s. Although Taransky initially rebuffs Hank''s insane proposal, Hank has the last say. He bequeaths the software to Taransky that will change his life forever: Simulation One. Just a few key strokes and an overnight sensation is born: S1MONE. Suddenly, Taransky has a taste of the success he always craved and the world''s most beloved star under his thumb. Or d s he? An intrepid tabloid reporter, Max Sayer, is doing his best to challenge that. And his pursuit becomes a little sweeter when Taransky''s immaculate matrix starts to take on a life of her own.
Far From Heaven (2002) as Director Of Photography
It is the fall of 1957. The Whitakers, the very picture of a suburban family, make their home in Hartford, Connecticut. Their daily existences are characterized by carefully observed family etiquette, social events, and an overall desire to keep up with the Joneses. Cathy Whitaker is the homemaker,
Sweet November (2001) as Director Of Photography
Each month free-spirited Sara Deever starts a new relationship. Her task is to take a month to make one man become a better person, and then she moves on. When November rolls around and Sara targets the busy tycoon, Nelson Moss, she does not plan on falling in love. But they do, and as a result, Nelson learns the painful secret behind the brevity of Sara''s romances.
Virgin Suicides, The (1999) as Director Of Photography
Five daughters with strict parents fascinate the boys at their high school.
Why Do Fools Fall in Love? (1998) as Director Of Photography
True story of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon. In 1956, Frankie scores a huge hit with title song, only to fall rapidly into obscurity, drug addiction and death of an overdose at age 25. After his death three women come forward to claim his estate royalties. They tell their stories in court. The first, Zola, is the singer of the Platters, whom he dated for a while. Next, Elizabeth, who is a shoplifter, testifies to having met and married Frankie. Then Zola returns to the scene and he marries her too. Frankie is drafted into the army, absconds, and marries schoolteacher Emira in Georgia before being discovered by MPs. Eventually, back in the present, the warring widows come together and bond over their shared situation.
Touch (1997) as Director Of Photography
Juvenal is an innocent young man who has the rare -- possibly miraculous -- ability to heal people with his hands. When his healing touch comes to public attention, he is sought out by an assortment of characters who stand to gain from his gift, including a zany religious zealot and an opportunistic
Selena (1997) as Director Of Photography
By the age of 23, Selena Quintanilla Perez had seen almost all of her dreams come true. She and her family had risen together to a level of success they had hardly imagined, and their upward climb showed no signs of stopping. Selena, with her blend of natural talent, boundless energy and magnetic charm, was poised to become popular music''s next big superstar, until her life was cut short at the hands of a friend she had thought loyal.
My Family: Mi Familia (1995) as Director Of Photography
Three generations of immigrants fight to make their way in the U.S.
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1994) as Cinematography (Clara Rockmore Concert)
A documentary tribute to Leon Theremin, the remarkable scientist and artist who revolutionized modern music with his invention of the world's first electronic instrument.
Pets or Meat (1992) as Camera
Filmmaker Michael Moore chronicles his return to Flint, Michigan, where he catches up with Deputy Fred, Bob Eubanks and the Rabbit Lady.
My New Gun (1992) as Director Of Photography
A suburban housewife's husband forces a gun on her for own protection. As a result the six-shooter becomes catalyst for marriage's end, as the wife gets involved in the mysterious and comical shenanigans of a handsome, odd young man who lives across the street.
Light Sleeper (1992) as Director Of Photography
Set in New York City, a disillusioned drug "delivery boy" tries to make something of his life at the age of 40.
London Kills Me (1991) as Director Of Photography
In 1990's London underground, a group of homeless teens try to better their situation.
Mississippi Masala (1991) as Director Of Photography
Demetrius is a stalwart, self-made man and owner of a carpet-cleaning business. A chance traffic accident introduces him to Mina, a beautiful young Indian woman whose family fled Uganda under the rule of Idi Amin. As Demetrius and Mina begin their secret love affair, each is swept into the other''s exotic world, soon finding themselves at the center of controversy and scandal. Mina''s parents, Jay and his wife Kinnu, are outraged by the relationship and concerned about their daughter''s disregard for the values and traditions of their culture. Demetrius, it seems, fares no better. The Indian community is outraged, his business suffers, the bank wants to repossess his carpet cleaning van and friends whisper that he has crossed the color line. However Demetrius stands steadfast in his belief that a shade of color is all which separates him and Mina.
Backtrack (1990) as Director Of Photography
After accidentally witnessing a mafia murder, a Los Angeles artist is hunted down by the killers, the police and a lovestruck hit-man.
Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll! (1987) as Camera Operator (Documentary)
A performance celebration of Chuck Berry's 60th birthday party concert at Fox Theatre in St Louis, Missouri. The film also exams the roots of his music through inerterviews with Berry himself, and many other well known names in rock 'n' roll history.
Gathering of Old Men, A (1987) as Director Of Photography
A group of acquiescent old black men find sudden courage when faced with the need to defend a beloved fellow black in danger of being lynched for the murder of a white racist tenant farmer.
Making Mr. Right (1987) as Director Of Photography
Less Than Zero (1987) as Director Of Photography
The friendship of three affluent, nightclub-hopping Los Angeles youths is thrown into turmoil over Christmas break from college when one of them begins to spiral downwards from excessive cocaine abuse.
Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll! (1987) as Director Of Photography (Concert)
A performance celebration of Chuck Berry's 60th birthday party concert at Fox Theatre in St Louis, Missouri. The film also exams the roots of his music through inerterviews with Berry himself, and many other well known names in rock 'n' roll history.
Stripper (1986) as Director Of Photography
A semi-documentary about the first annual Strippers Convention, held in Las Vegas in 1983. Of the six contestants interviewed in the film, five portray themselves. The women discuss their various day jobs, training for the competition, why they strip, and in most cases relate that they had unhappy c
True Stories (1986) as Director Of Photography
Dia Que Me Quieras, El (1986) as Director Of Photography
Set in Caracas in 1935, a famed tango singer, Carlos Gardel, brings happiness to oppressed citizens right before his fatal plane crash.
Little Sister, The (1986) as Director Of Photography
A drama about growing up on the streets of a major American city. The story focuses on a troubled young woman from a wealthy and respected New England family who, after getting into trouble with the law, becomes entangled in a strange relationship with a dedicated juvenile probation officer for the
Mother Teresa (1986) as Director Of Photography
Ornette: Made in America (1985) as Director Of Photography
A profile of legendary jazz musician Ornette Coleman, who played many instruments and was a masterful stylist. Coleman is interviewed, and shown in concert in his home town of Fort Worth with the city''s symphony orchestra. Clips from previously filmed short subjects that feature Ornette''s trio and several other major musical talents are also included.
Tokyo-Ga (1985) as Director Of Photography
German filmmaker Wim Wenders travels to Japan to discover the remnants of Yasujiro Ozu's (1903-63) Tokyo.
Look, The (1985) as Director Of Photography
I Played It For You (1985) as Director Of Photography
Heart of the Garden (1985) as Director Of Photography
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) as Director Of Photography
Stifled New Jersey housewife Robert Glass mitigates her boredom by reading the New York personal ads of an exotic bohemian named Susan. Roberta actually goes into the city to watch an ad-inspired meeting of Susan and her lover Jimmy, but this innocently voyeuristic adventure backfires when she hits
In Our Hands (1983) as Camera Operator
A chronicle focusing in on the largest peace demonstration in the history of the world, which took place on June 12, 1982. One million people were in New York on what's been described as a magical day, speaking in one voice to "stop the nuclear arms race." There were forty-three volunteer camera te
Legs (1983)
Three hopefuls -- Shanna Reed, Deborah Geffner and Maureen Teefy -- each wants to be a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, vying for the one open spot the hall's choreographer, Gwen Verdon (in her TV-movie debut), has to fill. Sheree North plays Geffner's ex-Rockette mother and John Heard is a magazine
Say Amen, Somebody - The Good News Musical (1982) as Director Of Photography
The lives and music of early gospel artists are documented. Performers who are highlighted include Sallie Martin, the Barrett Sisters, and the O'Neill Brothers, but much of the focus is on the legendary singers Willie Mae Ford Smith and Thomas A. Dorsey.
They All Laughed (1981) as Camera Operator
Three private detectives who work at the same agency are given the assignment of following three attractive women whose husbands suspect them of cheating on them. Before long, the women are romantically involved with the detectives.
No Nukes (1980) as Camera Operator (Madison Square Garden)
Documentary with selections from the concert held at Madison Square Garden by Musicians United for Save Energy. The organizers of the collective were Jackson Brown, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt and John Hall. The concert marked the first official appearance of Bruce Springsteen and the E Steet Band. Ot
Huie's Predigt (1980) as Camera Operator
Lightning Over Water (1980) as Director Of Photography
The last months in the life of director Nicholas Ray.
Union City (1980) as Director Of Photography
An accountant lives with his beautiful wife in an industrial town near New York City in the 1950s. When he becomes obsessed with finding the person who is stealing milk out of the bottles delivered to them each morning, the obsession culminates in violence. While her husband's attention is absorbed
Hurricane (1979) as Camera Operator
Luna (1979) as Camera Operator
Recently widowed American opera diva Caterina takes her teenaged son Joe with her on a long singing tour to Italy. Absorbed in her hectic work in various Verdi operas around Rome, Caterina is soon shocked to discover that her troubled and lonely son has become a heroin addict. Her desperate attempts to wean the youth off the drug result in an incestuous relationship, but also in a possibility to reunite Joe--maybe even herself--with his real father, whose existence she has kept a secret from him.
King Of The Gypsies (1978) as Director Of Photography
On his deathbed, the head of a New York tribe of gypsies passes the mantle to his grandson, Dave. Angry at being passed over for control of the tribe, Dave''s father Groffo begins plotting his son''s death.
American Friend, The (1977) as Camera Operator
A dying man reluctantly takes on a job as a hit man in order to have money to leave to his widow.
Stroszek (1977) as Director Of Photography
In Berlin, an alcoholic joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.
Soufriere, La (1977) as Director Of Photography
How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1976) as Camera Operator
Scalpel (1976) as Director Of Photography
It is likely that a psychotic surgeon murdered his wife, and he did murder his daughter''s boyfriend. The surgeon is unhappy when he finds out that he has been totally cut out of his father-in-law''s will and that the man''s large estate is to go to his own daughter, who has run away. So the surgeon devises a plan to re-create his daughter''s face from the damaged face of a go-go dancer. And with this woman''s help, he begins cheating the estate and gets more demented as he continues with his plot.
The Lords of Flatbush (1974) as Director Of Photography
Members of a high school motorcycle gang band together in 1950s Brooklyn.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

Stroszek (1977) as Assistant Director
In Berlin, an alcoholic joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Body Rock (1984) as Additional Photography (New York)
Last Embrace (1979) as Additional Photography
A government agent can''''t tell whether he''''s going mad or his colleagues are really trying to kill him.

Director (special)

Red, Hot & Blue (1990) as Segment Director ("Well, Did You Evah!")
A special featuring a variety of Cole Porter classics, produced and performed as music videos by contemporary music artists. Each video is directed by a well-known musical or feature film director. Contains AIDS awareness and educational messages as well as a profile of the life of Cole Porter.
Imagining America (1989) as Director ("Get Your Kicks On Route 66")
An anthology of four short films by different directors. Animator Ralph Bakshi's live-action "This Ain't Bebop" is a contemporary narrative about a man's odyssey through the surreal cityscape of downtown Los Angeles as he tries to find the life he has lost. Ed Lachman's "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"

Cinematography (special)

Day in the Life of Country Music, A (1993) as Director Of Photography (Fairfax)
A special in which country music performers in 40 locations were filmed on a single day.
Abbado in Berlin: The First Year (1992) as Cinematographer
A special about the Berlin Philharmonic and its new conductor Claudio Abbado, who leads the orchestra in a performance of Mahler's First Symphony.
Toonces, the Cat who Could Drive a Car (1992) as Director Of Photography
A comedy special/pilot based on the "Saturday Night Live" character, Toonces, the cat who can drive.
Rock the Vote (1992) as Director Of Photography
A special designed to get young people to register to vote.
Soldiers of Music: Rostropovich Returns to Russia (1991) as Cinematographer
A documentary about Soviet cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. After leaving the U.S.S.R., stripped of his citizenship, he was allowed to return to his native land under the protection of the policy of glasnost.
American Story, An (1991) as Director Of Photography
A gruesome story of murder, based on actual events. Recounts the story of a young man and his teenage girlfriend, the objects of a national manhunt in the killing of the Chief of Police in a small town in South Carolina.
Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt (1989) as Additional Cinematography
A documentary that tells the stories of five people who died from AIDS and how their loved ones came to terms with their loss through participation in the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The huge quilt, made by friends and relatives of people who have died of AIDS, has traveled throughout the United States to
Von Karajan's Salzburg (1988) as Camera Operator
A "Great Performances" presentation which follows conductor Herbert von Karajan through five weeks of preparation and performances during Europe's 1987 Salzburg Festival. The program captures the maestro discussing his life and work backstage and rehearsing the Vienna Philharmonic for their perform

Film Production - Main (special)

Imagining America (1989) as Photography ("Get Your Kicks On Route 66")
An anthology of four short films by different directors. Animator Ralph Bakshi's live-action "This Ain't Bebop" is a contemporary narrative about a man's odyssey through the surreal cityscape of downtown Los Angeles as he tries to find the life he has lost. Ed Lachman's "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

Mildred Pierce (2011)
A former housewife turns into a successful businesswoman but loses control of her spoiled daughter when a playboy seduces both her and the daughter.

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