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Cast (feature film)

1.
Naqoyqatsi (2002)
In this cinematic concert, mesmerizing images are plucked from everyday reality, then visually altered with state-of-the-art digital techniques. The result is a chronicle of the shift from a world organized by the principles of nature to one dominated by technology, the synthetic and the virtual. E
2.
Powaqqatsi (1988)
Explores the way that developing "Third World" nations are perceived and sometimes exploited by Western, technologically-advanced societies.

Music (feature film)

3.
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
In contemporary London, two brothers are desperate to better their troubled lives. One is a chronic gambler in debt over his head, and the other is a young man in love with a beautiful actress he has recently met. Their lives gradually become entangled into a sinister situation with intense and unfo
4.
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
In contemporary London, two brothers are desperate to better their troubled lives. One is a chronic gambler in debt over his head, and the other is a young man in love with a beautiful actress he has recently met. Their lives gradually become entangled into a sinister situation with intense and unfo
5.
No Reservations (2007)
Master chef Kate Armstrong lives her life like she runs her kitchen at an upscale, trendy Manhattan eatery, with a no-nonsense intensity that both captivates and intimidates everyone around her. Kate's perfectionist nature is put to the test when she "inherits" her nine-year-old niece Zoe, while con
6.
Illusionist, The (2006)
When mysterious stage magician Eisenheim begins to perform his astounding illusions in Vienna, word quickly spreads of his otherworldly powers--even reaching the ears of one of Europe's most powerful and pragmatic men, Crown Prince Leopold. Certain that the illusionist is nothing more than an accomp
7.
Roving Mars (2006)
For centuries human beings have contemplated Earth's nearest planetary neighbor, Mars, dreaming impossible dreams of exploring its surface and divining its mysteries. Now the impossible has become possible. The Mars mission, which sent two intrepid, death-defying explorers--Spirit and Opportunity,
8.
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
An aging, lonely teacher, Barbara, finds herself drawn to her colleague, Sheba--the pretty new art teacher at school; however, Sheba soon begins an illicit affair with a student, and the dangerously unstable Barbara becomes the keeper of her dark secret.
9.
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
An aging, lonely teacher, Barbara, finds herself drawn to her colleague, Sheba--the pretty new art teacher at school; however, Sheba soon begins an illicit affair with a student, and the dangerously unstable Barbara becomes the keeper of her dark secret.
10.
Neverwas (2005)
The tale of a young man whose problems are unlocked with the help of a series of children's books set in the land of Neverwas.
11.
Neverwas (2005)
The tale of a young man whose problems are unlocked with the help of a series of children's books set in the land of Neverwas.
12.
Secret Window, The (2004) as Score Mixing
Though he knows he should be at his computer writing another book, or at least walking his dog along the sparkling lake outside his dingy cabin, successful author Mort Rainey is sleeping on his favorite sofa for up to 16 hours a day. He is in the midst of a painful divorce and everything about the b
13.
Taking Lives (2004) as Score Mixing
A top FBI profiler, Special Agent Illeana Scott doesn't rely on traditional crime-solving techniques to unravel the mysteries of a murderous mind. Her intuitive, unconventional approach often makes the crucial difference between catching a killer and sending a dead-end case to the cold file. When Mo
14.
Taking Lives (2004) as Score Conductor
A top FBI profiler, Special Agent Illeana Scott doesn't rely on traditional crime-solving techniques to unravel the mysteries of a murderous mind. Her intuitive, unconventional approach often makes the crucial difference between catching a killer and sending a dead-end case to the cold file. When Mo
15.
Undertow (2004)
Set in contemporary South, a dramatic thriller about two brothers, Chris and Tom, who are forced to go on the run in order to guard a secret following the death of their father--and the arrival of their greedy, troubled uncle.
16.
Secret Window, The (2004) as Score Conductor
Though he knows he should be at his computer writing another book, or at least walking his dog along the sparkling lake outside his dingy cabin, successful author Mort Rainey is sleeping on his favorite sofa for up to 16 hours a day. He is in the midst of a painful divorce and everything about the b
17.
Naqoyqatsi (2002) as Music Conductor
In this cinematic concert, mesmerizing images are plucked from everyday reality, then visually altered with state-of-the-art digital techniques. The result is a chronicle of the shift from a world organized by the principles of nature to one dominated by technology, the synthetic and the virtual. E
18.
The Hours (2002) as Orig soundtrack prod
Spanning across various time periods in the 20th century, a drama revolves around three very different women: two of whom have been profoundly affected by the works of Virginia Woolf; the other woman is Woolf, herself. All three are battling with issues of freedom, responsibility and identity. As th
19.
Bent (1997) as Solo Piano
Max is a playboy in the decadent nightclub scene of Berlin during the early years of Hitler's Germany. While his lover and roommate, Rudy, performs at the local club owned by the androgynous Greta, Max partakes in sexual encounters with the club's clientele. One encounter with a soldier in an SA uni
20.
Kundun (1997) as Music Conductor
The Dalai Lama fights Chinese oppression while trying to lead his flock.
21.
Bent (1997) as Conductor
Max is a playboy in the decadent nightclub scene of Berlin during the early years of Hitler's Germany. While his lover and roommate, Rudy, performs at the local club owned by the androgynous Greta, Max partakes in sexual encounters with the club's clientele. One encounter with a soldier in an SA uni
22.
Secret Agent, The (1996) as Musical Director (For Philip Glass)
Agent provocateur Verloc is employed by a foreign embassy to stir up political activity amongst political dissidents who have sought asylum in the relatively free atmosphere of Britain. Tolerated because they pose no real threat, the group is ready to condemn the government, but too lazy to commit t
23.
Interview, The (1995) as Music Conductor
When Father Stephen Lewis--the chief opponent of a land reclamation bill that threatens the existence of a remote province--inexplicably goes into retreat just days before the assembly will decide on the bill, an obsessive American reporter for a Rio newspaper determines to track him down for an exc
24.
Brief History of Time, A (1992) as Music Conductor
Based on Stephen Hawking's book "A Brief History of Time," film depicts Hawking's theories on the creation of the universe and examines some aspects of his courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.
25.
Candyman (1992) as Musical Score Arranger & Conductor
A hook-handed killer tears people apart at a housing project Chicago, while graduate students researching urban mythology, become involved.
26.
Exposure (1991) as Orchestra Conductor ("The Photographer (A Gentleman'S Honor)")
A photographer working in Rio seeks to avenge the slaying death of a prostitute who had requested his assistance.
27.
Closet Land (1991) as Music Conductor
A woman in a nameless country is abducted by a man who brainwashes and tortures her, ostensibly because the children's books she writes are deemed subversive.
28.
Patty Hearst (1988) as Music Conductor
Based on Hearst's own memoirs, a retelling of her 1974 kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army and her subsequent involvement with the self-styled revolutionaries.
29.
Powaqqatsi (1988) as Music Conductor
Explores the way that developing "Third World" nations are perceived and sometimes exploited by Western, technologically-advanced societies.
30.
Thin Blue Line, The (1988) as Music Conductor
Using interviews and re-enactments, the film examines the 1976 murder of a Dallas policeman, and the wrongful conviction of one of the two men implicated in the killing.
31.
Signed, Lino Brocka (1987) as Music
32.
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) as Music Director
The fragments of an autobiography by the self-destructive Japanese writer, Yukio Mishima.
33.
Koyaanisqatsi (1982) as Music Conductor
The word "koyaanisqatsi" means "life out of balance" in the Hopi language. Time-lapse photography, often shown in hyperspeed, and shot primarily in the desert of the Southwest and New York City, shows the contrast between the pace of the natural world and the one that man has made.
34.
Pleasantville (1976) as Music
When a 12-year-old girl goes to visit her grandmother for the summer, she becomes friends with an elderly woman who lives in the neighborhood. Contractors have been trying to get the woman off her land so that they can develop it, but she will not go. After she dies, the little girl continues the fi

Misc. Crew (feature film)

35.
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
The word "koyaanisqatsi" means "life out of balance" in the Hopi language. Time-lapse photography, often shown in hyperspeed, and shot primarily in the desert of the Southwest and New York City, shows the contrast between the pace of the natural world and the one that man has made.
36.
Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
The word "koyaanisqatsi" means "life out of balance" in the Hopi language. Time-lapse photography, often shown in hyperspeed, and shot primarily in the desert of the Southwest and New York City, shows the contrast between the pace of the natural world and the one that man has made.

Music (special)

37.
Peter Jennings Reporting: Guns (1990) as Music Conductor
A news special, anchored by Peter Jennings, focusing on firearms and the dispute over gun control in the United States. Part of a series of prime-time news specials airing under the umbrella title "Peter Jennings Reporting."

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