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Arthur J. Ornitz

Arthur J. Ornitz



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Also Known As: Died: July 10, 1985
Born: Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

Jacobo Timerman: Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number (1983) as Director Of Photography
In this dramatization of the story of Argentine newspaper publisher Timerman's experiences and torture in a secret prison, the casting of both Roy Scheider and Liv Ullmann, as Timerman and his wife, raised a good many critical eyebrows and seemed to work against the movie, as did trying to make New
First Affair (1983) as Director Of Photography
College professor Loretta Swit hires naive freshman Melissa Sue Anderson as a babysitter and soon finds her lavishing an inordinate amount of attention on her (Swit's) husband, Joel Higgins. Filmed on location in Boston and at Harvard University (although Harvard made certain that the producers adde
Hanky-Panky (1982)
When the beauty with whom he shared a taxi is murdered, a man is forced to go on the run.
Royal Romance of Charles and Diana, The (1982) as Director Of Photography
The second Charles and Diana movie, with two virtual unknowns in the leads: Christopher Baines had acted on the British stage and on the BBC, but Catherine Oxenberg, a U.S.-born, British-raised professional model, here made her acting debut. Of particular interest was the casting of Dana Wynter as Q
The Chosen (1981)
Boys from different Judaic traditions build a friendship across cultural boundaries.
Tattoo (1981)
Karl Kinski is a tattoo artist who is commisioned to paint fake tattoos on a model named Maddy for an ad campaign. But when the mentally unbalanced Karl becomes obsessed with Maddy he kidnaps her, holding her captive and tattooing her body with his designs as if she were a canvas.
Hardhat and Legs (1980) as Director Of Photography
Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon's first collaborative effort in 28 years -- and their first work for television -- resulted in this romantic comedy about a construction worker in New York with two passions, girl-watching and gambling, and the sex education teacher he has been ogling for days.
Playing for Time (1980) as Director Of Photography
Multi-award winning dramatization based on the memoirs of Fania Fenelon, a French Jew who became a member of a women's orchestra inside Auschwitz, playing music for their Nazi captors as well as for fellow inmates marching to their deaths. The controversial casting of Vanessa Redgrave, making her Am
Mayflower: The Pilgrim's Adventure (1979) as Director Of Photography
A recounting of the ordeals and conflicts faced by the Mayflower's crew and passengers, with Anthony Hopkins and Richard Crenna representing the opposing outlooks. Originally titled "The Voyage of the Mayflower," it covers much of the same ground as the 1952 theatrical movie, "Plymouth Adventure," w
Unmarried Woman, An (1978)
Erica seemingly has the perfect life until her husband informs her he's leaving her for another woman. With help from a therapist and a supportive group of friends, she recovers and begins to build a life for herself. She even entertains the possibility of a new relationship.
Oliver's Story (1978)
After the death of his wife Jenny, Oliver Barrett tries to ease the pain of his loss by throwing himself into this work as a lawyer. Not only d s this not help him emotionally, but his political views which run counter than those of the senior partners and his inconsolable grief is wearing on everyo
Thieves (1977) as Director Of Photography
The Cramers are a New York couple who have their differences. Martin runs an upscale private school and does not understand why Sally would rather teach in the Lower East Side neighborhood where they grew up. For a time they separate and each has an affair, which confirms to them that they really do
Wilma Rudolph Story, The (1977) as Director Of Photography
A fact-based drama of the childhood years of Wilma Rudolph, a Tennessee girl who overcame physical handicaps with her parents' encouragement and became a champion track sprinter, winning three gold medals in the 1960 Rome Olympics.
Quinns, The (1977) as Director Of Photography
A drama about three generations of Irish-American firefighters in the New York City Fire Department -- and their careers, romances and growing pains.
Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)
Set in the 1950, a young man moves to Greenwich Village in New York City in order to escape his domineering mother.
E'Lollipop (1975) as Director Of Photography
Law and Disorder (1974) as Director Of Photography
Willie and Cy are two blue-collar New Yorkers who are fed up with the inability of the police force to stem the rising crime rate, so they join a vigilante group.
Death Wish (1974)
Paul Kersey, New York Archtitect, is a bleeding-heart liberal whose world is suddenly torn apart by the murder of his wife and the rape of his daughter. After a vacation to Arizona, Kersey returns to New York with a vengeance against crime, and takes to vigilantism.
Serpico (1974)
A rookie risks his life going undercover to ferret out police corruption.
Badge 373 (1973)
A suspended cop sets out to avenge his partner''''s murder.
Sweet Suzy (1973)
In 1835, Charles Walker travels to San Cristobal Island in the British West Indies to look for his missing brother Jonathan. Charles pretends to be a bookkeeper when arrives at Blackmoor Plantation, an illegal slavery ring run by Jonathan's vicious ex-wife, Lady Susan Walker. Atrocities of all kinds
Honor Thy Father (1973) as Director Of Photography
The success of "The Godfather" encouraged this adaptation of Gay Talese's 1971 best-selling novel about life inside the Mafia, a fact-based drama revolving around the collapse of the Joseph Bonanno family. The real-life Bonanno was kidnapped in 1964 and was not heard from for over eighteen months.
The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972) as Director of Photography
A rich and divorced mother believes that her younger brother may be possessed by the dead.
Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) as Director of Photography
Minnie breaks up with her married boyfriend and becomes disillusioned. However, she begins to learn that there is hope for love and romance in a desperate world when she meets a crazy car-parker named Seymour.
The Anderson Tapes (1971) as Director of Photography
After ten years in prison, a thief tries to adjust to improved surveillance methods.
The Boys in the Band (1970) as Director of Photography
A gay birthday party turns into a night of soul-searching when the host''''s straight college roommate turns up by mistake.
House of Dark Shadows (1970) as Director of Photography
A vampire seeks a cure so he can wed the reincarnation of his lost love.
Soldier Blue (1970) as Dir photog (see note)
After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. Together, they must try to reach the cavalry's main base camp. As they travel onward, Honus is torn between his growing affection for Cresta, and his disgust for her anti-American beliefs. They reach the cavalry campsite on the eve of an attack on a Cheyenne village, where Honus will learn which side has really been telling him the truth.
Me, Natalie (1969) as Director of Photography
A plain girl, living in New York, tries to come to terms with the fact that she'll never be beautiful.
Change of Mind (1969) as Director of Photography
Charly (1968) as Director of Photography
Scientists turn a mentally challenged man into a genius.
The Tiger Makes Out (1967) as Director of Photography
A would be revolutionary gets more than he bargained for when he kidnaps a hyper house wife.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1967) as Director of Photography
A musical ballet based on the Shakespearean tale of beguiled lovers and feuding faeries. The story is told through performance, with no spoken parts.
A Thousand Clowns (1965) as Director of Photography
A free-living New Yorker fights to maintain custody of his nephew.
The World of Henry Orient (1964) as Director of Photography
Two poor little rich girls dog the steps of a womanizing pianist.
Act One (1963) as Director of Photography
A poor Brooklyn boy joins forces with an experienced playwright to conquer Broadway.
Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) as Director of Photography
A washed-up prizefighter tries to free himself from his ruthless promoters to build a new life.
Jacktown (1962) as Director of Photography
The Connection (1962) as Director of Photography
A film director pays addicts to let him film them as they wait for their dealer.
Teenage Millionaire (1961) as Song sequence dir of photog
A teen tycoon becomes a rock star.
The Young Doctors (1961) as Cinematographer
An aging doctor's resentment of his young assistant could lead to tragedy.
The Pusher (1960) as Director of Photography
A young policeman is on the hunt for a heroin dealer, whose drugs have killed some Puerto Rican teens in El Barrio, but little does the cop know that his snow-white fiancee (who is the Lieutenant''s daughter) is also a junkie.
The Goddess (1958) as Director of Photography
Booze, pills and loneliness mark a young actress' rise to stardom.

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