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

Cinematography (feature film)

1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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.
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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.
9.
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.
10.
E'Lollipop (1975) as Director Of Photography
11.
Serpico (1974)
A rookie risks his life going undercover to ferret out police corruption.
12.
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.
13.
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.
14.
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.
15.
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.
16.
The Anderson Tapes (1971) as Director of Photography
After ten years in prison, a thief tries to adjust to improved surveillance methods.
17.
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.
18.
House of Dark Shadows (1970) as Director of Photography
A vampire seeks a cure so he can wed the reincarnation of his lost love.
19.
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.
20.
Me, Natalie (1969) as Director of Photography
The story of a young girl struggling to gain independence.
21.
Change of Mind (1969) as Director of Photography
22.
Charly (1968) as Director of Photography
Scientists turn a mentally challenged man into a genius.
23.
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.
24.
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.
25.
A Thousand Clowns (1965) as Director of Photography
A free-living New Yorker fights to maintain custody of his nephew.
26.
The World of Henry Orient (1964) as Director of Photography
Two poor little rich girls dog the steps of a womanizing pianist.
27.
Act One (1963) as Director of Photography
A poor Brooklyn boy joins forces with an experienced playwright to conquer Broadway.
28.
Jacktown (1962) as Director of Photography
29.
The Connection (1962) as Director of Photography
A fictional film posing as a documentary in which a group of heroin addicts wait for their "connection" to arrive with a fix.
30.
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.
31.
The Young Doctors (1961) as Cinematographer
An aging doctor's resentment of his young assistant could lead to tragedy.
32.
Teenage Millionaire (1961) as Song sequence dir of photog
A teen tycoon becomes a rock star.
33.
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.
34.
The Goddess (1958) as Director of Photography
Booze, pills and loneliness mark a young actress' rise to stardom.

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