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Larry Pizer

Larry Pizer


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Also Known As: Died: February 27, 2008
Born: Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Profession: Cinematography ...


Cinematography (feature film)

Proprietor, The (1996) as Director Of Photography
After spending thirty years in New York, a revered French expatriate author returns to Paris and the home in which she lived with her mother before the German Occupation separated the two of them forever. The author, in her 60s, is confronted by two cultures, American and French; two time periods, the past and present, and relationships with friends and lovers old and new as she attempts to re-consider her life and memories.
Jefferson in Paris (1995) as 2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)
Set just prior to the French Revolution, the story revolves around Thomas Jefferson, then US ambassador to France, and his relationship with Maria Cosway, the unhappy wife of an unfaithful husband.
This Can't Be Love (1994) as Director Of Photography
A renowned actress and actor meet again under unusual circumstances and rekindle old feelings after being apart for more than 30 years.
In Custody (1994) as Director Of Photography
A teacher tries to get past a great poet''''s feuding wives to interview the man.
Folks! (1992) as Director Of Photography
A comedy about a successful commodities executive whose life is disrupted by his aging parents.
Mannequin 2: On the Move (1991) as Director Of Photography
In this follow-up to "Mannequin" (USA/87), a peasant girl, cursed to endure a thousand years as a statue, awakens to the surprise of a store employee who falls in love with her.
Sparks: The Price Of Passion (1990) as Director Of Photography
The newly elected mayor of Albuquerque is forced to fight for her life and career when she becomes the victim of a vicious blackmail campaign.
Mr. And Mrs. Bridge (1990) as Additional Director Of Photography (Canada)
Screen adaptation of Connell's two novels "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge," written in 1958 and 1968, that chronicle 40 years in the lives of a couple and their family in Kansas City, Missouri. Joanne Woodward was named Best Actress of 1990, and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala cited for best screenplay, by the N
Dark Holiday (1989) as Director Of Photography
A television movie based the true story of Gene LePere, an innocent American woman who, in August 1983, was arrested and put in jail while on a cruise to Turkey after being accused of smuggling antiquities.
Blind Witness (1989) as Director Of Photography
A blind woman is determined to get revenge against the person who murdered her husband. After Maggie's husband is killed by intruders, the local police apprehend two suspects they believe to be the perpetrators. Maggie is certain that the police have the wrong men. Her testimony as the sole witness
My Boyfriend's Back (1989) as Director Of Photography
A television movie about three women, once known as "The Fabulous Bouffants," who reunite to perform their first and only hit song on a television special featuring the "girl groups" of the early '60s.
Jesse (1988) as Director Of Photography
Based on the true story, a nurse is indicted for administering medical treatment without a license in an isolated California town in Death Valley.
When the Time Comes (1987) as Director Of Photography
A terminally ill young wife turns to those she loves to help her end her suffering. First her husband, and then her best male friend are forced to consider her unusual request for aid in committing suicide.
Unnatural Causes (1986) as Director Of Photography
A television movie about a Vietnam veteran sick with cancer and a dedicated Veterans Administration counselor who wages an emotional, lopsided battle against the entrenched power structure of the government in an attempt to establish the possible dangers of Agent Orange.
Intimate Strangers (1986) as Director Of Photography
Jeff Bierston, an Army doctor, and Sally, his wife and a nurse, are separated during the fall of Saigon, and Sally is officially listed as missing in action. Nine years later, Jeff is in private practive in the United States and has a relationship with a lover. The film tells how Jeff's world is tur
Where Are the Children? (1986) as Director Of Photography
Grace Quigley (1985) as Director Of Photography
The sparks fly when a spunky elderly woman matches wits with a professional hit man. Her penetrating wit is even more deadly than the weapons of her adversary.
Phantom of the Opera (1983) as Director Of Photography
This fourth filming of the horror classic (fifth, if one counts the rock spoof, "Phantom of the Paradise") gives Maximilian Schell the role of the disfigured musician whose obsession is diabolical revenge for the suicide of his young opera singer wife. Jane Seymour is not only his wife but also an u
Gift of Love: A Christmas Story, The (1983) as Director Of Photography
Lee Remick is a suburbanite whose Christmas holiday is shattered by the death of her mother (Angela Lansbury, in their first project together since "Anyone Can Whistle," the Stephen Sondheim musical), the failure of her husband's business and the possible collapse of her marriage, and only through a
Murder in Coweta County (1983) as Director Of Photography
Johnny Cash is the honest, no-nonsense local Georgia sheriff who is determined to nail Andy Griffith, boss of a neighboring county, for the killing of a tenant farmer who double-crossed him. Cash's singer wife, June Carter Cash, is an eccentric old soothsayer in this film based on the book about an
Found Money (1983) as Director Of Photography
Two former bank employees -- executive Dick Van Dyke, forced into early retirement by a computer, and guard Sid Caesar, unceremoniously dismissed before his pension comes due -- concoct a computerized scheme to steal from the rich (i.e., the bank) and give to the poor with anonymous checks (money ac
Timerider (1983) as Director Of Photography
Lyle Swann is a dirt bike racer who is participating in the Baja 1000 cross-country race when he accidentally stumbles across a time travel experiment. Swann rides back into 1877 before the system arranges for his return to the present. When Swann arrives in a small, 19th-century Mexican village, th
Too Scared to Scream (1982) as Director Of Photography
A series of bizarre murders in an upscale Manhattan apartment complex are linked to the building''s well-liked doorman. But when the doorman himself is found murdered, there are no likely suspects. Tough New York City policeman Lieutenant Alex Dinardo and his partner Kate Bridges try to crack the case before anyone else is killed.
Killing Hour, The (1981) as Director Of Photography
A psychic who draws brutal murders becomes terrified after the killings actually begin to occur.
Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981) as Director Of Photography
It's 1893, and after their many years together, the outlaw gang led by Bill Doolin and Bill Dalton is about to disband. But when two teenage girls filled with the romance of being outlaws in the West show up, the gang is revived. Jenny and Annie help the men plan a series of robberies, but this new
Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980) as Director Of Photography
Two teachers compete for stage rights to a long lost play by Jane Austen.
Private Battle, A (1980) as Director Of Photography
A dramatization of the story of noted writer/journalist Cornelius Ryan, author of "The Longest Day" and "A Bridge Too Far," and the valiant battle against terminal cancer that led him to write about his ordeal, with the help of his loving wife while at the same time determined to complete "A Bridge
The Europeans (1979) as Director Of Photography
A New England household is upset by the arrival of two cousins from Europe.
My Old Man (1979) as Director Of Photography
The relationship between a spunky teenage girl and her hapless horse-trainer father is explored in this Hemingway short story that previously was filmed in 1950 as the John Garfield movie, "Under My Skin."
Night-Flowers (1979) as Director Of Photography
Two Vietnam veterans return from the war, each with emotional scars, and moving into an apartment together. When a woman comes to the building looking for an apartment to rent, she is raped and murdered by one of the men, and this is not to be the last murder.
Welcome to My Nightmare (1975) as Director Of Photography
Phantom of the Paradise (1974) as Director Of Photography
Rock Opera version of Phantom Of The Opera with elements of Faust. Record producer Swan steals both the music and the girl (Phoenix) from composer Leach. Disfigured Leach plans revenge on Swan and his rock palace, The Paradise, and becomes The Phantom. Leach signs _contract_ with Swan to complete rock opera based on the life of Faust for Phoenix. Double crossed by Swan who hires _heavy metal_ singer Beef. Leach destroys himself and Swan.
Optimists, The (1973) as Director Of Photography
All Neat in Black Stockings (1969) as Director of Photography
A small comedy drama about the adventures of a window cleaner in London.
Isadora (1968) as Director of Photography
A biography of the dancer Isadora Duncan, the 1920s dancer who forever changed people's ideas of ballet. Her nude, semi-nude, and pro-Soviet dance projects as well as her attitudes on free love, debt, dress, and lifestyle shocked the public of her time.
Our Mother's House (1967) as Director of Photography
Afraid of being separated, a family of children keep their mother''s death a secret.
The Party's Over (1966) as Director of Photography
Morgan! (1966) as Director of Photography
An eccentric artist wages an all-out campaign to stop his ex-wife from remarrying.
Pussycat Alley (1965) as Director of Photography
Four in the Morning (1965) as Director Of Photography
Four personal stories are intercut during one London night.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

Svengali (1983)
In this contemporary updating of the Svengali-Trilby story, filmed entirely on location in New York, Peter O'Toole is a volatile one-time musical stage star who now earns a living training singers and takes on young rock-and-roller Jodie Foster at the urging of her agent, Elizabeth Ashley, and his o

Cinematography (special)

Three Sovereigns For Sarah (1985) as Director Of Photography
A three-part drama set in 17th-century Massachusetts at the time of the Salem witch trials. Sarah Cloyce, a woman wrongly accused of witchcraft, bravely faces her accusers to emerge triumphantly.
Keeping On (1983) as Director Of Photography
The story of the uphill struggle of a small southern town to unionize its textile mill. It focuses on the efforts of a black mill worker and a white union organizer who meet opposition not only from plant management but also from their families. The drama explores the important role of women in the

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

Bluegrass (1988) as Director Of Photography
A two-part miniseries based on the novel by Borden Deal, about a woman's struggle to achieve success and acceptance in an elite horse-breeding society.
I'll Take Manhattan (1987) as Director Of Photography (New York/London)
Tinselly eight-hour miniseries based on Judith Krantz's best-selling romantic novel of, as the publicity releases heralded, "a young woman's struggle to preserve her father's magazine empire against treachery from within, set against the glamorous, exciting and powerful world of New York magazine pu
At Mother's Request (1987) as Director Of Photography
A two-part miniseries based on fact, about a New York socialite, Frances Schreuder, who persuaded her son Marc to kill his father for his inheritance.

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