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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Cinematography (feature film)

1.
Love, Mary (1985) as Director Of Photography
This television movie is based on the events in the life of a nearly illiterate teenager who, against all odds, went from reform school inmate to award-winning medical student and resident physician by age thirty-five.
2.
Consenting Adult (1985) as Director Of Photography
A college sophomore's revelation to his parents that he is gay tears apart a "perfect" family, with mom shocked beyond belief and dad, recovering from a near-fatal stroke, devastated and betrayed. The 1975 novel by Laura Z. Hobson, best known for her "Gentleman's Agreement" of the '40s, was the sour
3.
Prodigal, The (1984) as Cinematographer
A family is saved when they turn away from the temptations of life and return to their church.
4.
Passions (1984) as Director Of Photography
What happens when a wealthy businessman, torn between his loving wife and his spirited young mistress (and with children by both), drops dead, forcing the two women ultimately to confront one another is the thrust of this romantic triangle drama.
5.
3 Wishes Of Billy Grier (1984) as Director Of Photography
A teenager who is the victim of a rare disease that rapidly accelerates aging tries to cram his three great life ambitions into the months he has left -- to locate the father who had abandoned his family fifteen years earlier, to play saxophone with a jazz band, and to make love to a woman. The film
6.
Dark Mirror (1984) as Director Of Photography
A psychotic murderer who has killed her lover, a wealthy attorney, sets out to frame her identical twin sister for the crime in this remake of the 1946 Robert Siodmak movie starring Olivia de Havilland and Lew Ayres. Jane Seymour plays both sisters, as de Havilland had done, and Stephen Collins (in
7.
Velvet (1984) as Director Of Photography
Pilot film to a prospective series, with four beautiful government agents posing as aerobics teachers for Velvet International, health spas used as a front for the Network Security Intelligence Agency. In the pilot, the four agents bravely attempt to rescue a kidnapped scientist who is being held fo
8.
Heart of Steel (1983) as Director Of Photography
Peter Strauss is a steelworker caught in the shutdown of a mill where his family had worked for decades and goes south to find a job but, frustrated when the unemployment drags on, he turns to drink and takes his frustrations out on the wife and kids.
9.
Secrets of a Mother and Daughter (1983) as Director Of Photography
Mother and daughter clash over the same man -- the mother emerging from her widow's weeds, the daughter rebounding from marital problems, and a handsome restaurateur the object of the desires of both.
10.
Wait Till Your Mother Gets Home! (1983) as Director Of Photography
Ex-high school football coach becomes a house-husband while his wife goes off to work in this comedy that pre-dated the similarly plotted theatrical movie "Mr. Mom" by nearly six months.
11.
Grease 2 (1982) as Director Of Photography
A doo-wop hootenanny featuring one of the earliest screen appearances of Michelle Pfeiffer, "Grease 2" (1982) features the return of the Pink Ladies and T-Birds of Rydell High, with a new story that stars Maxwell Caulfield as a British transfer student who is a nebbish by day and a cool rider at night. Featuring '50s heartthrob Tab Hunter, Adrian Zmed, Sid Caesar, and Judy Garland's other daughter, Lorna Luft. Songs include "Back to School," "Cool Rider" and "Girl for All Seasons."
12.
Cry For the Strangers (1982) as Director Of Photography
Psychiatrist Patrick Duffy and his wife, Cindy Pickett, lease a house in a secluded village on the Pacific coast and discover that one of their neighbors, a hyperkinetic youngster who had been one of his patients, is now involved in a series of strange deaths haunting the apparently peaceful communi
13.
Other Victim, The (1981) as Director Of Photography
After his wife is raped at knife-point when he is away from home, a happily married construction worker discovers a radical change in his relationship with her, although she desperately needs his understanding, and within himself, as his emotions turn to rage.
14.
Under The Rainbow (1981) as Director Of Photography
150 little people converge on Hollywood in 1938 as preparations are being made to film "The Wizard of Oz"
15.
Wholly Moses! (1980) as Director Of Photography
Two tourists find the "Book of Herschel" hidden in the desert. Herschel is the son of a sculptor who specializes in images of the gods. When he goes up to the top of Mount Sinai one day he hears God's instructions to Moses and writes them down himself. He then tries to lead his people out of Egypt,
16.
Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, The (1979) as Director Of Photography
When almost all of the players on a low-ranking NBA basketball team quit, the team is saved by an astrologer and a streewise man.
17.
10 (1979) as Director Of Photography
In the throes of a midlife crisis, a Hollywood songwriter becomes infatuated with a blonde beauty.
18.
Last Ride of the Dalton Gang, The (1979) as Director Of Photography
A somewhat light-hearted view of the Dalton Gang's legendary raid on Coffeyville, Kansas, and the years leading up to it as the brothers head up a gang of horse thieves and bank robbers, with their arch enemy, railway detective Will Smith, constantly nipping at their heels. The film is framed, curio
19.
When Every Day Was the Fourth of July (1978) as Director Of Photography
Fictionalized from events during producer/director/writer Dan Curtis' boyhood in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in the 1930s, this sentimental drama tells of a local attorney who succumbs to the pleas of his nine-year-old daughter and agrees to defend on homicide charges a mute handyman the girl has befri
20.
Corvette Summer (1978) as Director Of Photography
A high school student takes off in search of his stolen, rebuilt Corvette.
21.
Big Fix, The (1978) as Director Of Photography
An ex-'60s-radical private eye looks into the sabotage of a California gubernatorial campaign.
22.
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But A Sandwich (1977) as Director Of Photography
A young man is torn between his potential as a writer and the lure of gang life.
23.
Snowbeast (1977) as Director Of Photography
A killer beast on the rampage terrorizes a ski resort during a winter carnival. Yvette Mimieux and Sylvia Sidney replaced Donna Mills and Gloria Swanson respectively.
24.
Heroes (1977) as Director Of Photography
It's 4 years since Jack is back from Vietnam, but he still has nightmares. In a bus on his way to California he meets Carol, who just left her fiancTe - only 4 days before their wedding, allegedly just for a few days of vacation. Jack happily tells her about his plans to set up a worm farm for fishing baits together with four of his Vietnam ex-comrades. Although he gets on her nerves at the beginning, she starts to care. When one after the other of his friends steps out and Jack looses his optimism, Carol remains as the last support that keeps him from despair.
25.
Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver, The (1977) as Director Of Photography
A housewife, seeking to change her ordinary routine, alters her hairstyle, makeup and wardrobe, and gradually takes on the personality of another woman -- who had died five years earlier.
26.
Car Wash (1976) as Director Of Photography
The eccentric employees at a Los Angeles car wash struggle to get through the day.
27.
I Want to Keep My Baby! (1976) as Director Of Photography
A drama about a fifteen-year-old girl who becomes pregnant and decides to keep the baby rather than give it up for adoption. The film marked the TV acting debut of Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway.
28.
James Dean (1976) as Director Of Photography
An offbeat look at the screen legend by writer William Bast, who had roomed with James Dean when both were aspiring actors in the early 1950s.
29.
Return to Earth (1976) as Director Of Photography
A dramatization of the true story of Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin who, two years after his historic moon landing in 1969, suffered a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized for psychiatric treatment, ultimately losing his wife and children.
30.
Nightmare in Badham County (1976) as Director Of Photography
Two college coeds find their vacation drive across the country turning into a nightmare when one is attacked by a small-town sheriff and both are then beaten, degraded, and locked into a corrupt prison farm with no way to tell their parents or friends where they are.
31.
Mr. Ricco (1975) as Cinematographer
A defense lawyer faces down racist killers to prove his black client innocent.
32.
Katherine (1975) as Director Of Photography
The socialite-to-revolutionary evolution of a pampered young heiress whose concern leads her first to the Peace Corps and ultimately to a group of political terrorists bent on changing the system. Art Carney, as her father in this film paralleling the Patty Hearst case, received an Emmy nomination a
33.
Eiger Sanction, The (1975) as Director Of Photography
Art history professor Jonathan Hemlock was formerly an assassin working with an international intelligence group. Jonathan is happy to have put his secret life behind him, but he is blackmailed into doing one more hit, which the organization calls a "sanction." The target is one of three men who are going to attempt to climb the Eiger, a challenging mountain range in the Swiss Alps, and the hit is to take place during the trip. Jonathan is an experienced mountain climber, but is unnerved that he has not been told which of the three he is to kill.
34.
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot (1974) as Director Of Photography
When a young thief named Lightfoot inadvertently rescues veteran bank robber Thunderbolt by running over his pursuer, the two team up to find money from a heist that was never recovered.
35.
Willie Dynamite (1974) as Director Of Photography
A social worker tries to reform a pimp.
36.
Winter Kill (1974) as Director Of Photography
The sheriff of a ski resort town is challenged by a murderer who leaves spray-painted messages next to his victims for the perplexed lawman. This was a pilot film for a proposed Andy Griffith series that failed to materialize.
37.
Breezy (1973) as Director Of Photography
Breezy is a teen-aged hippy with a big heart. After taking a a ride with a man who only wants her for sex, Breezy manages to escape. She runs to hide on a secluded property where stands the home of a middle-aged divorced man, Frank Harmon. Frank reluctantly takes Breezy in only to fall unexpectedly in love with her.
38.
Tom Sawyer (1973)
The classic American bad boy sails the Mississippi with his friend Huck Finn after their supposed deaths.
39.
Magnum Force (1973) as Director Of Photography
A maverick San Francisco police detective hunts down a band of vigilante cops.
40.
JW Coop (1972) as Director of Photography
A professional rodeo rider tries to pick up the pieces after eight years in prison.
41.
The Carey Treatment (1972) as Director of Photography
A doctor uncovers a hotbed of corruption when he tries to clear a colleague of a murder charge.
42.
A Separate Peace (1972) as Director of Photography
Gene and Finny are two boys who are best friends living in 1943, at the height of World War II. The idea that the boys will most likely be drafted when they turn eighteen is surrounding them, and they are practically forced to live their lives to the fullest. The two boys attend the Devon School, which prepares them for military life that they will most likely be subjected to. The film begins with a narration by an older Gene, traveling back to Devon some years later. The thing he wishes most to see is the tree, which had a great effect on the boys' lives.
43.
The Sporting Club (1971) as Assistant Camera
James Quinn and iconoclastic Vernor Stanton are lifelong friends who live in the upper-class of Michigan society. In his on-going attempt to destabilize the exclusive summer sporting club to which they both belong, Vernor is continually dragging James into various misadventures.
44.
Wild Rovers (1971) as 2nd Unit Photography
An aging cowboy joins up with a beginner to rob banks.
45.
Play Misty for Me (1971) as Assistant Camera
A disc jockey is stalked by a rejected girlfriend turned violent.
46.
Summer of '42 (1971) as Assistant Camera
A high school student falls in love, for the first time, with a World War II bride.
47.
The Beguiled (1971) as Assistant Camera
Near the end of the Civil War, wounded Yankee soldier John McBurney is close to death when he is rescued by a twelve-year-old girl from a Louisiana boarding school. As John recovers, he begins to charm the girls, becoming the object of their awakening sexuality and jealousy runs rampant. After he rejects the headmistress of the school for a younger girl, John falls down the stairs breaking his leg, which eventually must be amputated. John begins to drink, and his behavior alienates both teachers and students. He makes an attempt to reform, but it is too late, as the headmistress and girls have decided to solve their problem by feeding him poison mushrooms.
48.
Raid on Rommel (1971) as Assistant Camera
Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug the mistress of an Italian general, blow up the entire fuel supply for the Afrika Korps, and swap philatelic gossip with Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
49.
The Grasshopper (1970) as 1st asst cam
Christine Adams, at 19, leaves her small town in British Columbia to follow her boy-friend to L.A., where he works for a bank, to live with him and have babies. He's not keen on a baby right away, so she gets bored and heads for Las Vegas where she talks her way into a job as a show girl. Friendships sustain her in this day-by-day life, and one of those friendships, with NFL great Tommy Marcott who's now the glorified greeter at a casino, blossoms into a marriage. Tommy loses his job after beating a man who assaults Chris, so they head for L.A. There tragedy strikes, and there's no place left for her but Vegas and prostitution. Are redemption and fulfillment possible on the Strip?
50.
Darling Lili (1970) as Cam asst
A World War I flyer falls for a beautiful enemy spy.
51.
A Gathering of Eagles (1963) as Assistant Camera
A devoted Air Force commander sacrifices happiness in the name of duty.
52.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1963) as Assistant Camera
A young girl grows up fast when her lawyer father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

53.
1941 (1979) as Additional Photography
In the days after Pearl Harbor, Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion.
54.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) as Additional Photography
A blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man.

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

55.
John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" (1981) as Director Of Photography
This three-part, eight-hour exploration of the John Steinbeck novel about the Trask family and the women who haunted their lives for two generations covered far more ground than did the 1955 feature film that starred James Dean, Julie Harris and Raymond Massey. Timothy Bottoms and Bruce Boxleitner a

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