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Brian West

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Cast (feature film)

The Decline of Western Civilization Part II, The Metal Years (1988)
The L.A. punk scene is taken over by glam metal.
Nobody's Fool (1986)
Cassie was very sad and lonely. When she got pregnant, her boyfriend Billy left her. Cassie finally gave the baby up for adoption, a choice she regretted, and attempted suicide several times. She is working unhappily at her job in a bar in the small town of Buckeye when a Los Angeles theater group a

Cinematography (feature film)

Ellen Foster (1997) as Director Of Photography
After Ellen's mother Charlotte dies, she is left with her alcoholic father, Bill. Since Charlotte's mother Leonora and sisters Nadine and Betsy never approved of Charlotte's marriage to Bill, they neglect to see that Ellen needs their help when her father becomes abusive. But Ellen is a sensitive an
Daisies in December (1995)
A seaside hotel for senior citizens is the setting for late-season love between a stuffy ex-stockbroker and a warm and friendly resident with a soaring spirit and a zest for life.
Treacherous Crossing (1992)
Set in the late 1940s, an heiress' new husband disappears shortly after embarking on their honeymoon cruise.
Fire in the Dark (1991)
A family confronts feelings of guilt and stress when they realize that they must place their aging parent in a nursing home.
Forbidden Nights (1990) as Director Of Photography
Based on the true story of Judith Shapiro, an American who teaches in a provincial Chinese city shortly after the Cultural Revolution. She is caught between her Western liberal upbringing and the harsh laws of a foreign government when she falls in love with one of her students.
Shell Seekers, The (1989)
A movie dealing with the conflicts and relationships of three generations of an English family from World War II to the present. Recovery from a heart attack brings a fierce awareness of the joy of life and the need for her own independence to a woman whose grown children treat her like an invalid.
Jacknife (1989)
Megs aka "Jackknife," a burned out Vietnam vet working as a car repairman decides to break out of his shell by reuniting with a few war buddies and remembering the blocked-out adventures they had in 'Nam.
Terror on Highway 91 (1989)
A television movie based on a true story, about a young rookie who joins the police force of a small Southern town, and who has to wrestle with his conscience when he discovers that the popular sheriff and most of the force are corrupt.
Christmas Wife, The (1988) as Director Of Photography
An "HBO Showcase" presentation in which a lonely widower who seeks a companion for the holidays meets a shy, mysterious woman who brings with her a secret she ultimately must reveal.
Case Closed (1988)
A young homicide detective and a retired police detective work together to solve three recent murders related to an old, unsolved case of a stolen diamond.
Red Spider, The (1987) as Director Of Photography
A movie based on characters from William J. Caunitz's novel "One Police Plaza" (which was a CBS telefilm in 1986), about a bizarre murder which taxes routine police procedures.
Still Crazy Like a Fox (1987) as Director Of Photography
A movie based on the cancelled CBS series "Crazy Like a Fox." When attorney Harrison Fox accepts an important job interview in London, he convinces his family, including his private eye father Harry, to take the trip with him. Once there, the two become involved in a mystery involving the murder of
Murrow (1986)
A made-for-cable movie about veteran newscaster, Edward R. Murrow, beginning with his return to CBS in New York at the end of World War II, after his celebrated stint as a radio newsman during the London Blitz. The depiction of Murrow, William S. Paley, Frank Stanton, and Fred Friendly, offers a por
Johnny Bull (1986)
A movie developed at the National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, about a lighthearted Cockney girl who discovers that life in America is not one big Doris Day movie when she joins her young American husband in a distressed mining town during the 1950s, and encounters ho
84 Charing Cross Road (1986)
A writer's correspondence with a London book dealer leads to a close friendship.
Spies Like Us (1985)
A pair of naive guys with aspirations to become government spies have their wish come true only to find out that they''re being used as decoys for a real spy team.
Out of the Darkness (1985)
The personal story of Ed Zigo, the New York City detective who helped crack the headline-making "Son of Sam" murders case in the late 1970s following the killer's 13-month reign, gave veteran actor Martin Sheen (whose credits continue amassing at an astonishing rate) another meaty role. Broadway act
Agatha Christie's Murder With Mirrors (1985)
Helen Hayes' second go at Agatha Christie's intrepid amateur sleuth, Miss Jane Marple (previously she was Miss Marple in "Agatha Christie's 'A Caribbean Mystery'"), teamed her with another veteran actress, Bette Davis (returning to filming following several serious illnesses including a stroke), for
Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984) as Cinematographer
Czech Mate (1983) as Camera
Distant Scream, A (1983) as Cinematographer
Late Nancy Irving, The (1983) as Cinematographer
Ghost Dancing (1983) as Director Of Photography
Dorothy McGuire returned to television after a long absence to star as a feisty, widowed desert farmer who takes on the water company by dynamiting the city-owned reservoir to spotlight her cause: the depletion of the valley's water to feed the city's aqueduct system. Bill Erwin is her dear old Paiu
Sweet Scene of Death (1983) as Director Of Photography
Lonely Lady, The (1983) as Director Of Photography
Pia Zadora, Lloyd Bochner, Bibi Besch, Joseph Cali, Anthony Holland, Jared Martin, Ray Liotta. After some creative writing classes in high school, Pia Zadora thinks she has what it takes to be a top Hollywood screenwriter. But before she claim her first Oscar, she''s used and abused by her impotent husband and numerous fast lane losers. She also has a nasty encounter with a big garden hose. Based on the novel by Harold Robbins.
Benny's Place (1982)
The fifth winner of the annual ABC Theater Award for new plays, this drama tells of a proud man who feels that time and younger men threaten his existence after he is forced to take on a young assistant in the factory repair shop that he has run by himself for so long. Louis Gossett, Jr., is the fie
Eleanor, First Lady of the World (1982)
A dramatization of the life of Eleanor Roosevelt following FDR's death through the time of her new career at the fledgling United Nations. Jean Stapleton was Emmy Award-nominated as Outstanding Actress, and other nominations went for costume design and hairstyles.
Question of Honor, A (1982)
More than passingly resembling Sidney Lumet's theatrical "Prince of the City", Budd Shulberg's first television script in over 20 years, from the book "Point Blank" by Sonny Grosso and Philip Rosenberg, fictionalizes the death of a cop who had been involved in a federal corruption investigation with
Day the Women Got Even, The (1980)
Four suburban housewives, with a love for the theatre, set out to foil an unscrupulous talent agent who has threatened to blackmail each of them. Jo Ann Pflug, Georgia Engel, Tina Louise and Barbara Rhoades, as the quartet, received equal star billing by having their names rotating in a circle. The
Stories From a Flying Trunk (1979) as Cinematographer
Age of Innocence (1977) as Cinematographer
Henry Buchanan (David Warner), an English schoolmaster, comes to teach in a small Canadian town. His outspoken views on the evil of the approaching World War II causes a ripple in the small town, and when it is discovered that he was a conscientious objector in World War I, the citizens of the town are outraged. But it's his friendships with both the enigmatic rich recluse Mrs Boswell (Honor Blackman) and Clarissa (Trudy Young), the daughter of the town's most prominent citizen, that will get Henry into the most trouble of all...
Russian Roulette (1975) as Director Of Photography
A mountie finds himself engulfed in a KGB conspiracy to kill the renegade Russian Premier Alexei Kosygin during his visit to Canada in 1970.
Spikes Gang, The (1974) as Director Of Photography
After outlaw Harry Spikes is wounded in a gun battle, two runaways help him escape and take him home with them. While Harry is recuperating, he regales the young men with stories of his exciting past. The adventurous tales inspire them to start a gang of their own, and Harry is happy to join as their leader. At first, the enterprise works well as the new gang robs some banks. But before long, Harry decides to turn on the boys and starts hunting them for the reward money, and this prompts one of the two young men to seek revenge against Harry.
Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz, The (1974) as Director Of Photography
The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well as his changing relationships with family and friends. Along the way the film explores the themes of anti-semitism and the responsibilities which come with adulthood.
Sunstruck (1973) as Cinematographer
Billy Two Hats (1973) as Director Of Photography
An aging outlaw helps a young half-breed learn the ropes.
Zeppelin (1971) as 2d unit lighting cam
A British spy infiltrates the German Zeppelin Works, learnng of a plan to use a zeppelin in a daring raid to steal national documents and sets out to warn his superiors.
Outback (1971) as Photography
John Grant, a young teacher whose overnight stay in a rough outback mining town extends to a five-day nightmarish odyssey of drinking, gambling, hunting and more drinking, plunging him toward his own destruction.
Otley (1969) as Addl photog
A petty crook finds himself mistaken for a murderer and a secret agent.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) as 2nd unit photog
In this musical remake, a conservative boys'''' school teacher falls in love with an actress.
The Killing of Sister George (1968) as 2nd unit photog
A radio star''''s outrageous behavior costs her her job and her lover.
Doctor Faustus (1968) as Camera Operator
A scholar sells his soul to the devil for knowledge.
Great Catherine (1968) as Camera Operator
The legendary Russian ruler falls hard for a military man in love with someone else.
Oliver! (1968) as 2nd unit photog
Musical version of the Dickens classic about an orphan taken in by a band of boy thieves.
The Deadly Affair (1967) as Camera Operator
A secret agent investigates the tangled affairs surrounding a government official''''s suicide.
Life at the Top (1965) as Camera Operator
After marrying the boss' daughter, a workingman begins to doubt his abilities.
The Hill (1965) as Camera Operator
Prisoners fight to survive the grueling conditions in a North African military stockade.
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1965) as Camera Operator
A British agent infiltrates the enemy by allowing himself to be disgraced at home.
Of Human Bondage (1964) as Camera Operator
A medical student risks his future when he falls for a low-class waitress.
The Pumpkin Eater (1964) as Camera Operator
A woman drifts through multiple marriages in search of stability.
The Ceremony (1963) as Director of Photography
A convicted bank robber bargains with his wife''''s life to escape prison.
Come Fly with Me (1963) as Camera Operator
Three stewardesses try to find husbands while flying over the Atlantic.
Hatari! (1962) as Camera
The arrival of a woman upsets a team of hunters capturing animals for the world''''s zoos.
Satan Never Sleeps (1962) as Camera Operator
A priest (William Holden) arrives at a mission-post in China accompanied by a young native girl who has joined him along the way. His job is to relieve the existing priest (Clifton Webb), who is now too old and weak to continue with the upkeep of the church. However, Communist soldiers arrive at the mission and seize it as a command post. Their leader rapes the native girl and impregnates her, only later to realise that Communism is no good for him. In the end, the foursome flee to the border, but are pursued by Communist forces along the way.
A Weekend With Lulu (1961) as Camera Operator
Three party animals on a weekend vacation are saddled with an elderly chaperone.

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

Casino Royale (2006)
James Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar, where he is to spy on a terrorist Mollaka. Not everything goes as planned and Bond decides to investigate, independently of the MI6 agency, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Di
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
During World War II, an Italian Captain named Antonio Corelli is put in command of a garrison that is occupying the Greek island of Cephallonia. When the Italians arrive on the unspoiled island, they think of it as a Greek vacation, the war a distant radio dispatch. At first the villagers resent the
Little Vampire, The (2000)
It is not easy being a 9-year-old in a new country. Tony has just moved with his parents Dottie and Bob Thompson, from a big bustling city in America to a small village in a remote corner of Scotland. Soon he becomes fascinated with vampire mythology and one night is visited by a 9-year-old vampire
Photographing Fairies (1997) as Prop Storeman
Story begins with Charles Castle who, in 1912, marries the girl of his dreams only to lose her 24 hours later when a snow fissure swallows her in Switzerland. He is off to World War I a few years later as a corpse photographer and later, after the war, opens a portrait studio with his war buddy Roy.
Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
Yo-ho-ho! The Muppet ensemble embarks on their zaniest adventure as they encounter pirates, buried treasure and some angry warthogs in this rollicking send-up of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale. When young Jim Hawkins is given a treasure map by a mysterious sailor, he sets sail with his pals--
Hamlet (1996)
The tragic prince tries to prove that his uncle killed his father.
Hackers (1995)
Zero Cool--real name Dade Murphy--is a legend among his peers. In 1988, he single-handedly crashed 1,507 computers on Wall Street, creating worldwide financial chaos. Eleven years old, Dade Murphy had a record with the F.B.I.--forbidden to finger the keys of so much as a touchtone phone until his 18
Browning Version, The (1994) as Prop Storeman
An unpopular English boarding school teacher's life is changed after a surprise act of kindness by a pupil.
Secret Friends (1991) as Dressing Props
An amnesiac is haunted by the recurring images of his murderous past and repressed childhood.
Hamlet (1990)
An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic play about the Prince of Denmark troubled by his father's mysterious death and his mother's sudden remarriage to his uncle.
Batman (1989)
The Caped Crusader takes on his deadliest foe -- the Joker.
Lair of the White Worm, The (1988) as Props Store
A terrifying legend comes true after a discovery in an ancient ruin, and a female vampire is unleashed.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
A timid shop clerk discovers a plant from outer space that lives on blood.

Cinematography (special)

We're Puttin' On the Ritz (1986)
Two employees of a reclusive millionaire, Micki the secretary and Max the chauffeur decide to attend a society function to which their employer has been invited. In the course of the evening, Max and Micki establish new identities in the world of high society and, while rubbing shoulders with the e

Sound (special)

Unmentionables: A Brief History (1999)
Documents the history, romance, practicality and controversy of underwear.
Intimate Portrait: Halle Berry (1998)
Documentary profiling the life and career of actress Halle Berry.
Cats! (1996) as Audio
Documentary looks at cats in a historical, cultural and sociological perspective.

Misc. Crew (special)

Ann-Margret: Sugar and Spice (1998)
Profile of actress Ann-Margret.
Doris Day: It's Magic (1998)
Profile of singer/actress Doris Day.

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

Holocaust - The Story of the Family Weiss (1978)
Chosen as the Outstanding Limited Series (1977-78) at Emmy Award time, this original drama about two German families that are affected by events between 1935 and 1945 rivaled "Roots" in its impact on viewers in this country and sparked controversy throughout Europe as it premiered on television in o

Film Production - Main (TV Mini-Series)

Harem (1986)
A two-part, four-hour minseries about a beautiful woman who, at the turn of the century, is kidnapped and sold into a Turkish harem where, as she struggles to protect her life and virtue, she becomes embroiled in the historical tensions and sensuous decadence of the times.

Film Production - Construction/Set (TV Mini-Series)

Fall from Grace (1994)
A two-part miniseries based on Larry Collins' novel, set against the backdrop of World War II, chronicling the lives of men and women who sacrificed their lives and loves during the staging and landing of the Allied forces in Normandy, France, on D-Day.

Cinematography (TV Mini-Series)

Man Called Intrepid, A (1979)
A fanciful suspense drama inspired by William Stevenson's best-selling account of the formation of an Allied espionage network during World War II by a wealthy Canadian using his own funds. David Niven made his TV movie debut as the man behind the operation.

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