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William Fraker

William Fraker



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Also Known As: Died: May 31, 2010
Born: September 29, 1923 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cinematography ...


Director (feature film)

Dancer's Touch, The (1989) as Director
The first of twelve television movies starring Burt Reynolds as B.L. Stryker, a retired New Orleans policeman, who moves to Florida to start a new career as a private investigator in Palm Beach, where his lifestyle and principles clash with the powers that be. He is pursued by a killer with a twiste
Legend Of The Lone Ranger, The (1981) as Director
Biography of John Reid, alias the Lone Ranger.
Reflection of Fear, A (1973) as Director
Robert Shaw, Sally Kellerman, Mary Ure, Sondra Locke, Signe Hasso, Mitchell Ryan. Sondra Locke lives in a fantasy world in which she believes her doll, Aaron, is responsible for a series of brutal murders. This gender bender thriller, based on the novel GO TO THY DEATHBED, is imaginatively photographed by Laslo Kovacs.
Monte Walsh (1970) as Director
An aging cowboy faces changes in the West with the rise of civilization.

Cast (feature film)

Cinematographer Style (2006)
Celebrates the art of motion picture photography, and examines how and why movies look the way they do. With interviews of 110 leading cinematographers around the world, director and cinematographer Jon Fauer explores how his colleagues use technique and technology, art and lighting to tell stories
Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (1992) as Himself
Reknowned cinematographers discuss their influences, techniques and decisions on how to shoot films.
Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971) as Big time dope dealer [also known as the violinist]
A semi-documentary featuring real addicts re-living their lives on-screen: junkies dealing, shooting up, overdosing, and squealing.

Cinematography (feature film)

Waking Up in Reno (2002) as Director Of Photography
Meet Roy & Candy and Lonnie Earl & Darlene--two close married couples who thought they knew one another, until they decided to take their dream vacation together. Now, they're hitting the road in a brand new, fully loaded SUV--and having the time of their lives--until a funny thing happens on the wa
Town & Country (2001) as Director Of Photography
A comedy about life, love, friendship, having everything and not getting caught... At least that''s the way successful architect Porter Stoddard has been living his life. However, when his best friend Griffin is caught cheating by his wife Mona and an ugly divorce drama begins to unfold, Porter begins to re-evaluate his sturdy relationship with his wife Ellie in terms of his own dalliances with a beautiful cellist named Alex. Suddenly confronted by his own wife''s suspicions, he decides to come clean--realizing that it''s his wife that he truly loves. But is this revelation strong enough for Porter to commit the rest of his life to true monogamy?
Rules of Engagement (2000) as Director Of Photography
Colonel Terry Childers is a 30-year Marine veteran: a decorated officer with combat experience in Vietnam, Beirut and Desert Storm - a patriot, a hero. But now, the country he served so well has put him on trial for a rescue mission that went terribly wrong. For his attorney, he has chosen Marine Colonel Hays Hodges, a comrade-in-arms who owes his life to Childers. Hodges is not the best lawyer in the service, but Childers trusts him as a brother Marine who knows what it''s like to risk death under fire. Bound by duty and friendship, Hodges reluctantly takes the case, even as he begins to doubt the man who saved his life in Vietnam three decades ago.
Vegas Vacation (1997) as Director Of Photography
Nobody plans a vacation better than Clark Griswold. This time out, Clark has finally chosen the perfect destination. He''s selected the Promised Land where the Griswolds can enjoy their own special brand of kinship and reach certain vacation nirvana: the new family-entertainment capital of America -- Las Vegas, Nevada. But Clark didn''t count on one thing. Despite Vegas'' new image as a city with wholesome activities for the whole family to enjoy, its tempting underbelly still lures the unsuspecting with its glitzy, glammy enchantments. And each wide-eyed member of the Griswold gang becomes seduced by the easy enticements of Sin City. Can the Griswolds come back together once they''ve tasted the high life in Lost Wages? Before their Vegas voyage is over, they''ll see and do it all: wonder at the illusion of a Siegfried & Roy stage extravaganza, scale the dizzying heights of the Hoover Dam, thrill at the bulbs and buzz on the Strip and indulge in the decadent pleasures of the big-ticket suites.
Island of Dr. Moreau, The (1996) as Director Of Photography
A brilliant geneticist, Dr. Moreau and his assistant Montgomery are on the brink of revolutionizing science when Edward Douglas becomes stranded on their remote island. At first glance, this tropical paradise seems idyllic. But deep in the jungle lies a terrifying secret. Moreau and Montgomery have been performing gene-splicing research on animals to create a superior breed of human being, and that experiment has gone terribly wrong. They have ignored the most fundamental law of the jungle: survival of the fittest. Roaming free, these beast-people are highly intelligent with murderous instincts. Their thirst for blood is pacified through a combination of sedatives and shock discipline. But events triggered by Douglas'' unexpected arrival are about to break Moreau''s God-like dominion over these resentful creatures. As the crisis escalates, Douglas must escape the clutches of his captors and find a way off the island before he becomes a part of Moreau''s final horrifying experiment.
Father of the Bride II (1995) as Director Of Photography
Still young at heart, and fully recovered after having been the "Father of the Bride," George Banks finally feels content. His wife Nina loves him as deeply as he loves her. his daughter Annie, and son-in-law Bryan, are happily married and each are responsible working adults. With his son Matty growing into a young man, and the mortgage to his dream house fully paid off, George feels he''s finally ahead of the game. And that''s when his life turns upside down. First Annie and Bryan unexpectedly announce they''re going to be parents. Then, a short while later, it''s Nina''s turn to make the same shocking speech to George. They too, are going to have a baby! George is reeling. He feels much to young to be a grandfather--and way too old to be a father again. And when Annie and Nina call on the flamboyant Franck Egglehoffer to coordinate their double baby shower, George seeks out his own unique way to cope with this ''90s style mid-life crisis.
Death in Small Doses (1995) as Director Of Photography
Based on a real-life courtroom drama in which a man is accused of poisoning his wife slowly with arsenic-laced vitamin pills. Events become suspicious to the victim's brother and to the victim herself, until the truth is finally realized.
There Goes My Baby (1994) as Director Of Photography
Told from the point of view of the class valedictorian, Mary Beth, the story follows a group of high school seniors during the 1965 Watts riots.
Street Fighter (1994) as Director Of Photography
When General M. Bison takes high-ranking hostages and demands $20 billion in ransom, he pushes an already incendiary crisis to the brink of global conflict. Meanwhile, Colonel Guile's rescue mission remains stalled until the hostages' location can be determined. Guile and his British intelligence of
Tombstone (1993) as Director Of Photography
A retired lawman straps on his guns one more time to fight a vicious outlaw band.
Memoirs Of An Invisible Man (1992) as Director Of Photography
A San Francisco-based securities analyst is made invisible during a scientific accident, and becomes the object of a CIA manhunt.
Honeymoon In Vegas (1992) as Director Of Photography
A New York detective/mama's boy loses his fiancee to a rich con man in Las Vegas.
The Freshman (1990) as Director Of Photography
A young film student gets mixed up with the mob when his possessions are stolen.
Innocent Man, An (1989) as Director Of Photography
An innocent man is sent to prison unjustly and when he is released years later, he sets about a daring scheme to clear his name.
Chances Are (1989) as Director Of Photography
23 years after his death, a man comes back to Earth and stumbles into the life of Corinne, his former wife, as well as that of her daughter Miranda and his former best friend Philip, who harbors a long-suffering adoration for Corinne.
Baby Boom (1987) as Director Of Photography
A super-yuppie businesswoman has to adjust to motherhood when she inherits a baby.
Burglar (1987) as Director Of Photography
Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a former cat burglar who now runs a used bookstore, but one of the crimes of her past has come back to haunt her. When a dead body is found in a house that she robbed, she is suspected of murder and has to go back to using her burglary skills in order to clear her name.
Space Camp (1986) as Director Of Photography
Fever Pitch (1985) as Director Of Photography
A compulsive gambler gets in deep with loan sharks.
Murphy's Romance (1985) as Director Of Photography
A divorced woman and her son move to small town to take on a horse ranch.
Protocol (1984) as Director Of Photography
A naïve waitress bumbles into a job with the diplomatic corps in the Middle East.
Irreconcilable Differences (1984) as Director Of Photography
WarGames (1983) as Director Of Photography
In search of the ultimate game, a young man accidentally hacks into the government''''s top military computer.
Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, The (1982) as Director Of Photography
The town sheriff and a madame team up to stop a televison evanagelist from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed "Chicken Ranch."
Sharky's Machine (1981) as Director Of Photography
An Atlanta vice-squad detective loves a high-class call girl linked to politics and a mob boss.
Hollywood Knights, The (1980) as Director Of Photography
Led by their comedic and prank leader, Newbomb Turk, The Hollywood Knights car gang raises hell throughout Beverly Hills on Halloween Night, 1965.
Divine Madness (1980) as Director Of Photography
Bette Midler performs her songs and raucous comedy at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
Old Boyfriends (1979) as Director Of Photography
1941 (1979) as Director Of Photography
In the days after Pearl Harbor, Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion.
American Hot Wax (1978) as Director Of Photography
It is the early 1950s, and disc jockey Alan Freed is promoting a new style of music called rock and roll. Freed is attempting to stage the very first live rock show at Brooklyn's Paramount Theatre, but in order to do so he has to the outrage and angry protests of parents, political conservatives and the local police.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) as Director Of Photography Of Additional American Scenes
A blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man.
Looking For Mr. Goodbar (1977) as Director Of Photography
The singles scene takes its toll on a young teacher.
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) as Director Of Photography
Regan MacNeil is now seventeen, and although she appears to be normal after her demonic possession as a child, she is monitored regularly at a psychiatric institution. A troubled priest, Father Lamont, visits her there to learn about the death of Father Merrin when he was performing the exorcism on her four years before. Regan has no conscious memories of that time, but as the priest's investigation continues, the demon is brought back.
Killer Inside Me, The (1976) as Director Of Photography
Everyone figures Lou Ford, a small-town, Texas, deputy sheriff, to be a normal, good-old-boy kind of regular Joe. But no one knows about "the sickness" that drives him to kill.
Lipstick (1976) as Director Of Photography
Composer Chris Saradon brutaly rapes fashion model, goes to trial, gets freed, comes back and rapes her little sister. She takes revenge.
Gator (1976) as Director Of Photography
An ex-con joins forces with a federal agent to bring down a vice lord.
Coonskin (1975) as Director Of Photography
Rancho Deluxe (1975) as Director Of Photography
Two modern cowboys turn to rustling cattle.
Aloha, Bobby And Rose (1975) as Director Of Photography
Bobby and Rose, two youngsters who are in love, have to run away from home when they are falsely accused to have committed a robbery and an assassination.
The Day of the Dolphin (1973) as Director Of Photography
After teaching dolphins to speak, a scientist tries to keep them from being used in an assassination plot.
Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971) as Director of Photography
A semi-documentary featuring real addicts re-living their lives on-screen: junkies dealing, shooting up, overdosing, and squealing.
Paint Your Wagon (1969) as Director of Photography
Two California miners share a gold claim and a wife.
The Fox (1968) as Director of Photography
A sexy male drifter upsets the relationship between two female farmers.
Rosemary's Baby (1968) as Director of Photography
A young woman fears the baby she''''s carrying is the son of Satan.
Bullitt (1968) as Director of Photography
When mobsters kill the witness he was assigned to protect, a dedicated policeman investigates the case on his own.
Games (1967) as Director of Photography
Manhattan socialites with an interest in kinky "mind games" get more than expected when an amateur medium comes into their lives.
The President's Analyst (1967) as Director of Photography
A psychiatrist treating the president becomes a pawn in international espionage.
Wild Seed (1965) as Camera Operator
A young drifter forms an alliance with a runaway girl.
Forbid Them Not (1962) as Director of Photography
The Pleasure of His Company (1961) as Title background photog
Playboy Fred Astaire returns home to attend his daughter's wedding and falls in love all over again with his ex-wife, Lilli Palmer, in this chic romantic comedy directed by George Seaton.
The Bellboy (1960) as Stills
An accident-prone bellboy''s resemblance to Jerry Lewis causes rampant confusion.
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) as Stills
A Western Marshall discovers the man who raped and murdered his wife is his best friend''''s son.
King Creole (1958) as Stills
A singer with a criminal past gets drawn back into the mob.
The Young Guns (1956) as Asst cam op
A disaffected youth falls in with the wrong crowd back in 1897.
War and Peace (1956) as Stills
A young Russian girl fights to save her family during Napoleon's invasion of her homeland.
Molly (1951) as Stills
The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951) as Stills
Gil Kyle finds himself caught up in the politics and unrest of the American Civil War and soon gets himself framed for a murder. His only alibi is Candace Bronson, who is aiding the Confederate cause and has left the territory to deliver a vital message about a Yankee gold shipment. So he sets off in pursuit, running into desperados, government agents, and guerrilla fighters, who are more interested in profit than ideals.
Let's Dance (1950) as Stills
Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a way according to the customs of her dead husband's class.
Rope of Sand (1949) as Stills
Two years ago, hunting guide Mike Davis was with a client who trespassed on diamond company land and found a rich lode; Paul Vogel, sadistic commandant of company police, beat Mike nearly to death but failed to learn the location. Now Mike is back in Diamantstad, South African desert, and manager Martingale has a better idea: he hires delectable adventuress Suzanne to ferret out Mike's secret. But she soon finds she's playing with fire.
Frenchman's Creek (1944) as Stills
A British noblewoman flees the life of the court to run off with a French pirate.
Among the Missing (1934) as Stills
Feeling unloved, a dowager runs away and gets mixed up with jewel thieves.
American Madness (1932) as Stills
A banker fights to keep his independence and protect his customers.

Producer (feature film)

Tombstone (1993) as Associate Producer
A retired lawman straps on his guns one more time to fight a vicious outlaw band.
Forbid Them Not (1962) as Producer

Film Production - Main (feature film)

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
A small-time criminal fakes insanity in hopes of doing easy time in a mental hospital.
The Party's Over (1934) as Still photog
The Defense Rests (1934) as Still photog
A sleazy lawyer's female assistant sets out to end his cheating ways.
Cocktail Hour (1933) as Still photog
Lady for a Day (1933) as Still photog
A gangster helps an old apple-vendor pose as a society woman to fool her visiting daughter.

Cinematography (special)

Checkered Flag (1990) as Director Of Photography
A drama about the rivalry between two race car drivers.

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