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Cast (feature film)

Snapshots (1973)
The actors in this experimental film each play themselves, in roles that are based on their own lives. Featured is the film's writer, whose role revolves around his unsuccessful film career, and a narrator expresses his bemusement over the entire project.
College (1927) as
In this silent film, a high school egghead becomes a football hero in college.

Cinematography (feature film)

Soul Power (2008)
The three-day music festival Zaire '74 and the emerging musical crossover between Africa and America is documented.
When We Were Kings (1996) as Cinematographer
On September 25, 1974, in the wake of one of the greatest political scandals in its history, Watergate, America was poised to watch a knockout punch that would redefine it as a nation of champions. In the atmosphere of a three-ring circus, in a little known country ruled by a military dictator, on t
Shock to the System, A (1990) as Director Of Photography
When the promotion an advertising executive was expecting goes to an ambitious, younger colleague, he goes mad and starts killing people.
Winnie (1988) as Director Of Photography
Based on a true story about a woman who is institutionalized as mentally retarded for 30 years while struggling to reach the outside world through her writing.
Killing Time, The (1987) as Director Of Photography
Lost Boys, The (1987) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Strange events threaten an entire family when two brothers move with their divorced mother to a California town where the local teenage gang turns out to be a pack of vampires.
Hero in the Family (1986) as Director Of Photography
A heroic astronaut and a space chimp encounter a mysterious cloud which results in the astronaut's mind being transferred to the body of the chimp. He will stay a chimp unless his teenage son can turn things around.
Intimate Encounters (1986) as Director Of Photography
A lonely wife and a workaholic husband must deal with a broken marriage when the wife's romantic fantasies become real sexual encounters with strangers. After a marriage of 15 years becomes stale and unromantic, and believing her husband to be more interested in his business than in her, Julie Atkin
Annihilator, The (1986) as Director Of Photography
The life of a newspaper editor is dramatically affected when his girlfriend returns from a Hawaiian holiday with a frightening personality change. When she tries to kill him, Armour kills her in self-defense and is forced to run for his life when he realizes that a group of deadly humanoid aliens ar
Wavelength (1983) as Cinematographer
Homework (1982) as Director Of Photography
A female film student, given the assignment to make a short film of her choice, decides to record herself making love to a man.
No Nukes (1980) as Camera Operator (Madison Square Garden) (Battery Park) (Documentary Sequences)
Documentary with selections from the concert held at Madison Square Garden by Musicians United for Save Energy. The organizers of the collective were Jackson Brown, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt and John Hall. The concert marked the first official appearance of Bruce Springsteen and the E Steet Band. Ot
Rust Never Sleeps (1979) as Cinematographer
A concert film shot on Neil Young's 1978 U.S. tour. divided into two segments, acoustic and electric, the film is Young at his best, shown just why the grunge generation holds him in such high esteem, and that not all 60's heros were burnt out by the mid-70's.
Snapshots (1973) as Cinematographer
The actors in this experimental film each play themselves, in roles that are based on their own lives. Featured is the film's writer, whose role revolves around his unsuccessful film career, and a narrator expresses his bemusement over the entire project.
Lialeh (1973) as Cinematographer
Jeremy (1973) as Cinematographer
15-year-old musician Jeremy falls in love with a girl at his high school, an aspiring dancer named Susan.
Please Stand By (1972) as Cinematographer
A group of radicals in New York steal electronic equipment in order to jam the major television networks and put on their own announcements denouncing capitalism, war, and social injustice in order to promote peace and love. The FBI finds out about their plan and infiltrates the group, finally getti
Putney Swope (1969) as Lighting
An unexpected member of the executive board of an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge.
David Holzman's Diary (1968) as Addl photog
This fake documentary which appears quite real on the surface is about a young man making a movie about his everyday life and discovering something important about himself and his reality. This film is not a real documentary or is it?

Assistant Direction (feature film)

V for Vendetta (2006)
Against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, a young working-class woman named Evey is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as "V." Profoundly complex, V is at once literary, flamboyant, tender and intellectual, a man dedicated to freeing his fellow citizens from those who have terrorized them into compliance. He is also bitter, revenge-seeking, lonely and violent, driven by a personal vendetta. In his quest to free the people of England from the corruption and cruelty that have poisoned their government, V condemns the tyrannical nature of their appointed leaders and invites his fellow citizens to join him in the shadows of Parliament of November the 5th--Guy Fawkes Day. On that day in 1605, Guy Fawkes was discovered in a tunnel beneath Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. He and his co-conspirators had engineered the treasonous "Gunpowder Plot" in response to the tyranny of their government under James I. Fawkes and his fellow saboteurs were hanged, drawn and quartered, and their plan to take down their government never came to pass. In the spirit of that rebellion, in remembrance of that day, V vows to carry out the plot that Fawkes was executed for attempting on November 5th in 1605: he will blow up Parliament. As Evey uncovers the truth about V''s mysterious past, she also discovers the truth about herself--and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to ignite a revolution, bringing freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.
Around the World in 80 Days (2004) as Third Assistant Director (Germany)
An eccentric London inventor, Phileas Fogg, has come up with the secrets to flight, electricity, and even in-line skates, but the establishment has dismissed him as a crackpot. Desperate to be taken seriously, Fogg makes an outlandish bet with Lord Kelvin, the head of the Royal Academy of Science: to circumnavigate the globe in no more than 80 days! With his two sidekicks--Passepartout and femme fatale Monique--Fogg is headed on a frantic, heart-pounding round-the-world race that takes our heroes to the world''s most exotic places by land, sea, and air.
Bourne Supremacy, The (2004) as Third Assistant Director
Two years ago, Jason Bourne thought he had walked away from his past. But now, his past is about to return. Bourne and Marie have maintained their anonymous, underground existence at the cost of permanence. Fueled by splintered nightmares and haunted by the past he cannot remember, Bourne moves Marie from city to city, trying to remain one step ahead of the threat implicit in every unexplained stranger''s glance, every "wrong number" phone call--that at any second, without any warning, he might get pulled back into the world he hopes he left behind. When an operative appears in the sleepy village that has been their latest home, Bourne and Marie collapse their lives and head out. His past at the door, their only chance now is to run. But once a line is crossed and the stakes in a new global game of cat-and-mouse are raised, the Jason Bourne created by Treadstone--the covert, now dismantled operation that spawned cold-blooded, professional assassins--returns. Two years ago, Bourne walked away from the deadly world that created him with a promise of retaliation should anyone attempt contact. Now that that world has indeed come calling, Bourne intends to keep his word. They should have left him alone.
Resident Evil (2002)
Something terrible is lurking in the Hive, a vast underground genetic research facility run by the Umbrella Corporation, a faceless bio-engineering conglomerate. A deadly viral outbreak occurs, and in response, the Red Queen - a vast supercomputer that controls and monitors the Hive - seals the entire facility to contain the leak, killing all the trapped employees. Alice and Rain must lead fellow commandos to isolate the virus that has wiped out Umbrella''s entire research staff. The team soon discovers, however, that the workers are not really dead. They are now the ravenous, zombie-like Undead, and they are prowling the hive and turning their victims into zombies. Alice and the military task force have three hours to complete their mission before the Undead threaten to overrun the Earth.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

No Maps on My Taps (1978) as Photography
The indigenous American art of jazz tap dancing is explored in this documentary. Using rare photos and clips from Hollywood films of the 1930s, the careers of Sandman Sims, Chuck Green and Bunny Briggs, are highlighted.
Renaldo & Clara (1977) as Photography
Bob Dylan's 1976/1976 Rolling Thunder Revue concert tour is chronicled. Dylan is seen performing many of his well-known songs, and his wife Sara, counterculture icons Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, and several others perform improvised pieces between the songs. Skits are also included, featuring Dylan p

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Flightplan (2005)
Kyle Pratt is a frantic but fiercely intelligent mother whose deepest protective instincts will be triggered by a haunting in-flight nightmare: in the middle of the trans-Atlantic trip, her young daughter turns up missing without a trace. Or does she? Kyle arrives on the flight still reeling from the recent loss of her husband, a woman who has gone mad with grief or a formidably determined mother whose child is in grave danger that threatens the entire plane? Adding to the growing mystery is the fact that the name of Kyle's daughter doesn't even appear on the flight manifest. Furthermore, neither of the flight attendants can remember seeing the child on the plane? Adding to the growing mystery is the fact that the name of Kyle's daughter doesn't even appear on the flight manifest. Furthermore, neither of the flight attendants can remember seeing the child on the plane. While Captain Rich and Air Marshal Gene Carson don't want to doubt Kyle's insistent claim that her daughter has vanished, all evidence points to the fact that Kyle's little girl was never on board. What is the truth behind Kyle Pratt's distress? Who on board can be trusted? And just how far will Kyle have to go to get to the bottom of the harrowing mystery? As paranoia and doubt mount among the passengers, Kyle is confronted with some of the most unsettling fears a mother could ever face--losing her child, having her very reality questioned and being trapped in a situation where no one can seem to help. Pushed to the edge and fighting for her sanity, Kyle finds herself willing to go to unimaginable lengths to save her daughter.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) as Military Trainer
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

Director (special)

Big Time (1989) as Creator
An "American Playhouse" presentation focusing on the fast-paced, unfulfilled lives of three young professionals: Fran, a fashion model who regards modeling as an empty profession and yearns to become a serious actress; Michael, a successful investment banker and the man who supports Fran; and Paul,
Gladys Knight and the Pips With Ray Charles (1987) as 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
A concert featuring Gladys Knight and the Pips and composer-singer Ray Charles. Taped at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.

Cinematography (special)

War Letters (2001) as Additional Cinematography
A collection of personal correspondence that brings to life the human side of war, from the American Revolution to the Gulf War.
Bible: Exodus, The (2001) as Director Of Photography
Documentary that explores Exodus, the second book of the Bible. Exodus tells stories of divided loyalties, slavery, vengeance, flight, liberation, true faith and miracles. Leading Biblical scholars explain how the story may be more fact than fiction, and everything from the plagues to the parting of
Bible: Genesis, The (2001) as Director Of Photography
Documentary that explores the Book of Genesis, the text that countless people have devoted their lives to understanding. Genesis is not about saints, but about ordinary, flawed human beings, some of whom have greatness thrust upon them. Leading Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars provide perspecti
John Brown's Holy War (2000) as Additional Cinematography
Documentary about John Brown, a man who, in the 1850s, embarked on a religious crusade against slavery that was based on religious faith -- yet carried out with shocking violence. His execution at Harpers Ferry, Virginia sparked a chain of events that led to the Civil War.
Influenza 1918 (1998) as Cinematographer
Documentary on the flu epidemic which ravaged America starting in Spring 1918. In less than a year, the epidemic killed 675,000 people, more than died in all the wars of the 20th century combined, before disappearing as mysteriously as it began.
James Taylor: Going Home (1992) as Director Of Photography
A music special starring James Taylor performing a selection of his songs. Includes interview segments.
Battle in the Erogenous Zone (1992) as Director Of Photography
A film short about two lonely people who learn the art of attracting a mate at the ultra-secret Academy of Romantic Destiny.
Gang of Four (1989) as Director Of Photography
Four inseparable high-school seniors gain from each other the courage to face the harsh realities of their rapidly approaching adulthood.
What's Alan Watching? (1989) as Director Of Photography
A comedy special that features a 17-year-old television buff, his wacky family, and what he watches on television to escape from it all.
Big Time (1989) as Director Of Photography
An "American Playhouse" presentation focusing on the fast-paced, unfulfilled lives of three young professionals: Fran, a fashion model who regards modeling as an empty profession and yearns to become a serious actress; Michael, a successful investment banker and the man who supports Fran; and Paul,
Directed By William Wyler (1986) as Cinematographer
During the Golden Age of Hollywood, William Wyler was one of the most commerically successful film directors. Here the filmmaker examines clips from his most famous films and interviews with his most famous stars. Included is an interview that Wyler gave in 1981, three days before he died.

Film Production - Main (special)

America's Endangered Species: Don't Say Good-bye (1998) as Photography
Documentary special follows still photographers Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager on their quest through each of the 50 states to take photographs of America's endangered species, many of which have never been photographed before.
Women of the 21st Century (1989) as Photography
A documentary special in which the world of women's body-building and physical fitness is examined. World-class athlete and former Miss Olympia Rachel McLish is featured in a series of dramatic encounters which confirm the value of physical activity for women. Animation and microphotography are util
On Location: Howie Mandel (1986) as Photography
The comedian-actor from "St. Elsewhere" presents his concert act in an uncensored, hour-long comedy special taped in Chicago. Featured in the program is Mandel's comedy video "Do the Watusi."
Four Americans in China (1985) as Photography
The story of Americans in China, focusing particularly on two young lovers -- one an American teacher named Frances Fremont-Smith, the other her Chinese colleague, Jia Lijun.

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