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Vierny, Sacha 1919-2001

Works: 202 works in 570 publications in 7 languages and 8,005 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Short films  History  Erotic films  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Author, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Sacha Vierny
Most widely held works by Sacha Vierny
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

25 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short documentary depicting four Nazi concentration camps by contrasting black and white films and images shot in the camps with contemporary color scenes of the same places, linked by commentary suggesting that it could happen again
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( Visual )

47 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un amor entre una actriz francesa y un arquitecto japonés entrecortado por escenas reales del holocausto atómico en Hiroshima. Esta cinta inspirada en la novela de Marguerite Duras muestra la complejidad y el dolor de la guerra
Belle de jour by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

47 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Séverine, una joven casada con un atractivo cirujano, descubre la existencia de la prostitución matutina. Curiosa, Séverine ingresa a la casa de citas de Anaïs y termina acostumbrándose a una doble vida. La aparición de Marcel, un delincuente que se enamora de Séverine, complicará la cómoda situación de la protagonista
L'Année dernière a Marienbad by Alain Resnais( Visual )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in French and English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toute la mémoire du monde: "A poetic piece about the French national library in Paris and the archiving of memory that looks forward to his later films."--Disc menu
The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern fable and political satire on the Thatcher years in Britain set at Le Hollandais, a gourmet restaurant. The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant, all observed by the cook. This nightly display of opulence, decadence and gluttony leads to murder, torture and revenge
Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

16 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely woman is trying to sort her memories and present desires for the resumption of a long past love
Mon oncle d'Amerique = My uncle from America by Alain Resnais( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le vite intrecciate di tre personaggi mostrano le tesi del sociobiologo Laborit, secondo il quale il comportamento umano dipende dall'educazione ricevuta nei primi tre anni ed è prevedibile come quello di cavie da laboratorio. (Mereghetti)
The belly of an architect by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stourley Kracklite, a burly middle-aged American architect, is in Rome to organize a large-scale exhibition of the work of Etienne-Louis Boullee (1728-1799), a visionary French architect. His wife Louisa is along, and a little bored with his cerebral fixations. Surrounded by Roman art and architecture--whose perfect scaling and Classicist surfaces he has always admired--Kracklite is overcome by narcissistic jealousy. Amidst the graceful clean domes, virile statues, and sturdily parallel columns of Roman monuments, Kracklite suspects Louisa of trying to poison him as his prodigious gut begins giving him searing pains. Anxious and paranoid, he's undone by his fear that despite his internal inspirations, an architect is a speck of a thing compared to what he builds--huge, material spectacles that far outlive their progenitors
La guerre est finie by Alain Resnais( Visual )

4 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in French and English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about a group of anti-Franco exiles living in France
Prospero's books : an adaptation of The Tempest by William Shakespeare by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prospero, once the Duke of Milan, now reigns over a faraway island, living there with his only daughter, Miranda. Twelve years earlier Prospero's brother, in league with the King of Naples, had exiled Prospero and his daughter from their home. One evening, Prospero imagines creating a storm powerful enough to bring his old enemies to his island. He begins to write a play about this tempest, speaking aloud the lines of each of his characters. It is the story of Prospero's past, and his revenge."--Title screens. As adapted by Peter Greenaway, the film envisions a magical realm of exquisite beauty, where the innocence of love and dreams of revenge collide to create a tempest. Greenaway structures the film around the 24 books Prospero took into exile, and while remaining faithful to the text, the treatment and delivery of that text could hardly be more different
Muriel, or, The time of return = Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past of an antique shop owner and widow in Boulogne-sur-Mer comes back to haunt her when a former lover reenters her life. Meanwhile, her stepson is tormented by his own ghosts, related to his service in France's recently ended war in Algeria
Drowning by numbers by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three generations of women, all with the same name, rid themselves of their unwanted husbands one by one and each in the same way: they drown them. The local coroner agrees to declare each of the deaths accidental in return for sexual favors. But when things don't go exactly as planned, he devises a final game that could result in the undoing of them all
La vocation suspendue = The suspended vocation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'hypothèse du tableau volé: A bumbling art collector attempts to reconstruct the content of a painting missing from a series of seven painted 100 years earlier by an eccentric artist. To help him in his task, a group of actors pose as the figures in the paintings to create a series of human tableaux. The collector makes far-fetched thematic connections between the tableaux as a way to figure out what the missing artwork might look like while alluding to the scandals, mysteries, and conspiracies surrounding the paintings
Les trois couronnes du matelot by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a dark, foggy night, a student, who had just killed his mentor, meets a sailor who agrees to tell the young man the story of his life for three Danish crowns. The sailor's adventures from continent to continent are extraordinary, because he sails aboard a cursed ship with a ghostly crew. The threads of the story overlap and interweave as the sailor takes the student on a fantastic voyage with exotic characters through strange landscapes."--Page 4 of container insert
L'amour à mort = Love unto death by Alain Resnais( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elisabeth and Simon have been together as a couple for only a few months when Simon dies. To everyone's surprise he revives after a few minutes and appears to be quite healthy again. The couple's relationship appears to become more intense, but Simon is unable to come to terms with his near-death experience, feeling an irresistible desire to withdraw from life. Their friends Judith and Jérôme, a married couple of Protestant pastors, try to rationalise how Simon and Elisabeth must feel, offering guidance and consolation through theological and philosophical discussions, but the couple are beyond the reach of human understanding or explanation, and the pervasive and persuasive music of 'the other, ' of a love beyond death, exerts an irresistible attraction."
Shooting for realism by Allen Daviau( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two professional directors of photography are given the same script and set to film. While filming, they explain their approaches, the problems they encounter, and how they overcome them
Stavisky by Alain Resnais( Visual )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recounting of the climatic days in 1933 in the career of Alexandre Stavisky, the con man turned international financier whose ruin resulted in political scandal and his own mysterious death
Shooting for fantasy by Sacha Vierny( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two directors of photography demonstrate their techniques used in fantasy films and share their knowledge and philosophy. Lenoir demonstrates the use of special effects and explains each step of his lighting design, including the use of fluoresent lights. Vierny shares his experiences and explains how to create a magical beam of light
La femme publique = The public woman by Andrzej Żuławski( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inexperienced young actress is invited to play a role in a film based on Dostoyevsky's "The possessed." The film director, a Czech immigrant in Paris, takes over her life, and in a short time she is unable to draw the line between acting and reality. She winds up playing a real-life role posing as the dead wife of another Czech immigrant, who is manipulated by the filmmaker into committing a political assassination
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Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love
Alternative Names
Sacha Vierny 1919-2001 French cinematographer

Sacha Vierny direttore della fotografia francese

Sacha Vierny Frans director of photography (1919-2001)

Sacha Vierny französischer Kameramann (1919-2001)

Verny, Sachy 1919-2001

Vierny, Sacha

Vierny, Sacha 1919-2001

Vierny, Sascha 1919-2001

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Mon oncle d'Amerique = My uncle from AmericaNuit et brouillard by Alain Resnais : on the making, reception and functions of a major documentary film : including a new interview with Alain Resnais and the original shooting script