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Vierny, Sacha 1919-2001

Works: 167 works in 622 publications in 8 languages and 8,130 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Erotic films  Short films  History  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 )

27 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in 1955 at Auschwitz, combines newsreels and stills to tell the story of the Holocaust and man's inhumanity
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love by Alain Resnais( Visual )

58 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A French actress (Emmanuele Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) engage in a brief, intense affair in postwar Hiroshima, their consuming fascination impelling them to exorcise their own scarred memories of love and suffering. ... Delicately weaves past and present, personal pain and public anguish, in this moody masterwork"--DVD sleeve
Belle de jour by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

48 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Severine is a repressed, bored housewife, afraid of intimacy. Her husband, Pierre is kind, devoted, and understanding. Severine is aroused by the idea of domination and debasement, and gentle Pierre is hardly the type of person who would treat her cruelly in order to receive sexual gratification. Following the example of an acquaintance, she begins a double life as the girl called Belle de Jour, in the brothel run by Madame Anais. Her otherwise placid domestic life is threatened when an obsessed client, unable to possess her completely, begins to stalk her
L'Année dernière a Marienbad by Alain Resnais( Visual )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in French and English and held by 735 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
Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

25 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hélène Anghain vive a Boulogne-sur-Mer con il figliastro Bernard reduce dalla sporca guerra d'Algeria. Lei vuole rivedere Alphonse, suo antico amante, lui è ossessionato dal ricordo di Muriel, morta sotto tortura ad Algeri. (Morandini)
The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 380 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 (Mirren) of a barbaric crime boss (Gambon) engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller (Howard) between meals at her husband's restaurant, all observed by the cook (Bohringer). This nightly display of opulence, decadence and gluttony leads to murder, torture and revenge
Mon oncle d'Amerique = My uncle from America by Alain Resnais( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean, René, Janine: two men and a woman from different generations and different backgrounds, whose paths meet at a crisis point in mid-life. Faced with disappointment and frustration, all three muse about a legendary "uncle in America", a guardian angel who gives them their hearts' desires and them exactly what they want to hear
The belly of an architect by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 234 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 )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 197 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 )

18 editions published between 1191 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 178 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
Drowning by numbers by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 150 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 by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vocation suspendue: A critical examination of the mysteries of the Catholic Church
Les trois couronnes du matelot by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in French and held by 95 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 )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in French and held by 94 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 84 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 )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli ultimi sei mesi di vita di Alexander Stavisky, finanziere ebreo che nella Francia degli anni Trenta costruì un effimero impero fondato sulla frode, mise a soqquadro la vita politica ed economica del paese e morì suicida. (Mereghetti)
Shooting for fantasy by Sacha Vierny( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 68 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
The pillow book by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fille d'un calligraphe célèbre, qui autrefois lui avait souhaité son anniversaire en lui calligraphiant ses voeux sur le visage, reprend le flambeau et écrit des poèmes sur le corps de son amant, Jérôme. Devenu jaloux, Jérôme met en scène un faux suicide qui aboutit à sa mort. La jeune femme pleure la mort de son amant et écrit un poème érotique sur son corps avant de l'enterrer. L'éditeur exhume le corps de Jérôme et fait de sa peau un précieux livre de chevet
La femme publique = The public woman by Andrzej Żuławski( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aspiring young actress accepts a leading role in a film version of Dostoyevsky's "The Possessed". Dissatisfied by her performance, the eccentric filmmaker begins a rigorous course of indoctrination, sexual domination, and acting lessons, leaving the mentally exhausted girl unable to distinguish between the real world and that of the film
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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