WorldCat Identities

Vierny, Sacha 1919-2001

Works: 128 works in 576 publications in 8 languages and 7,428 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Short films  Erotic films  History  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Experimental films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Author, Contributor, Other, 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 )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,620 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 )

52 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,368 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 )

54 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,247 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 )

39 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 753 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 )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A coarse gangster holds court in a fashionable restaurant while his wife conducts a passionate affair in the kitchens with a fellow diner. [c.f. Halliwell's, 1997 ed.]
Muriel, ou, Le temps d'un retour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 355 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)
Mon oncle d'Amerique My uncle from America by Gérard Depardieu( Visual )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 296 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 )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 252 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 )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Spanish revolutionary maintains his ideals even though he is warned he will be sold out. Aging, tired leftist Montand travels from Spain to Paris, reports to his political associates, and visits mistress Thulin
L'hypothèse du tableau volé( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in French and English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vocation suspendue: A critical examination of the mysteries of the Catholic Church
Drowning by numbers by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 92 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
Shooting for realism by Allen Daviau( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 87 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 )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 72 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 71 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 fluorescent lights. Vierny shares his experiences and explains how to create a magical beam of light
The pillow book by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 48 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
A Zed & two noughts by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading players: Andrea Ferreol, Eric Deacon, Brian Deacon, Frances Barber, Joss Ackland
The baby of Mâcon by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A visually rich a provocative tale set in the 17th century where a 'miracle play' is performed before an audience. Reality and illusion combine to create a powerful account of the forces of greed, lust and revenge."
La femme publique = The public woman by Andrzej Żuławski( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 32 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
Prospero's books by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

20 editions published between 1191 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospero, once the Duke of Milan, now reigns over a faraway island, living there with his daughter Miranda. Twelve years earlier Propero's brother, in league with the King of Naples, 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 character. It is the story of Prospero's past, and his revenge
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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

Саша Верни


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