WorldCat Identities

Vierny, Sacha 1919-2001

Works: 232 works in 678 publications in 7 languages and 8,379 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Short films  Film adaptations  History  Erotic films  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Author, Videographer , 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 )

13 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in French and held by 1,630 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
Belle de jour by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

38 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Severine lleva apenas un año casada con Pierre. Una unión perfecta, pero la mujer decide buscar emociones haciéndose prostituta
Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese architect and a French actress engage in a brief intense affair in Hiroshima in 1959. Both deal with their personal memories of World War II--he by articulating his firsthand experience with nuclear disaster, she by remembering her traumatic affair with a German soldier
L'Année dernière a Marienbad( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in French and held by 628 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 )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 367 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.]
Mon oncle d'Amerique = My uncle from America by Alain Resnais( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le vite intrecciate di tre personaggi mostrano la tesi del sociobiologo Laborit, secondo il quale il comportamento umano dipende dall'educazione ricevuta nei primi tre anni ed è prevedibile, come quello delle cavie di laboratorio. René, operaio che ha fatto carriera, e Jean, funzionario della radio che lascia la moglie, sono i perdenti. Janine che riesce a fuggire da casa e dagli amanti è l'unica che si realizza. (Mereghetti)
The belly of an architect by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 249 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
Hiroshima mon amour by Alain Resnais( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una actriz francesa vive su última noche en Hiroshima acompañada, en su habitación de hotel, por su amante japonés. Lo que podría ser una simple aventura es un momento de gran intensidad emocional y que le hace revivir un amor imposible que sucedió en Nevers (Francia) años atrás. La fugaz relación amorosa se convierte en un proceso introspectivo por el cual la mujer revela sus sentimientos íntimos y hace partícipe a su compañero de su reconstrucción del pasado, hasta ese instante oculto
La guerre est finie by Alain Resnais( Visual )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about a group of anti-Franco exiles living in France
Hiroshima, mon amour by alain resnais ( '59 ) movie( Visual )

45 editions published between 1959 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 182 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
Prospero's books : an adaptation of The Tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 169 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 )

5 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in French and Italian and held by 165 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 )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 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 95 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
L'amour à mort = Love unto death by Alain Resnais( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in French and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two couples. A young couple dealing with the threat of separation through death take married priests into their confidence
Les trois couronnes du matelot by Raúl Ruiz( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in French and held by 87 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
A Zed & two noughts by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving the car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin brother Oswald is researching how carcasses decay at the local zoo. Alba survives the accident although she loses one leg, and her sinister physician eventually removes the other because it looked so sad all alone. Oswald and Oliver become involved with Alba, and uncover dubious trafficking in zoo property. But ultimately, their only goal is to try and understand their mortal condition
Shooting for realism by Allen Daviau( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 83 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 2016 in 3 languages and held by 76 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 )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two directors of photography demonstrate their techniques and share their knowledge and philosophy. Denis Lenoir and Sacha Vierny explore the world of cinematic fantasy and magic. Vierny generously shares one of his special secrets, showing how to create a magical beam of light without the usual need for a smoked filled room. Lenoir takes you through each step of his lighting design and also gives invaluable information about the use of fluoresent lights
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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.25 for Nuit et br ... to 0.76 for Muriel ou ...)

Hiroshima mon amour = Hiroshima, my love Hiroshima, mon amour
Mon oncle d'Amerique = My uncle from AmericaHiroshima, mon amour
Alternative Names
Sacha Vierny 1919-2001 French cinematographer

Sacha Vierny direttore della fotografia francese

Sacha Vierny francouzský kameraman

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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