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Cardiff, Jack

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Most widely held works about Jack Cardiff
Most widely held works by Jack Cardiff
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

32 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's clergyman was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and an endlessly branching stream which always seems to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship
War and peace by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and Peace is a commendable attempt to boil down Tolstoy's long, difficult novel into 208 minutes' screen time. In recreating the the social and personal upheavals attending Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia, $6 million was shelled out by coproducers Carlo Ponti, Dino de Laurentiis and Paramount Pictures. Some of the panoramic battle sequences are so expertly handled by second-unit director Mario Soldati that they appear to be Technicolor-and-Vistavision newsreel footage of the actual events. Still, the film falters dramatically, principally because of a lumpy script and King Vidor's surprisingly lustreless direction. In addition, the casting is wildly consistent: for example, while Audrey Hepburn is flawless as Natasha, Henry Fonda is far too "Yankeefied" as the introspective Pierre. Proving too long and unwieldy for most audiences, War and Peace died at the box office; far more successful was the epic, scrupulously faithful 1968 version, filmed in the Soviet Union
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intricately weaving backstage life with the thrill of performance, this film centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer
Black narcissus by Michael Powell( Visual )

21 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The awesome grandeur of the majestic Himalayas is the setting for this haunting emotional stunner about the isolation, madness, spiritual failures and sexual frustrations that overwhelm five missionary nuns in a mountaintop convent
Cameraman : the life & work of Jack Cardiff( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A star-studded documentary about one of the greatest Oscar-winning cinematographers, who captured the beauty of such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Sophia Loren in such memorable classics as The African queen, The red shoes, Barefoot contessa, and Black Narcissus. With a career spanning more than 80 years, the passionate documentary reveals the craft of one of cinema's most indelible image-makers, Jack Cardiff. Includes bonus features
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman by Albert Lewin( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pandora Reynolds (Gardner) is a nightclub singer on vacation in Spain, with whom all men fall hopelessly in love. But Pandora, never having known true love, is indifferent to her suitors' affections. Until, one evening, she swims out to a mysterious yacht and meets its captain--a Dutchman named Hendrick van der Zee (Mason)
The adventures of Errol Flynn( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines Flynn's life from his beginnings in Australia to his fame in Hollywood and his life behind the silver screen
Agatha Christie's Poirot by Agatha Christie( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Hercule Poirot takes a pleasure cruise down the Nile, a murder is committed on board. Poirot must solve the murder before the ship reaches its destination
Under Capricorn by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and German and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the colony of NSW in the 1830s, this is a woman-centred melodrama involving two overlapping triangles (husband/wife/outsider, husband/wife/sinister housekeeper) set against colonial class divisions. The film is light on suspense but complex in emotional interplay involving the long take (which precludes strict point of view) in shifting emotional identification intertwined with the guilt of the main characters. Robin Wood has also identified complex intertextual relationships: links with an early Hitchcock, The Manxman (a class-based triangle), Rebecca (the sinister housekeeper), Vertigo (the role of 'confession' and the reconstruction of the woman's image by the hero), and the stylised psychoanalytical romances Spellbound and Marnie. Along with Notorious and Gaslight it is central to Ingrid Bergman's canon: the tension in her persona between the active 'natural' woman and the vulnerable mentally and/or physically debilitated victim
Ghost story by John Irvin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a gloomy New England setting, four elderly men who gather once a week to thrill each other with tales of terror find one of their scariest stories coming to life. A woman they mistakenly left for dead fifty years earlier returns to life to get revenge
Legend of the lost by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert guide Joe January is hired to find a missing father and a legendary lost treasure in the North African desert
The girl on a motorcycle by John Escott( Visual )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wildly sexy time capsule from the swinging sixties, The girl on a motorcycle (1968) stars Alain Delon (Le samoura) and Marianne Faithfull, two actors at the height of their impressive cool, as lovers with a taste for the open road. Faithfull stars as Rebecca, a bored housewife who bolts from her home in the French countryside to visit her lover, Daniel (Delon), in Germany. Wearing nothing but a form-fitting black leather suit (the film was re-released in the U.S. as Naked under leather), the lusty Rebecca races across the country, and in flashback remembers the start of their affair. She recalls the initial, furtive glances in her father's bookstore, her elaborate sexual fantasies and their long-awaited consummation. Most important of all is the motorcycle itself, a gift from Daniel that seems to give her more pleasure than any man could deliver. Directed by legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff (The red shoes) in pulsating psychedelic hues, The girl on a motorcycle has emerged from obscurity to become more than a cult favorite; it is a touchstone film of 1960s Euro youth culture
Conan, the complete quest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conan the destroyer: Conan is asked by the evil Queen Taramis to accompany a beautiful young princess to find a magic treasure. If he returns with the treasure and the virgin, the Queen promises to bring Conan's beloved Valeria back from the dead. But little does he know that she plans to kill both him and the princess, or that the return of the treasure will mean the extinction of mankind
The long ships( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Viking adventurer and a Moor both battle to find "The Mother of All Voices," a legendary golden bell as tall as three men
The black rose by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Saxon youth is run out of England during the Crusades, and goes with his loyal retainer to adventures in China where they become intrigued in the court of Kubla Khan
George Bernard Shaw on film : Major Barbara, Caesar and Cleopatra, Androcles and the Lion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hugely influential, Nobel Prize winning critic and playwright George Bernard Shaw was notoriously reluctant to allow his writing to be adapted for the cinema. Yet thanks to the persistence of Hungarian producer Gabriel Pascal, Shaw finally agreed to collaborate on a series of screen versions of his witty, socially minded plays
Dark of the sun by Jack Cardiff( Visual )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mercenary unit rolling on a steam train across the Congo, headed for the dual tasks of rescuing civilians imperiled by rebels and recovering a cache of diamonds
Sons and lovers by Jack Cardiff( Visual )

23 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man's life is adversely affected by the emotional manipulation of his domineering mother in this lush adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's classic novel
Conversations with Jack Cardiff : art, light and direction in cinema by Justin Bowyer( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Cardiff was responsible for some of the most visually stunning fims in cinematic history. Tile Red Shoes, A Matter of Life of Death, Black Narcissus, Rope, The African Queen, Sons and Lovers, Girl on a Motorcycle and the blockbuster Conan the Destroyer are just a handfulof films that bear his creative hallmark. His work has been hugely influential, inspiring countl ess filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese and Mike Figgi s, who writes the foreword. This book i s an insight into the visual art and craft of cinema by one of its greatest exponents. Entertainingly and accessibly presented i
Magic hour by Jack Cardiff( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Magic Hour' is the special light that occurs just at twilight, and a very special light is what cameraman Jack Cardiff brought to films such The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus and The African Queen. In Magic Hour Jack Cardiff details the adventures of his life: on tour on the music-hall circuit with his parents; acting in silent films; being chosen by Technicolor as the first British cameraman to be trained in colour photography; filming with British convoys in the Atlantic during World War II; his big break when Michael Powell asked him to photograph A Matter of Life and Death; his rambunctious exploits with Errol Flynn; and his triumph at the Cannes Film Festival as the director of Sons and Lovers
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Alternative Names
Cardiff, John 1914-2009

Cardiff, John James 1914-2009

Cek Kardif

Gran, John G. J. 1914-2009

Jack Cardiff britischer Kameramann und Filmregisseur

Jack Cardiff Brits filmregisseur

Jack Cardiff brytyjski operator filmowy, reżyser

Jack Cardiff pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Jack Cardiff regista e direttore della fotografia inglese

Τζακ Κάρντιφ

Джек Кардифф Английский кинооператор и кинорежиссёр

Кардифф, Джек

ג'ק קארדיף

جک کاردیف

카디프, 잭 1914-2009

カーディフ, ジャック



English (168)

German (12)

Spanish (11)

Chinese (1)

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