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Semler, Dean 1943-

Works: 273 works in 821 publications in 10 languages and 31,871 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Science fiction films  History  Western films  Film remakes  Fantasy films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Director, Illustrator, Performer, Film editor, Other, Scenarist, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Dean Semler
    Most widely held works by Dean Semler
    Maleficent by Robert Stromberg( Visual )

    10 editions published in 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Eventyrfilm om den uskyldsrene Maleficent, der forrådes af sin elskede og derfor kaster en forbandelse på hans uskyldige datter Aurora
    We Were Soldiers by Randall Wallace( Visual )

    36 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Lt. Col. Hal Moore is the commander of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry. As part of the Pleiku Campaign of late 1965, Moore is assigned to action at Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley, an area known to be overrun by North Vietnamese troops and nicknamed "The Valley of Death." Moore soon finds himself and his men contained to an area about the size of a football field, surrounded by more than 2,000 enemy troops and engaged in the first major battle of the war. Heroism becomes the order of the day as the men refuse to yield, in spite of heavy losses of life
    Bruce Almighty by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

    12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Bruce Nolan is a discontented TV reporter who believes the entire universe is stacked against him. After a bad day, Bruce flies into a rage and blames God for making his life so miserable. God responds by endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers and challenges him to take on "The Big Job" to see if he can do it any better
    2012 by Roland Emmerich( Visual )

    17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build 'arks' to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world
    Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo( Visual )

    12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Colton afirma haber visitado el cielo durante una experiencia cercana a la muerte, compartiendo los detalles de su increíble viaje con inocencia y hablando tranquilamente sobre cosas ocurridas antes de su nacimiento... cosas que no puede saber. Su padre, deberá encontrar el valor y la fuerza para contarle al mundo la extraordinaria experiencia de su hijo
    Apocalypto by Mel Gibson( Visual )

    24 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Directed by Mel Gibson, Apocalypto is a heart-stopping mythic action adventure set against the turbulent end times of the once great Mayan civilisation. When his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, a man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family, he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life
    XXX by Lee Tamahori( Visual )

    23 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Xander is a notorious underground thrill-seeker who, until now, has been deemed untouchable by the law. But when he goes over the line with his latest stunt, he's faced with two options - either infiltrate a ruthless Russian crime ring for the government, or go to jail. Xander turns spy and now this new breed of secret agent is out to take down the enemies of justice with his own style of no-holds-barred action
    Appaloosa by Ed Harris( Visual )

    10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    1880s, the American West. Randall Bragg is a rich landowner who is wanted for murdering the town marshal. Lawman Virgil Cole and his deputy Everett Hitch are two friends who are hired to defend a lawless town from the murderous rancher. Their efforts become complicated and their friendship is tested when a young widow arrives in town
    The Alamo by John Wayne( Visual )

    8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers - including William Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie - retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death. U.S. General Sam Houston leads the charge from the outside. The Texans held the fort for 13 days under siege by General Santa Anna
    The longest yard by Robert Aldrich( Visual )

    12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    A former pro football quarterback suddenly lands in a maximum security prison. Using fellow inmates, he must put together a motley group of cons to play a no-holds-barred grudge game against the sadistic guards
    Mad Max by George Miller( Visual )

    24 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Mad Max beyond Thunderdome: Once again, Mad Max stands alone against the barbarians of a post-nuclear age. This time, Max defends the future--a group of abandoned children--and enters the gladiatorial maces-and-chainsaws combat inside Thunderdome arena
    Date night by Shawn Levy( Visual )

    6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    An ordinary couple is in the right place, on the wrong night. Phil and Claire Foster are a sensible, suburban husband and wife slogging through their daily lives and marriage. But a case of mistaken identity sets off an outrageous chain of events involving small-time thieves, big-city mobsters, corrupt cops and a crazed cabbie, as the Fosters' 'date night' turns into a wild ride they'll never forget!
    Stealth by W. D Richter( Visual )

    12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    In the near future, the Navy develops a stealth fighter plane. On board piloting the jet is an artificial intelligence computer. The jet is placed on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific to learn combat manuevers from the human pilots aboard. But when the computer develops a mind of its own, it's the humans who are charged with stopping it before it incites a war
    Dances with wolves by Kevin Costner( Visual )

    26 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Esta historia transcurre en 1860, época de grandes cambios históricos en los EE. UU. cuando los colonos comenzaron a emigrar hacia el Oeste, a los territorios de los indios. Empujado por el deseo de conocer la última frontera antes de que ésta desaparezca, John J. Dunbar, soldado en las filas de la Unión, entra en contacto con los sioux. Entre ellos se encuentra "En pie con el puño en alto", una mujer blanca adoptada por la tribu cuando era niña
    Dragonfly by David Seltzer( Visual )

    17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Joe, is a physician mourning the death of his wife Emily who died in South America, where she was providing medical outreach. Wracked by grief, Joe feels obligated to check in on his wife's pediatric patients, fulfilling a promise he made before she left. Visiting the ward, Joe starts to believe that Emily is using the near-death experiences of her terminal patients to communicate with him, through images the children report seeing in their dreams, and the symbols they are compelled to draw
    HeartBreakers by Bob Dylan( Visual )

    10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    A mother-daughter con team attempts to take advantage of a tobacco tycoon
    Last action hero by John McTiernan( Visual )

    14 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend Nick, the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must stop him
    Grudge match( Visual )

    4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Henry 'Razor' Sharp and Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen are old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match. On their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral. The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event. Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again
    Young guns II by Geoff Murphy( Visual )

    7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Danish and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Billy the Kid and his gang have escaped the hangman, and are on the run to the Mexican border and safety, but must elude pursuing sheriff Pat Garrett, Billy's one-time friend
    Nutty professor II : the Klumps by Steve Oedekerk( Visual )

    4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Professor Klump finds romance with a lovely fellow geneticist. When his alter ego Buddy Love breaks out and threatens trouble, its up to the rest of the hefty Klump family to save the day
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    Alternative Names
    Dean Semler australischer Kameramann

    Dean Semler director de cine australiano

    Dean Semler director of photography uit Australië

    Dean Semler direttore della fotografia e regista australiano

    Dean Semler réalisateur australien

    Sempler, Dean.

    Sempler, Dean 1943-

    Ντιν Σέμλερ Αυστραλός σκηνοθέτης

    Дин Семлер

    Дін Семлер

    Դին Սեմլեր

    דין סמלר במאי קולנוע אוסטרלי

    دین سملر




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