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Semler, Dean 1943-

Works: 336 works in 822 publications in 9 languages and 31,665 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Historical films  Western films  Science fiction films  History  Film remakes  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Director, Illustrator, Performer, Film editor, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dean Semler
Maleficent by Robert Stromberg( Visual )

11 editions published in 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,393 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 )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,386 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 2,235 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 )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,987 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 )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,888 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 )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,798 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 )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,631 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 1,564 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 1,509 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 Peter Segal( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhong pai 1974 nian de gan lan qiu xi ju pian "The Longest Yard " , gu shi yi yi wei xi huan ying jie ge zhong jian nan tiao zhan de qian gan lan qiu ming xing hou wei wei zhu zhou , xu shu ya dang shan de le suo shi yan de qian mei shi zu qiu hou wei bao luo ke lu wei yin wei jiu zui jia che er ru yu , que yi wai zhao dao shi ye de di er chun , zai jian yu li dang qi gan lan qiu jiao lian , ba jian yu li de ge se meng nan zu dui , dui kang chang jiu yi lai xin hen shou la nue dai ta men de can ku yu zu , shuang fang si sha de jing cai cheng du ke shi yuan sheng chao ji bei bi sai
Mad Max by George Miller( Visual )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wasteland of the future is depicted as conventional society breaks down leaving gangs on the road who carry on a feudal type warfare over precious oil reserves. Enter Mad Max, the warrior (Gibson), who fights between what is left of the establishment and chaotic brigand bands. An extremely violent film and a cult classic. A sequel to Director Miller's earlier film "Mad Max."
Date night by Shawn Levy( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,354 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 1,283 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 )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opowieść z czasów wojny secesyjnej, opowiadająca o losach weterana porucznika Dunbara, wysłanego do opuszczonego fortu na granicy kraju. Porucznik jest zadowolony mimo brakującego mu towarzystwa. W czasie pobytu doprowadza do stanu używalności swoją tymczasową siedzibę. Pewnego dnia na jego drodze pojawia się indiańskie plemię Siuksów. Bohater nawiązuje pomimo niechęci przybyszy przyjazny kontakt. Znajomość z Siuksami zamienia się w prawdziwą przyjaźń. Zakochuje się w białej kobiecie wychowanej przez Indian. Stając się Tańczącym z Wilkami traci całkowicie kontakt ze światem białych ludzi
Dragonfly( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,029 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( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 794 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

A young boy's movie hero comes to life in this film
Grudge match( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 645 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 )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 525 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 453 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
We Were Soldiers
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

Sempler, Dean.

Sempler, Dean 1943-

Ντιν Σέμλερ Αυστραλός σκηνοθέτης

Дин Семлер

Дін Семлер

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דין סמלר

دین سملر




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