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Pfister, Wally

Overview
Works: 70 works in 395 publications in 8 languages and 25,333 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Crime films  Superhero films  Science fiction films  Detective and mystery films  Sports films  Biographical films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Director, Photographer, Restager , Author, Other, Illustrator, fmd
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Wally Pfister
Batman Begins by Christian Bale( Visual )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes. This trauma led him to become obsessed with revenge. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with a ninja cult leader, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City. The City is now overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armoured suit leads him to take on a new persona. He becomes Batman and strikes fear into the hearts of men who do wrong. With the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various criminal schemes that have been set in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right
The Dark Knight by Christian Bale( Visual )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The follow-up to 'Batman Begins' ... With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batham sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective. But soon the three find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind knows as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante ..."--Container notes
Inception by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

33 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible--inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming
Memento by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

45 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A unique and intriguing thriller that begins with the ultimate act of revenge and back tracks through time to reveal the shocking and provocative reasons behind it." Unable to recall any event, the places he has visited or anyone he has met, Leonard Shelby is determined to find out why his wife was raped and murdered
Moneyball by Bennett Miller( Visual )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Beane træner det ret så fallerede og økonomisk pressede baseball-hold Oakland A's og revolutionerer sporten ved at sammensætte spillere og strategier ud fra statistiske og matematiske principper. Alle gør nar af hans ideer, men den der ler sidst, ler bedst. Baseret på virkelige begivenheder
The Italian job by Peter Collinson( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie, the mastermind of a Venice heist, is overseen by John, a lifelong criminal. But the thieves are ruthlessly double-crossed by one of their own, Steve. In order to get their stolen gold bars back, Charlie enlists John's reluctant safecracking-prodigy daughter, Stella. But Steve proves himself to be one step ahead of them, and Charlie finds that he'll have to make some daring last-minute changes to their plan by creating the largest traffic jam in Los Angeles' history
The Prestige by Christopher Priest( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packender Historienthriller über zwei lebenslang verfeindete Zauberer, deren Rivalität mörderische Konsequenzen hat
Insomnia by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of L.A. detectives investigate the death of a teenage girl. Things take a turn for the worse when one of the cops, already under the scrutiny of Internal Affairs, accidentally kills his partner and then covers it up
Transcendence by Wally Pfister( Visual )

49 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of artificial intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him
The dark knight rises by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

17 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight years after Batman vanished following the Joker's reign of terror and the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, Bruce Wayne is forced out of his self-imposed exile by the arrival of the violent madman Bane. The ensuing battle will decide the fate not only of Gotham City, but also of Bruce himself - and of Batman
Laurel Canyon by Lisa Cholodenko( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane, a legendary record producer whose shelves are lined with phtogaphs of her with famous rock legends of the 1970's is now in her early 40's and still going strong. She is currently recording a hot, young British band, whose lead singer Ian, is also sharing her bed. Her son is a medical student who has moved back to LA. for a summer job at a hospital. With his gorgeous and perhaps naive fiancee in tow, he has arranged to live at the Laurel Canyon home, whilst Jane is to move to her Malibu retreat. Laurel Canyon is a psychological patchwork directed by Lisa Cholodenko which attempts to tell the story of what goes on behind some of those Hollywood hills and walls, and how the characters come together and fall apart, individually and together
The Dark Knight trilogy by Christian Bale( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark Knight rises: Despite his tarnished reputation after taking the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman intervenes to assist Gotham in its struggle against the villain Bane
Scotland, Pa.( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast food and ambition make up a daily special of murder and mystery 70's style
The devil's advocate ; Insomnia( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devil's Advocate: Hotshot attorney Kevin Lomax's 64-0 case record has brought him a tempting offer from an elite New York firm with questionable business practices. As he sets his morals aside in pursuit of the American dream, Lomax soon discovers the diabolic nature of the firm's president. Insomnia: Disgraced Swedish detective Jonas Engstrom travels to Northern Norway to solve a brutal murder. Unable to sleep through the night of the midnight sun, Engstrom quickly loses his grip on the case and his mind
The Hi-Line( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam convinces a naive young woman that she is to be given a job by a major Chicago discount store. However, her parents see through the ruse and the man confesses that he has a letter from a man who recently died in prison. The letter indicates that the young woman was fathered by him and a woman named Estelle and was placed in this couple's care, which they are forced to admit. Together they go in search for her real mother, who it turns out is a Blackfoot woman living in the "Hi-Line", a desolate area in Montana
The Power game( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the national traumas of the Vietnam War and Watergate young, reform-minded members of Congress were elected to office in 1974 with a mandate to change the way the government worked. This program documents the power and the political style of these "new breed" legislators, including their use of video politics, computerized mass mailings, political action committee (PAC) funds, 30-second political advertising and a three-day workweek in Washington. It also considers the role of congressional staffs and professional lobbyists in influencing decisions made by elected officials
Batman : le commencement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne travels the world after his parent's murder, seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. Wayne returns to Gotham City and with the help of his trusted butler Alfred, detective Jim Gordon and his ally Lucius Fox, unleashes his alter ego, Batman
Un boulot à l'italienne( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie, the mastermind of a Venice heist, is overseen by John, a lifelong criminal. But the thieves are ruthlessly double-crossed by one of their own, Steve. In order to get their stolen gold bars back, Charlie enlists John's reluctant safecracking-prodigy daughter, Stella. But Steve proves himself to be one step ahead of them, and Charlie finds that he'll have to make some daring last-minute changes to their plan by creating the largest traffic jam in Los Angeles' history
Le chevalier noir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective. But soon the three find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind, known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante
The Italian job : double feature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresh from prison, Charlie begins to work on a heist that will either set him up for life - or send him up forever. Charlie and his unruly lot of thieves take on the mob, the police and the gridlocked traffic of Turin to rob a heavily armed shipment of gold bullion (1969 motion picture)
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Dark Knight
Alternative Names
Gualterius Pfister

Pfister, Walter.

Pfister, Walter 1961-

Wally Pfister Amerikaans filmregisseur

Wally Pfister directeur de la photographie américain

Wally Pfister direttore della fotografia statunitense

Wally Pfister US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Γούλι Πφίστερ

Воллі Пфістер

Пфистер, Уолли

Уолли Пфистер

والي فيستر

والی فیستر

வாலி பிஸ்டர்

უოლი პფისტერი

ウォーリー・フィスター

禾利·費斯達

禾利費斯達

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