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Daviau, Allen

Works: 49 works in 293 publications in 9 languages and 8,613 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Fiction  Vampire films  War films  Coming-of-age films  Comedy films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Interviewee, Photographer, Illustrator, Other, Author, Actor, fot, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Allen Daviau
Most widely held works by Allen Daviau
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

46 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About a boy named Elliott and his special bond with E.T., an alien stranded on Earth. At first, Elliott is able to hide E.T., but eventually his family discovers him and the governemnt authorities know that he is somewhere in the neighborhood
Empire of the sun by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on J.G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, this film tells the story of a boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941. Separated from his parents, he is eventually captured, and taken to Soo Chow confinement camp, next to a captured Chinese airfield. Amidst the sickness and food shortages in the camp, Jim attempts to reconstruct his former life, all the while bringing spirit and dignity to those around him
The color purple by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique "La Couleur Pourpre retrace l'histoire de deux soeurs, Celie et Nettie, dans le cadre du Sud profond des Etats-Unis. Elles ont été séparées dès leur adolescence à cause de la brutalité de "Monsieur", un fermier qui a acheté Celie plus qu'il ne l'a épousée. Au fil des années longues et difficiles qui passent, Celie endure les pires vexations et subit l'humeur intolérante de son maître..."
Van Helsing by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van Helsing, el legendario Cazador de Monstruos, es enviado por el Vaticano a la lejana Transilvania, una región aterrorizada por el poderoso Conde Drácula. Uniendo sus fuerzas a las de una valerosa princesa gitana, que está decidida a poner fin a una antigua maldición que pesa sobre su familia derrotando al infante vampiro, Van Helsing prosigue su odisea para librar al mundo del mal
Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring interviews with 29 cinematographers and directors, this film documents the story of cinematography since the conception of cinema at the turn of the 20th century as seen through the lenses of the world's greatest filmmakers and captured in classic scenes from over 125 films, tracing the evolution of motion-picture photography and innovations of cinematography and examining how the filmmaking process was complicated by new cinematic trends and technologies
Avalon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and German and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish immigrant Sam Krichinsky (based on Barry Levinson's grandfather) arrives in idyllic Avalon (a suburb of Baltimore) to join his four brothers who had come to America earlier. Levinson's semi-autobiographical film follows several generations of the Krichinskys-- a tight-knit group who work, raise their families, celebrate holidays-- and bicker together. Sam's son, Jules (Aidan Quinn), and his grandson Michael (Elijah Wood, in his first major role) become the focus of much of the story
The astronaut's wife by Rand Ravich( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and German and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a NASA astronaut's mission loses contact with the crew on earth for two minutes of terror, his wife goes through the longest 120 seconds of her life--unti contact is resumed, he touches ground and they resume their "perfect" life together. But he seems changed now. Or he seems unlike himself. Or he simply isn't himself at all. None of these possibilities is comforting to her
Harry and the Hendersons( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance car accident introduces the Henderson family to the real-life Bigfoot, who is anything but a ferocious monster. He quickly becomes a true friend of the family. They're soon in a race against the clock to return "Harry' to his natural environment before the authorities capture him
The falcon and the snowman by John Schlesinger( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true-life story of Christopher Boyce and Daulton Lee, boyhood friends. In their early twenties, Boyce has just quit the seminary and taken a job at TRW where he soon has access to the company's top-secret defense files, including evidence of the CIA's tampering with elections overseas. Lee is a runaway, paroled heroin addict. The ideological disillusionment of one and the greed and need for excitement of the other lead them to sell secrets to the Russians. As they proceed, the stakes get higher and the risks larger. -- Summary adapted from container
Shooting for realism by Allen Daviau( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 86 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
Frank Capra bonus disc( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of documentary films about the life and work of Frank Capra
Shooting for black & white by Allen Daviau( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two directors of photography demonstrate their techniques and share their knowledge and philosophy. Starting with the same script and set, Allen Daviau recreates the shooting style of the 1920s, including the filtration, vignetting, aspect ratios and shot coverage of the period, while Denis Lenoir uses modern cinematic techniques with a moving camera and shoots with both color and black and white
Fearless by Peter Weir( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of how a near-death experience impacts the lives of three people
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bridges of Madison County: World-traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid is on assignment to photograph the bridges of Madison County, Iowa. He stops for directions at Francesca Johnson's farmhouse, and passion ignites. Defending your life: A man who is killed in a car accident ends up in 'Judgment City', a holding station for souls, where a person must defend themselves in a trial of their life in order to advance into Heaven. The hours: In 1929, Virginia Woolf, under the care of doctors and family, is starting to write her novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway'. In 1951, Laura Brown is planning for her husband's birthday but is preoccupied with reading Woolf's novel. In 2001, Clarrisa Vaughn is planning an award party for her friend, an author dying of AIDS. Taking place over one day, all three stories are interconnected with the novel: one is writing it, one is reading it, and one is living it. Heartburn: Cookbook author Rachel Samstat--out of analysis and seven months pregnant--discovers that her husband is into analysis and an affair, and suffers six weeks of intensive heartburn
Congo by Michael Crichton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expedition to return a gorilla to Africa and find the Lost City of Zinj and its diamond mines encounters a variety of dangers
Bugsy by Barry Levinson( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tra il leggendario gangster Benjamin Bugsy Siegel e Virginia Hill, una divetta scaltra quanto bella, nasce un'attrazione fatta di sesso, rischio e pericolo, che li porterà a lottare per realizzare il loro sogno di costruire una città nel deserto: Las Vegas. Una volta eliminato il boss locale, i suoi progetti si fanno ambiziosi: decide infatti di aprire con Virginia una grandiosa casa da gioco nel deserto del Nevada, il Flamingo
Fearless - Jenseits der Angst( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Flugzeug stürzt ab. Einige Passagiere haben überlebet, aber die Katastrophe hat seltsame Veränderungen bei ihnen bewirkt. [...] Peter Weir ist diesmal ein faszinierender Psycho-Trip gelungen, der die Frage stellt, wie man weiterleben soll, wenn man sich im Geiste bereits vom Leben verabschiedet hat. (Quelle: Umschlagtext)
Shooting for black and white with Allen Daviau and Denis Lenior( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This training video explores the challenge of black and white cinematography. Lenoir creates comparison with the work of Daviau by shooting the same sequence in colour and in black and white
Kodak cinematography masterclass series( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internationally renowned cinematographers share their creative and professional expertise. The programs were filmed during a series of workshops held at the AFTRS
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.10 for Harry and ... to 0.90 for Fearless - ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Empire of the sun
Alternative Names
Allen Daviau Amerikaans director of photography

Allen Daviau directeur de la photographie américain

Allen Daviau direttore della fotografia statunitense

Allen Daviau US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Daviau, John Allen.

Άλεν Νταβιώ

Аллен Давиау

آلن داویا



Empire of the sunVan HelsingFrank Capra bonus disc