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Daviau, Allen

Overview
Works: 85 works in 336 publications in 8 languages and 9,644 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Historical films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  War films  Coming-of-age films  Vampire films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Interviewee, Illustrator, Other, Author, Videographer , Performer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ten-year-old boy befriends a creature from another planet that has been stranded on earth
Empire of the sun by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on J.G. Ballard's autobiographical novel, 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 )

37 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1900s, tells the story of Celie, a poor black Southern woman, whose friendship with two women helps her overcome the brutality of her father and husband
Van Helsing by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary 19th-century monster hunter Van Helsing is sent to mysterious Transylvania to battle the evil Dracula is trying to release with the unwilling help of Frankestein's monster and a wolf-man
Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 651 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 )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and German and held by 642 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 548 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
Bugsy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If he hadn't been a gangster, he might have been honored on a postage stamp, as the Father of Las Vegas. When Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel ventured west with some of the Eastern mob's investment funds in the early 1940s, he fell in love with the movies, and a feisty moll named Virginia Hill. Siegel had a vision, which gave rise to an historic plan to transform Las Vegas from a sleepy, sand-choked backwater into an international entertainment Mecca. Nobody shared his vision, but he knew that if he built it, they would come. He built it with other people's money, dangerous people like Meyer Lansky, Moe Green, and Charlie Luciano. While creating this seductive vision, he became so obsessed with it that he was rubbed out before he could see the modern city that sprang from his dream. In their posh Vegas boardrooms, though, the mobsters made out like bandits
Defending your life( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Harry and the Hendersons( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an average American family meets "Harry," a legendary Bigfoot creature, their life is turned upside down until they are able to return him back to his natural environment
E.T : the extra-terrestrial( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relive the adventure and magic in one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, from Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg. Captivating audiences of all ages, this timeless story follows the unforgettable journey of a lost alien and the ten-year-old boy he befriends. Optional French closed-captions available
The falcon and the snowman by John Schlesinger( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and German and held by 100 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 )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 85 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 73 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 )

14 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
Van Helsing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary 19th-century monster hunter Van Helsing is sent to mysterious Transylvania to battle the evil Dracula is trying to release with the unwilling help of Frankestein's monster and a wolf-man
Kodak cinematography masterclass series( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 26 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
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Bugsy by Barry Levinson( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 22 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
E.T. : the extra-terrestrial in his adventure on earth = E.T. l'extraterrestre by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un petit extra-terrestre perdu à plus de 3 millions d'années lumière de sa planète. Un petit garçon de 10 ans qui fera tout pour le ramener chez lui. Deux vies bouleversées par une aventure hors du temps et une amitié qui ne connaît pas les frontières de la Terre. Lauréat de 4 Oscars et de 2 Golden Globes dont celui du meilleur film, E.T. est drôle, émouvant et inoubliable
 
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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

Аллен Давио Американский кинооператор

אלן דוויאו

آلن داویا

アレン・ダヴィオー

艾伦·达维奥

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Empire of the sunVan HelsingBugsyDefending your lifeFrank Capra bonus disc