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Daviau, Allen

Works: 82 works in 333 publications in 8 languages and 9,638 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Comedy films  War films  Coming-of-age films  Vampire films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Interviewee, Illustrator, Other, Author, Actor, Videographer , 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 )

47 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,715 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 )

32 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 1,225 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 )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 854 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 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 )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and German and held by 640 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 549 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 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Miller was tooling along a Los Angeles boulevard listening to Barbra Streisand sing "Something's Coming" when something came - a bus. One head-on crash later, Daniel wakes up deceased. And finds his troubles are just beginning. Stage and screen favorite Meryl Streep joins writer/director/star Brooks for a witty, highly acclaimed peek at the afterlife. Make that a laughterlife whose comforts include eating all you want and not gaining an ounce. Alas, there's a catch: you're also saddled with Defending Your Life. If you can't make a case for having lived a full and fearless one, you must go back to Earth and try again. But Daniel, whose life was far from fearless, doesn't want to go back. Not after he meets Julia, a remarkable woman who's going places a lot more evolved than L.A
Harry and the Hendersons( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an average American family meets a legendary creature the fur is sure to fly
The falcon and the snowman by John Schlesinger( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and German and held by 102 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 84 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 )

13 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
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
Bugsy by Barry Levinson( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, Meyer Lansky y Charlie "Lucky" Luciano controlan los negocios del hampa en Nueva York, y quieren extenderse hacia el oeste. Bugsy se traslada a Los Angeles y se vincula a la industria del cine. Dejando atrás a su familia, dos grandes pasiones se apoderarán de su vida: la atractiva y temperamental Virginia Hill, y su obsesiva idea de levantar una ciudad de lujo y juego en medio del desierto de Nevada, Las Vegas
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 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
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
Das Reich der Sonne( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Die Evakuierung Shanghais und der japanisch-chinesische Krieg als Hintergrund für die dramatische Fluchtgeschichte eines zwölfjährigen Engländers im Jahr 1941. Der mit immensem Aufwand inszenierte Film imponiert vor allem in den Massenszenen; er ist darüber hinaus hervorragend gespielt von dem jungen Hauptdarsteller, dessen Perspektive er rigoros übernimmt." []
Congo by Michael Crichton( Visual )

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

Portandosi dietro una giovane gorilla di straordinaria intelligenza, una spedizione scientifica parte per un viaggio tra lo Zaire e il Ruanda in cerca di una antica città scomparsa, di un giacimento di diamanti e della verità sulla scomparsa di un'altra, analoga spedizione. (Morandini)
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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

Аллен Давио Американский кинооператор

אלן דוויאו

آلن داویا



Empire of the sunVan HelsingBugsyDefending your lifeFrank Capra bonus disc