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Ballhaus, Michael 1935-

Works: 357 works in 883 publications in 9 languages and 21,685 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Interviews  Humor  Fiction  Biography  Love stories  Historical films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Speaker, Contributor, Performer, Other, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Michael Ballhaus
Most widely held works by Michael Ballhaus
Gangs of New York by Martin Scorsese( Visual )
45 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After a bloody clash Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father
Something's gotta give by Nancy Meyers( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A middle-aged womanizer falls in love with the mother of his latest youthful conquest, greatly complicating the lives of all involved
The legend of Bagger Vance by Robert Redford( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The protagonist of this metaphysical fable is Rannulph Junah, Southern aristocrat and World War I hero. In a tournament in Savannah, he defeats two golf pros by following the teachings of his guru, Bagger Vance, a black mystic serving as his caddie
Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dark drama of a failed man, Willy Loman, whose life did not measure up to his expectations. Movie made for television
The age of innocence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In New York City in the 1870s, a rigid social code governs how people talk, walk, meet, part, dine, earn their livings, fall in love, and marry. Not a word of the code is written down anywhere, but these people have been studying it since they were born. In this elegant milieu, marriages, like treaties between nations, exist to provide for the orderly transmission of wealth; scions of old and rich families understand that their personal desires have no place in the design. One such is Newland Archer, engaged to marry pretty young May Welland. When he becomes entranced with May's cousin Ellen, the notorious Countess Olenska, every member of that class mobilizes to prevent Archer from doing anything that threatens their needs
Uptown girls ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Molly is the daughter of a deceased rock legend who is, for the first time in her life, forced to work after her manager steals all her inheritance. With help of her friend, Molly becomes the nanny of Ray, the precocious daughter of a busy music executive. She learns as much about being an adult from Ray, as she teachs Ray about being a child
Goodfellas by Warner Bros. Pictures España( Visual )
26 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Hill is a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is "adopted" by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and raised to be a faithful member of their "family". Based on Nicholas Pileggi's best-selling book Wiseguy, the most intimate account ever printed of life inside what people call the Mafia. In Mafia vernacular, insiders are known as either "wiseguys" or "goodfellas". -- Container label
Broadcast news by James L Brooks( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A caustic inside look at the Washington news media, stars Holly Hunter in her breakout role, as a feisty television producer torn between an ambitious yet dim anchorman and her closest confidant, a cynical veteran reporter. James L. Brooks' witty, gently prophetic entertainment is a captivating transmission from an era in which ideas on love and media were rapidly changing
Bram Stoker's Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15th-century warrior Vlad goes off the fight the Turks. Upon his return, he finds that his wife Elisabeta, hearing he was dead, has killed herself. Maddened by this injustice, Vlad curses God, and becomes the immortal blood-eating fiend known as Count Dracula--for centuries. When English attorney Jonathan Harker journeys to Dracula's castle, the Count sees a photograph of his fiancée, Mina Murray. Dracula's patience has been rewarded--Elisabeta lives again! The Count goes to dastardly lengths to possess Mina, while her best friend Lucy, Lucy's three suitors, and Prof. Abraham Van Helsing all become entangled by Dracula's quest. The modern age is dawning, even in Transylvania. Will the Count triumph, or be relegated to the past?
Primary colors by Mike Nichols( Visual )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Stanton, un idealista gobernador de un estado sureño y su esposa Susan, lucharán por llegar a la cima del poder, llevando a cabo una dura campaña electoral repleta de escándalos sexuales
Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of cinematography as seen through the lenses of the world's greatest filmmakers and captured in classic scenes from over 125 immortal movies. Traces the evolution and innovations of cinematography beginning in an era when the movie camera was a marvelous invention, and examines how to filmmaking process was complicated by new cinematic trends and technologies
Outbreak by Wolfgang Petersen( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"...Dustin Hoffman plays Sam Daniels, a take-charge army virologist trying to stave off global biological meltdown. A rare killer virus from the jungles of Zaire has taken hold in a California community. Its mortality rate is 100%. And some say the only way to stop its spread is to firebomb the town and everyone in it." -- Back of container
The BRD trilogy Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, Lola ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1978 Rainer Werner Fassbinder embarked upon a project to trace the history of postwar Germany in a series of films told through the eyes of 3 remarkable women. The 3 films would garner him the international acclaim for which he had always yearned and place his name foremost in the canon of New German Cinema
Die Ehe der Maria Braun The Marriage of Maria Braun by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )
19 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black comedy about the vicissitudes of a German war bride who builds an industrial empire after the end of World War II
The mambo kings by Oscar Hijuelos( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musician brothers, Cesar and Nestor, leave Cuba for America in the 1950s, with the hopes of making it to the top of the Latin music scene. Cesar is the older brother who serves as the business manager and is a consumate ladies' man. Nestor is the brooding songwriter, who cannot forget the woman in Cuba who broke his heart. This is an unrated version of the film, with one restored scene
Dirty rotten scoundrels by Frank Oz( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two con men on the Riviera compete to see who can extract $50,000 from a woman first. The victim is a naive American heiress, and as the competition between the two men, one a sauve and sophisticated Englishman and the other a bumbling but appealing American, heats up, the American heiress holds her ground
Welt am Draht World on a wire ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The noir-spiked tale of a reluctant action hero, a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy substituting simulations for reality
The color of money by Martin Scorsese( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An aging pool shark who believes "money won is twice as sweet as money earned", forms a profitable yet volatile partnership with a young pool hustler
Mutter Küsters fahrt zum Himmel Mother Küsters goes to heaven ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in German and English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A factory worker goes berserk one day killing the boss' son and then throwing himself into the machinery. Trying to clear her husband's name, the murderer's widow journeys through ludicrous arenas of yellow journalism and left-wing politics
Deutschland im Herbst Germany in autumn by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )
14 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Eleven leading filmmakers collaborated on this protest against Fascist tendencies in West Germany by reflecting on the tragic events of autumn 1977, when public official Hanns Martin Schleyer was kidnapped and murdered by the Baader-Meinhof group, whose members mysteriously died in prison. The contents of this quasi-documentary, omnibus film range from an elegiac sequence of the burial of the prisoners to newsreel clips of Rommel's cortege and a fictitious argument among TV executives about a controversial production of Antigone. In the amazing Fassbinder sequence, he interviews his mother, who had endorsed the dictatorship, then physically abuses his boyfriend. Political history and film history intersect in this dynamic film that deftly combines art and politics."--Distributor website
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Alexander, Michael 1935-
English (114)
German (85)
Spanish (10)
Italian (9)
Chinese (1)
Turkish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Catalan (1)
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