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Ballhaus, Michael 1935-

Overview
Works: 427 works in 1,148 publications in 9 languages and 30,440 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Comedy films  History  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films  Crime films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Contributor, Other, Speaker, Performer, Interviewee, Videographer , 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 )

52 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,661 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 an 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
GoodFellas by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

37 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the rise and fall of Henry Hill, a Brooklyn kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" from his neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero. In his teens, Hill distinguishes himself as a "stand-up guy" by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices. From that moment on, he is a part of the family. Along with his partner Tommy, he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters
The Departed by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In South Boston, the state police force are waging a war on Irish-American organized crime. Undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate, which is run by gangland chief Frank Costello. Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence. Colin Sullivan is a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate. Colin is rising to a position of power within the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly thrust into danger. Afraid of being caught and exposed to the enemy, they each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself
The legend of Bagger Vance by Matt Damon( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,726 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 by Arthur Miller( Visual )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,492 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 )

15 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,477 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
What about Bob? by Frank Oz( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Wiley, a troubled but lovable man who fears everything, seeks help from noted psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin. When the doctor goes to his lakeside retreat for a quiet family vacation, Bob, afraid of being alone, follows him. He becomes a houseguest who just won't leave, endearing himself to the other family members and driving his stressed-out shrink absolutely crazy
The last temptation of Christ by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fifteen-year labor of love, an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis's landmark novel that imagines an alternate fate for Jesus Christ, features outstanding performances, bold cinematography, and a transcendent score
Uptown girls by Boaz Yakin( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,156 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
Broadcast news by James L Brooks( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic triangle set in the world of television news. Tom Grunick is the perfect modern anchorman. He's got the smooth charm and handsome good looks that America loves. Jane Craig is the brilliant hot-shot producer, committed to fighting the trend toward flashy, style-over-substance "personality" news, whose job it now is to make Tom look like a newsman. Aaron Altman is the dedicated reporter, utterly devoid of on-camera charisma, who's jealous and resentful of Tom's instant success both on camera with the public and off camera with Jane
Bram Stoker's Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 989 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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 937 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
Outbreak by Wolfgang Petersen( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 890 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
Quiz Show by Robert Redford( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieses packende [...] Kinoerlebnis basiert auf einem der grössten Skandale in der Geschichte der Fernsehunterhaltung, bei dem Millionen von Menschen getäuscht wurden: Herbie Stempel ist der ungekrönte König einer TV-Ratesendung, die Woche für Woche mehr als 58 Millionen Zuschauer vor den Bildschirm zieht. Als die Einschaltquoten sinken, wird Herbie, auf Druck des Werbesponsors, zu Fall gebracht. Mit dem jungen, charismatischen Universitätsdozenten Charles Van Doren gelingt es, einen neuen Fernsehhelden für die Nation zu erschaffen. Doch Stempel packt mit Hilfe des jungen, ehrgeizigen Anwalts Dick Goodwin aus: Die Sendung sei ein einziger grosser Massenbetrug, in den auch der allseits beliebte und angesehene Charles Van Doren verwickelt sei. EIne ganze Nation ist entsetzt. Doch die Wahrheit kennt nur Van Doren selbst... (Quelle: Umschlagtext)
Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 659 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
Die Ehe der Maria Braun = The Marriage of Maria Braun by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 526 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
Welt am Draht = World on a wire by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World on a Wire is a gloriously paranoid, boundlessly inventive take on the future from German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With dashes of Stanley Kubrick, Kurt Vonnegut, and Philip K. Dick, Fassbinder tells the noir-spiked tale of reluctant hero Fred Stiller (Klaus Lowitsch), a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy. At risk? (Virtual) reality as we know it. Originally made for German television, this recently rediscovered, three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the world of tomorrow from one of cinema's kinkiest geniuses
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 435 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
Guilty by suspicion by Irwin Winkler( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the McCarthy witchhunts of the 1950's, Guilty by Suspicion tells the story of the destruction of the career of a director- all he has to do to revive his stalled career is testify against friends who are suspected of being Communists
Bilder im Kopf die Geschichte meines Lebens by Michael Ballhaus( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Ballhaus ist einer der bedeutendsten Bildregisseure und Kameramänner der Welt. In "Bilder im Kopf" erzählt Ballhaus erstmals die Geschichte seines Lebens. Von der Flucht vor den Bombenangriffen auf Berlin, von seiner Kindheit auf Schloss Wetzhausen, wo seine Eltern, beide Schauspieler, das "Fränkische Theater" leiteten, eine Künstlerkommune, die eine ganze Dynastie an kreativen Menschen hervorbrachte. Als er als junger Mann dem Regisseur Max Ophüls bei seinem Film "Lola Montez" assistieren darf, beschließt Ballhaus Kameramann zu werden. Der Beginn einer großen Karriere, die ihn in engen Kontakt zu den ganz Großen des Filmgeschäfts bringen sollte. Michael Ballhaus war stets darauf bedacht, seine Unabhängigkeit zu erhalten. Er hat Distanz bewahrt, wie es ein Kameramann tut, und sich dadurch die Möglichkeit geschaffen, sehr genau hinzusehen. Was er gesehen hat, erzählt er hier. Ein aufmerksamer Beobachter, der in diesem Buch die Kamera aber auch wendet, um sie auf sich selbst zu richten
 
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The Departed
Alternative Names
Alexander, Michael 1935-

Michael Ballhaus deutscher Kameramann

Michael Ballhaus direttore della fotografia tedesco

Michael Ballhaus Duits director of photography

Michael Ballhaus German cinematographer

Michael Ballhaus německý filmový kameramn

Μάικλ Μπάλχαους

Михаэль Балльхаус немецкий кинематографист

Միխաել Բալհաուս

מיכאל בלאהוס צלם קולנוע גרמני

مایکل بالهاوس

კატეგორია:გერმანელი კინოოპერატორები

ミヒャエル・バルハウス

迈克尔·巴尔蒙斯

麥克·鮑豪斯

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The DepartedThe legend of Bagger VanceThe Age of InnocenceThe last temptation of ChristUptown girlsDie Ehe der Maria Braun = The Marriage of Maria BraunThe BRD trilogy : Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, Lola