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Pfister, Wally

Works: 76 works in 290 publications in 5 languages and 22,238 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Suspense fiction  Fiction  History  Film and video adaptations  Batman films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Legal drama 
Roles: Cinematographer , Director, Photographer, Restager , Other, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wally Pfister
Batman begins by Christopher Nolan( Visual )
30 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes. This trauma led him to become obsessed with revenge. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with a ninja cult leader, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City. The City is now overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armoured suit leads him to take on a new persona. He becomes Batman and strikes fear into the hearts of men who do wrong. With the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various criminal schemes that have been set in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right
The dark knight by Christopher Nolan( Visual )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective. But soon the three find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind, known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. -- container
Inception by Christopher Nolan( Visual )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible--inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming
Memento by Christopher Nolan( Visual )
35 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonard Shelby is searching for the man who raped and murdered his wife. He survived, but developed a mind block due to the attack. He can remember everything from before, but memories of anything that followed come and go every few minutes
Moneyball by Bennett Miller( Visual )
13 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players
The Italian job by Troy Kennedy Martin( Visual )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charlie, the mastermind of a Venice heist, is overseen by John, a lifelong criminal. But the thieves are ruthlessly double-crossed by one of their own, Steve. In order to get their stolen gold bars back, Charlie enlists John's reluctant safecracking-prodigy daughter, Stella. But Steve proves himself to be one step ahead of them, and Charlie finds that he'll have to make some daring last-minute changes to their plan by creating the largest traffic jam in Los Angeles' history
The prestige by Christopher Nolan( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century London. Two magicians share an intense rivalry with each other which leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy. The rivalry is so intense that it is full of obsession, deceit and jealousy, with both dangerous and deadly consequences
Insomnia by Christopher Nolan( Visual )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crime never sleeps and neither does the veteran LAPD homicide detective invited to Nightmute, Alaska to head a murder investigation there. He finds the investigation disrupted by an ever-shining midnight sun that wreaks sleep-depriving havoc on his body clock. As his consciousness becomes more unstable, he is nagged by a sense of personal guilt over a second crime that might just be real
Transcendence by Wally Pfister( Visual )
19 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments take on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program
Laurel Canyon by Lisa Cholodenko( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harvard graduate Sam and his fiancée, Alex, move into Sam's mother's house in upscale Laurel Canyon, thinking that she would not be there. Only problem is that she is still there, supposedly finishing up a record that she's producing for her boy toy, Ian's band. Sam's mom seems more interested in smoking pot and drinking than actually working, though. Alex doesn't mind, but Sam is quite upset. Alex starts off focused as she works on finishing a dissertation on genomics, but is soon distracted. Meanwhile, Sam is equally distracted by the beautiful intern Sara
The dark knight rises by Christopher Nolan( Visual )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight years after Batman vanished following the Joker's reign of terror and the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, Bruce Wayne is forced out of his self-imposed exile by the arrival of the violent madman Bane. The ensuing battle will decide the fate not only of Gotham City, but also of Bruce himself - and of Batman
The Dark Knight trilogy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dark knight rises: Despite his tarnished reputation after taking the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman intervenes to assist Gotham in its struggle against the villain Bane
Scotland, Pa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fast food and ambition make up a daily special of murder and mystery 70's style
The devil's advocate Insomnia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Devil's Advocate: Hotshot attorney Kevin Lomax's 64-0 case record has brought him a tempting offer from an elite New York firm with questionable business practices. As he sets his morals aside in pursuit of the American dream, Lomax soon discovers the diabolic nature of the firm's president. Insomnia: Disgraced Swedish detective Jonas Engstrom travels to Northern Norway to solve a brutal murder. Unable to sleep through the night of the midnight sun, Engstrom quickly loses his grip on the case and his mind
The Hi-Line ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sam convinces a naive young woman that she is to be given a job by a major Chicago discount store. However, her parents see through the ruse and the man confesses that he has a letter from a man who recently died in prison. The letter indicates that the young woman was fathered by him and a woman named Estelle and was placed in this couple's care, which they are forced to admit. Together they go in search for her real mother, who it turns out is a Blackfoot woman living in the "Hi-Line", a desolate area in Montana
The Power game ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following the national traumas of the Vietnam War and Watergate young, reform-minded members of Congress were elected to office in 1974 with a mandate to change the way the government worked. This program documents the power and the political style of these "new breed" legislators, including their use of video politics, computerized mass mailings, political action committee (PAC) funds, 30-second political advertising and a three-day workweek in Washington. It also considers the role of congressional staffs and professional lobbyists in influencing decisions made by elected officials
Batman begins Batman : na začetku ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rustin ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billy is a former professional football player and present-day sheriff in his hometown, Rustin, Alabama. Billy maintains the enviable role of local celebrity and perennial charmer until the arrival of a troubled teenage girl claiming to be his daughter. She forces him to confront not only his past, but also the hypocrisy his life has become
Insomnia - schlaflos Insomnia ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inception a film by Christopher Nolan ; edited by: Lee Smith ; written and directed by Christopher Nolan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Pfister, Walter.
Pfister, Walter 1961-
English (182)
German (17)
Spanish (9)
Italian (4)
French (2)