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Alekan, Henri 1909-2001

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Most widely held works by Henri Alekan
Wings of desire by Wim Wenders( Visual )

54 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining
Roman holiday by William Wyler( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Una princesa que se revela en contra de sus obligaciones reales y explora Roma por su cuenta. Ella conoce a Gregory Peck, un periodista americano que busca una historia exclusiva y quien pretende no saber la verdadera identidad de la princesa. Pero su plan falla cuando se enamoran. Eddie Albert contribuye con la diversión, mientras que Peck contribuye con la despreocupación de su amigo camarógrafo. Esta producción de William Wyler, es una romántica comedia que está considerada como una de las películas más agradables de todos los tiempos."--Envase
Topkapi by Jules Dassin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Lipp y su amante Walter Harper se alían para cometer un extraordinario robo: llevarse del museo Topkapi, que se encuentra en Estambul, una daga de un valor incalculable. Para ello cuentan con la ayuda de distintos compinches que idean un plan para entrar en el lugar sin ser vistos, cosa que sólo se puede hacer a través de la cúpula del edificio
Tolstoy's Anna Karenina( Visual )

9 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and German and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greta Garbo takes her turn as the unhappy Russian countess in this beloved adaptation of Tolstoy's classic novel
Belle et la Bête = Beauty and the Beast by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

9 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in French and Spanish and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sublime adaptation by Jean Cocteau of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont's fairy-tale masterpiece, in which the true love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral, but gentle beast, is a landmark feat of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Best (La Belle et la Bete) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder
Anna Karenina by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

20 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the beautiful wife of an important government official falls in love with a handsome young cavalry oficer, and he with her, discretion flies to the wind. To be with the man she loves she risks everything
Les maudits by René Clément( Visual )

8 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in French and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, during the last days of the war, a submarine flees Oslo for South America with a group of Nazis and sympathizers onboard. A young French doctor is also taken aboard to care for a wounded passenger. Soon intrigues develop, hatreds spring up, and then mutiny erupts on the submarine
Bataille du rail = The battle of the rail by René Clément( Visual )

12 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in French and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the occupation of France by Nazi Germany, French railway workers bravely battled the Nazis on many fronts, from transporting forbidden mail to committing acts of sabotage. They became an invaluable part of the French resistance
Des lumières et des ombres by Henri Alekan( Book )

38 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographe de cinéma réputé, l'auteur étudie le mécanisme créatif des jeux de lumière et d'ombre, et ses répercussions émotionnelles: lumière solaire, nocturne ou artificielle, lumière des peintres et des cinéastes. Une philosophie de la lumière illustrée de nombreux exemples empruntés aux chefs-d'oeuvre des arts visuels et cinématographiques. [SDM]
Wings of desire / a film by Wim Wenders ; produced by Road Movies Berlin and Argos Films Paris ; written by Wim Wenders together with Peter Handke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wings of desire is one of cinema's loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts, fears, hopes, dreams, of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art
Roman holiday by William Wyler( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern-day princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her identity, but his plan falters as they fall in love
Ester( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Hebrew and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this beautiful transposition of the biblical story, Amos Gitai updates the passionate tale about the ruler of a great and sprawling kingdom who chooses as his queen a beautiful peasant girl named Esther. But when Esther hides her Jewish identity from her husband, a vicious cycle of revenge begins
Wundkanal Gun wound = Wundkanal - exécution à quatre voix by Thomas Harlan( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in German and French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An old man is kidnapped. His interrogation uncovers the biography of a mass muderer: The 80 year-old man was a SS leader and responsible for the killing of thousands of people in Russia. He also "invented" an evil technique of eliminating political prisoners: the manipulated suicide. Thomas Harlan reconstructs the history of a burocratic muderer, he also develops a direct connection between the Nationalsocialism and the treatment of prisoners of the RAF terrorists in the Stuttgart isolation prison. Robert Kramer filmed the shooting of Harlan's Wundkanal: Notre Nazi documents a social experiment in which the children of Nazis and of victims meet a real culprit."--Container
Naissance d'un golem by Amos Gitai( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This totally original dreamlike film "notebook" features Annie Lennox of The Eurythmics in an imaginative exploration of the Golem myth. The myth of the statue made of clay that comes to life becomes a platform for a parable about the art of filmmaking and the creative process."--Container
Golem : the petrified garden( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wry and humorous film follows Daniel, an art dealer, who travels to Siberia to claim his inheritance of an art collection, which includes a giant statue of a Golem. The long journey across Russia becomes an ironic encounter with the lost ideals of the Soviet Union after its collapse
Golem : nedudim = Golem : l'esprit de l'exil by Amos Gitai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The famous story of a patriarch whose sons are murdered, and whose widow forges an enduring friendship with her daughter-in-law Ruth, is transposed to Paris. Here, in a world of immigrants, the two women are exiled from France and wander the seas. Fuses Biblical tales of exile with the legend of the Golem into a parable for our time
Der Stand der Dinge = The state of things = L'état des choses by Wim Wenders( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein amerikanisch-europäisches Filmteam dreht in einem portugiesischen Küstenort das Remake eines Sci-Fi-Klassikers. Doch als das Geld von der Traumfabrik ausbleibt, stagnieren die Dreharbeiten. Das Team wartet. Als die Untätigkeit in dem kleinen Hotel unerträglich wird, macht sich Regisseur Friedrich Munro auf den Weg nach Hollywood, um den Produzenten zur Rede zu stellen
Der Himmel über Berlin = Wings of desire( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic fantasy about an angel who wishes he were mortal and is willing to fall from the sky if it means a chance to fall in love. Set in modern day Berlin, the film follows angel Damiel's path from heavenly flight to earthly delight in a manner that's comical, touching and entertaining
La truite = The trout by Joseph Losey( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in French and Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frederique is a free-spirited and impish woman who has made an art of using her sexuality to get precisely what she wants from men. On a whim, Frederique leaves her disinterested husband and the family trout farm to travel to Japan with a wealthy businessman. Her enchantment soon gives way to reflection, navigation of the swiftly-changing sexual freedoms and responsibilities of a new era, and the quest for satori, the "world of ecstasy" experienced by her friend. But has Frederique grown up too fast, or not fast enough?"--Container
La belle captive by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alain Robbe-Grillet's erotically-charged film portrays a man's obsession with a mysterious woman who steps out of his fantasies. Walter becomes fascinated with Marie-Ange after seeing her in a nightclub. One evening, he finds her bound in the middle of the road. After a surreal night of passion, he awakens the next morning to wonder if it all was just a dream."--Container
 
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Belle et la Bête = Beauty and the Beast
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Alekan 1909-2001

Alekan, Henry 1909-2001

Anri Alkan

Henri Alekan

Henri Alekan chef opérateur de cinéma

Henri Alekan direttore della fotografia francese

Henri Alekan francia operatőr

Henri Alekan Frans director of photography (1909-2001)

Henri Alekan französischer Kameramann

Henri Alekan French cinematographer

Ανρί Αλεκάν Γάλλος κινηματογραφιστής

Анри Алькан

Анрі Алекан

הנרי אלקן

آنری آله‌کان

هنري اليكان مصوّر سينمائي فرنسي

앙리 아르캉

アンリ・アルカン

亨利·阿莱坎

昂利·阿勒崗

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