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Cardiff, Jack

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Most widely held works by Jack Cardiff
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites attract as missionary Hepburn and river trader Bogart find themselves battling nature, a World War I German gunboat and each other while keeping afloat on the "African Queen" in the jungle of 1914 Africa
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Visual )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and Peace is a commendable attempt to boil down Tolstoy's long, difficult novel into 208 minutes' screen time. In recreating the the social and personal upheavals attending Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia, $6 million was shelled out by coproducers Carlo Ponti, Dino de Laurentiis and Paramount Pictures. Some of the panoramic battle sequences are so expertly handled by second-unit director Mario Soldati that they appear to be Technicolor-and-Vistavision newsreel footage of the actual events. Still, the film falters dramatically, principally because of a lumpy script and King Vidor's surprisingly lustreless direction. In addition, the casting is wildly consistent: for example, while Audrey Hepburn is flawless as Natasha, Henry Fonda is far too "Yankeefied" as the introspective Pierre. Proving too long and unwieldy for most audiences, War and Peace died at the box office; far more successful was the epic, scrupulously faithful 1968 version, filmed in the Soviet Union
The diary of Anne Frank by ( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the Nazi invasion of Amsterdam, 13-year-old Anne and her family go into hiding in the confines of an attic. Anne's remarkable account of their lives, their growing fear of discovery, their deplorable living conditions and even the blooming of her first love are intimately depicted in this extraordinary portrait of humanity"--Container
The red shoes( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young ballerina is torn between love and success
Ride a wild pony( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy Australian ranch owner's gift of a wild pony means young Scotty can finally ride the seven miles to and from school. But the pony gets away and is sheltered as unclaimed by a young girl who cannot walk. The treasured pony means freedom to both children, but can only belong to one
Black narcissus( Visual )

7 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Anglican nuns runs into trouble when they try to start a hospital and a school in the Himalayas
Cameraman : the life & work of Jack Cardiff( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A star-studded documentary about one of the greatest Oscar-winning cinematographers, who captured the beauty of such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Sophia Loren in such memorable classics as The African Queen; The Red Shoes; Barefoot Contessa; and Black Narcissus. With a career spanning more than 80 years, the passionate documentary reveals the craft of one of cinema's most indelible image-makers, Jack Cardiff."
The adventures of Errol Flynn( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines Flynn's life from his beginnings in Australia to his fame in Hollywood and his life behind the silver screen
Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set amidst the Egyptian landscape, Hercule Poirot must unravel the web of treachery and guilt woven by the murderer of a beautiful young heiress
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman by Albert Lewin( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pandora Reynolds (Gardner) is a nightclub singer on vacation in Spain, with whom all men fall hopelessly in love. But Pandora, never having known true love, is indifferent to her suitors' affections. Until, one evening, she swims out to a mysterious yacht and meets its captain--a Dutchman named Hendrick van der Zee (Mason)
Under Capricorn by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and German and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the colony of NSW in the 1830s, this is a woman-centred melodrama involving two overlapping triangles (husband/wife/outsider, husband/wife/sinister housekeeper) set against colonial class divisions. The film is light on suspense but complex in emotional interplay involving the long take (which precludes strict point of view) in shifting emotional identification intertwined with the guilt of the main characters. Robin Wood has also identified complex intertextual relationships: links with an early Hitchcock, The Manxman (a class-based triangle), Rebecca (the sinister housekeeper), Vertigo (the role of 'confession' and the reconstruction of the woman's image by the hero), and the stylised psychoanalytical romances Spellbound and Marnie. Along with Notorious and Gaslight it is central to Ingrid Bergman's canon: the tension in her persona between the active 'natural' woman and the vulnerable mentally and/or physically debilitated victim
Ghost story by John Irvin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a gloomy New England setting, four elderly men who gather once a week to thrill each other with tales of terror find one of their scariest stories coming to life. A woman they mistakenly left for dead fifty years earlier returns to life to get revenge
The girl on a motorcycle by John Escott( Visual )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wildly sexy time capsule from the swinging sixties, The girl on a motorcycle (1968) stars Alain Delon (Le samoura) and Marianne Faithfull, two actors at the height of their impressive cool, as lovers with a taste for the open road. Faithfull stars as Rebecca, a bored housewife who bolts from her home in the French countryside to visit her lover, Daniel (Delon), in Germany. Wearing nothing but a form-fitting black leather suit (the film was re-released in the U.S. as Naked under leather), the lusty Rebecca races across the country, and in flashback remembers the start of their affair. She recalls the initial, furtive glances in her father's bookstore, her elaborate sexual fantasies and their long-awaited consummation. Most important of all is the motorcycle itself, a gift from Daniel that seems to give her more pleasure than any man could deliver. Directed by legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff (The red shoes) in pulsating psychedelic hues, The girl on a motorcycle has emerged from obscurity to become more than a cult favorite; it is a touchstone film of 1960s Euro youth culture
Legend of the lost by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert guide Joe January is hired to find a missing father and a legendary lost treasure in the North African desert
Conan, the complete quest( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conan the destroyer: Conan is asked by the evil Queen Taramis to accompany a beautiful young princess to find a magic treasure. If he returns with the treasure and the virgin, the Queen promises to bring Conan's beloved Valeria back from the dead. But little does he know that she plans to kill both him and the princess, or that the return of the treasure will mean the extinction of mankind
The long ships( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Viking adventurer and a Moor both battle to find "The Mother of All Voices," a legendary golden bell as tall as three men
The black rose( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Saxon youth is run out of England during the Crusades, and goes with his loyal retainer to adventures in China where they become intrigued in the court of Kubla Kahn
A matter of life and death( Visual )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After miraculously surviving a jump from his burning plane, RAF pilot Peter Carter encounters the American radio operator to whom he has just delivered his dying wishes and, face-to-face on a tranquil English beach, the pair fall in love. When a messenger from the afterlife arrives to correct the clerical error that spared his life, Peter must mount a fierce defense for his right to stay on earth
The prince and the showgirl by Terence Rattigan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1911 and the coronation of George V is upcoming. Many of the worlds dignitaries are turning up for the event, including Prince Charles, the Regent of Carpathia, is running the country until his son King Nicolas comes of age in eighteen months. Nicolas is pro-German. Charles is pro-English. This would be unimportant but Carpathia has the fourth best army in Europe, and the young man is getting impatient. In an attempt to curry favor with the Prince, he is treated to a trip to see a musical, where he meets actress Elsie Marina. He has an appreciative eye for showgirls, but he gets more than he bargained for with Elsie. Introduced to the eccentric Queen Dowager, Elsie's unfamiliarity with royal protocol and manners charms her thoroughly, and Elsie ends up being made lady in waiting, and attends the coronation
My geisha by Jack Cardiff( Visual )

9 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American actress disguises herself as a geisha girl and tries the hard way to convince her husband-director that she's right for the part in his film version of Madame Butterfly
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Conan, the complete quest
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Alternative Names
Cardiff, John 1914-2009

Cardiff, John James 1914-2009

Cek Kardif

Gran, John G. J. 1914-2009

Jack Cardiff britischer Kameramann und Filmregisseur

Jack Cardiff Brits filmregisseur

Jack Cardiff brytyjski operator filmowy, reżyser

Jack Cardiff pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Jack Cardiff regista e direttore della fotografia inglese

Τζακ Κάρντιφ

Джек Кардифф Английский кинооператор и кинорежиссёр

Кардифф, Джек

Ջեք Քարդիֆ

ג'ק קארדיף

جک کاردیف

카디프, 잭 1914-2009

カーディフ, ジャック