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Ballhaus, Michael 1935-

Works: 397 works in 1,035 publications in 11 languages and 25,099 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Comedy films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television adaptations  Horror films  Sports films  Crime films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Contributor, Speaker, 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 )

54 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,618 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 2,139 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 departed by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undercover cop Billy Costigan infiltrates the mob syndicate, and quickly gains the confidence of gangland chief Frank Costello. Colin Sullivan is a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, rising to a position of power within the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, but when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there's a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin must each race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself
The legend of Bagger Vance by Robert Redford( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,723 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 )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,493 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 )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,434 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 1,147 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
The last temptation of Christ by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus kmper en indre strid mellem at vre menneske og guddommelig og må på korset trffe et valg
Goodfellas by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,034 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
Broadcast news by James L Brooks( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Romantic comedy about a charming, though shallow TV anchorman, a brilliant but uncharismatic reporter and a workaholic news producer
Bram Stoker's Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 919 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 883 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 )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 650 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 576 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
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 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black comedy, beginning with a picture of Hitler and an explosion, ending with an explosion and pictures of West German chancellors since the end of World War II, the movie tries to make Maria Braun and her "marriage" of convenience to mercenary tactics and opportunism to achieve prosperity serve as a damning metaphor for the "economic miracle" of West Germany's postwar recovery
The BRD trilogy Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, Lola( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 437 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
Welt am Draht = World on a wire by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in German and held by 424 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 mambo kings by Arnold B Glimcher( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 392 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
The color of money by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 360 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
Dirty rotten scoundrels by Frank Oz( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 351 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
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Something's gotta give
Alternative Names
Alexander, Michael 1935-

Michael Ballhaus direttore della fotografia tedesco

Michael Ballhaus German cinematographer

Μάικλ Μπάλχαους

Михаэль Балльхаус немецкий кинематографист

مایکل بالهاوس

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The departedThe legend of Bagger VanceThe age of innocenceUptown girlsThe last temptation of ChristGoodfellasThe BRD trilogy Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, LolaThe mambo kingsThe color of money