At the Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival, Bologna, Italy [2008]

Photos by Lorenzo Burlando

 

   


NICHOLAS VON STERNBERG

 

Born: 22 January 1951, New York City, N.Y., USA, as Nicholas Josef von Sternberg, son of dir Josef von Sternberg [1894-1969].

Education: Film Department of the University of California, Los Angeles [UCLA] [graduated in 1973].

Career: He was first introduced to the film set during the prod of 'The Saga of Anatahan/The Last Woman on Earth' [dir + ph: Josef von Sternberg], filmed in Kyoto, Japan, in 1952. While at UCLA he became an apprentice to doph Hal Mohr.

Appeared in the doc's 'Josef von Sternberg, the Man Who Made Dietrich' [1994, David Thompson; BBC-tv] & 'Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song' [2000, David Riva; ph: Adolfo Bartoli, Christine Burrill & Uli Kudicke].

Was interviewed for the book 'A Woman at War. Marlene Dietrich Remembered' [2006; edited by J. David Riva].


 

 FILMS

1974

Dolemite [D'Urville Martin] c

1976

Kill Alex Kill [Tony Zarindast] c

1976

Disco 9000/Fass Black [D'Urville Martin] c

1976

Alex Joseph and His Wives/Obediah: 18/The Rebel Breed [Ted V. Mikels] c

1976

Invisible Strangler [John Florea, Gene Fowler Jr. & (uncred) Arthur C. Pierce] c; 2uc; ph: Alan Stensvold

1977

Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell [Larry Buchanan] c

1977

Petey Wheatstraw [, the Devil's Son-In-Law] [Cliff Roquemore] c; cph: Arledge Armenaki

1978

The Great Skycopter Rescue [Lawrence D. Foldes] c

1978

Tourist Trap [David Schmoeller] c

1978

Mistress of the Apes [Larry Buchanan] c

1978

Gas Pump Girls [Joel Bender] c

1979

[On the Air Live with] Captain Midnight [Beverly & Ferd Sebastian] c

1979

Disco Godfather/Avenging Godfather/Avenging Disco Godfather [J. Robert Wagoner] c; 2uc; ph: Arledge Armenaki

1979

A Time to Die/Seven Graves for Rogan [Matt Cimber & Joe Tornatore] c; 2uc; ph: Tom Denove & Eddy van der Enden

1980

Hospital Massacre/Be My Valentine, or Else.../Ward 13/X-Ray [Boaz Davidson] c

1981

One from the Heart [Francis Coppola] tvi/35mm (+ 70bu)/c; publicity ph; ph: Ronald Victor García & Vittorio Storaro 

1981

Wacko [Greydon Clark] c

1982

Pink Motel/Motel [Michael J. Macfarland] c

1982

Late Curtain [Laurence Jacobs] b&w; short/12m

1982

Río abajo/On the Line/Downstream [José Luis Borau] c; co-addph; ph: Teodoro Escamilla

1983

Joysticks/Video Madness [Greydon Clark] c

1983

Euer Weg führt durch die Hölle/Jungle Warriors [Ernst R. von Theumer & Billy Fine] c

1983

Down on Us/Beyond the Doors [Larry Buchanan] c

1984

Space Patrol [Erica Freeman] c; spec pfx: Mario Alexander

1984

Midnight Movie Massacre/Attack from Mars [Mark Stock & Larry Jacobs] b&w-c; space patrol seq ph; ph: David Dart; released in 1988

1984

Final Justice [Greydon Clark] c

1985

Appointment with Fear/Deadly Presence [Alan Smithee (= Ramzi Thomas)] c

1985

Valet Girls [Rafal Zielinski] c; cph: Nikolai Romanov

1987

No Retreat, No Surrender II [: Raging Thunder]/Karate Tiger 2 [Corey Yuen] c; cph: Ma Kam-cheung

1987

The Uninvited [Greydon Clark] c; 2uc: Michael Mileham

1987

Slaughterhouse Rock/Hell Island [Dimitri Logothetis] c; vfx: Ernest D. Farino

1988

Dangerous Love [Marty Ollstein] c; 2uc: Josh Morton

1988

Dr. Alien/I Was a Teenage Sex Maniac/I Was a Teenage Sex Mutant [David DeCoteau] c

1988

Skinheads [: The Second Coming of Hate] [Greydon Clark] c

1988

Ghost Writer [Kenneth J. Hall] c

1989

Life on the Edge [Andrew Yates] c; cph: Tom Fraser

1989

Texasville [Peter Bogdanovich] c; addph: Antonia Bogdanovich

1989

Out of Sight, Out of Mind/Sight Unseen [Greydon Clark] c

1990

The Closer [Dimitri Logothetis] c

1991

Perfume [Roland S. Jefferson] c

1991

Mad Dog Coll/Killer Instinct [Greydon Clark & Ken Stein] c/V; uncred addph (?); ph: Janusz Kaminski; filmed in Russia

 

 

1991

Hit the Dutchman [Menahem Golan] c/V; filmed 1991-92 in Russia

1992

Body Shot [Dimitri Logothetis] c/V

1993

Crime and Punishment [Menahem Golan] c; filmed in Russia; released in 2002

1993

Stone Soup [Mitchell Cohen] c

1994

Dark Future [Greydon Clark] c; filmed in Russia

1994

Americanski Blues/Amerikanskiy Blyuz/American Cop [Wayne Crawford] c/V

1995

Spill/Acid Death/Virus [Allan A. Goldstein] c; Vancouver ph: A.J. Vesak

1996

Solitaire [Gareth O'Neil] c

1996

Stargames [Greydon Clark] c/V

1996

Jungle Boy [Allan A. Goldstein] c/V

1996

Hungry for You [Dimitri Logothetis] c

1996

Encounters [Daniel Rogosin] c

1996

Club V.R. [Gary Hudson] c

1996

Cheyenne [Dimitri Logothetis] c

1997

Search [?] c

1997

Papertrail/Trail of a Serial Killer/Serial Cops [Damian Lee] c/V; 2uc: Dennis Beauchamp

1998

Mike Hammer: Song Bird [Jonathan Winfrey] c; comp of 2 ep tv-series (1997)

1998

Killing Moon [John Bradshaw] c

1999

Fall: The Price of Silence/Price of Silence [Daniel Baldwin] c

 

 TELEVISION

1978

Death Drug/Angel Dust: The Wack Attack [Oscar Williams] tvm

1996

Legend of the Lost Tomb [Jonathan Winfrey] tvm

1997

Mike Hammer, Private Eye [various] 26-part series, 1997-98; 2uc: Philip Hurn

1998

Air America [various] 22-part series/16mm, 1998-99; 2uc: Philip Hurn

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1976

The First Nudie Musical [Mark Haggard & Bruce Kimmel] best boy; ph: Douglas H. Knapp

1976

The Human Tornado/Dolemite II [Cliff Roquemore] c.op 2u; ph: Bob Wilson

1977

Mag Wheels/Summer School [Bethel Buckalew] gaffer; ph: William E. Hines

1989

The Sleeping Car [Douglas Curtis] co-c.op 2u; 2uc: Misha Suslov & Clinton Dougherty; ph: David Lewis