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Berthold Viertel

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Also Known As: Died: September 24, 1953
Born: June 28, 1885 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Austria Profession: director, screenwriter, playwright, actor, novelist, poet, essayist

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Vierny began his film career making news documentaries in Africa and shot his first feature, "Le Bel Age," in 1958. He is known for his crisp lighting and deep-focus photography and has often worked with Alain Resnais, notably on "Hiroshima Mon Amour" (1959) and "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961). In the 1980s, Vierny had become director Peter Greenaway's cinematographer of choice, reaching American audiences with the strikingly shot "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" (1989) and "Prospero's Books" (1991). His final film was "The Man Who Cried" (2001), directed by Sally Potter.

Vierny began his film career making news documentaries in Africa and shot his first feature, "Le Bel Age," in 1958. He is known for his crisp lighting and deep-focus photography and has often worked with Alain Resnais, notably on "Hiroshima Mon Amour" (1959) and "Last Year at Marienbad" (1961). In the 1980s, Vierny had become director Peter Greenaway's cinematographer of choice, reaching American audiences with the strikingly shot "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" (1989) and "Prospero's Books" (1991). His final film was "The Man Who Cried" (2001), directed by Sally Potter.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Rhodes (1936) Director
3.
  Little Friend (1934) Director
4.
  The Man from Yesterday (1932) Director
5.
  The Wiser Sex (1932) Director
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  The Magnificent Lie (1931) Director
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  The Spy (1931) Director
8.
  Man Trouble (1930) Director
9.
  The One Woman Idea (1929) Director
10.
  Seven Faces (1929) Director

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Education

University of Vienna: -

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wife:
Salka Steuermann Viertel. Actor, screenwriter. Born in 1889; died in 1978.

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son:
Peter Viertel. Writer.

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