Gabriel BERISTAIN | Luis Gabriel Beristáin

* 09.05.1955, México, D. F. (Mexiko-Stadt), Mexiko

Chefkameramann (AMC / BSC, 1990 / ASC, 2002) * Sohn des Schauspielers Luis Beristáin (1918-62 * "My father was a great actor during the 1940s and '50s.") * Studium am Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexiko-Stadt * nach dem Studium macht Dokumentar- und Werbefilme ("I filmed a lot of documentaries, mainly about social issues, and eventually opened up a company that produced commercials. I was the producer, cinematographer and editor.") * 1977 geht nach Italien und später nach England ("I filmed a lot of documentaries, including a miners' strike, which was a very important historical event. I was mainly working on documentaries about the beginning of the end of the working class movement in England. /…/ Suddenly, I wasn't a producer, director and editor. I was the cinematographer.") * 1979-82 setzt seine Filmausbildung an der National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield (England) fort * 1983 Kinodebüt als Chefkameramann mit der kolumbianischen Produktion Carne de tu carne * bis Anfang der 90er Jahre arbeitet in England und zieht anschließend nach Los Angeles um ("After graduation, I went back to Mexico, but there wasn't a lot of work. I got an opportunity to shoot 'Carne de tu carne' in Columbia. They paid me $600 a week, and with that money I paid my way back to England. I spent the next 12 to 13 years working there. I was also shooting multi-million dollar commercials, which was glamorous work. /…/ I finally came to the United States [in 1991] to do a film with Taylor Hackford. For all intents and purposes, I was a British cinematographer living and working in Los Angeles.")

FILMS

Carne de tu carne (1983-CO; d: Carlos Mayolo, B: Carlos Mayolo, Elsa Vásquez, Jorge Nieto, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Carlos Mayolo, Hernando Tejada, D: Adriana Herrán ° David Guerrero) 94m-Horrordrama (8312)

Caravaggio (Caravaggio, 1985-GB * Derek Jarman) (09-10; 8609, LA)

Aria (Aria, 1986/87-GB > Achtes Segment: R+B: Ken Russell, K: Gabriel Beristain, D: Linzi Drew, Andreas Wisniewski | Zehntes Segment [15m]: R: Bill Bryden, B: Bill Bryden, Don Boyd, K: Gabriel Beristain, D: John Hurt, Sophie Ward) 98m-Episodenfilm (08-03; 8803)

The Courier (Der Kurier, 1987-IRL; R: Frank Deasy & Joe Lee, B: Frank Deasy, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Declan MacManus [=Elvis Costello], D: Padraig O'Loingsigh: Mark ° Cait O'Riordan: Colette, Ian Bannen: McGuigan, Patrick Bergin: Christy, Andrew Connolly: Danny & Gabriel Byrne: Val) 85m-Thriller (05-?; 8802-GB)

Joyriders (Joyriders, 1988-GB; d: Aisling Walsh, B: Andy Smith, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Hal Lindes, Tony Britten, D: Patricia Kerrigan, Andrew Connolly, Billie Whitelaw, David Kelly, John Kavanagh) 96m-Liebesgeschichte (8810-IRL | 8904-GB)

Venus Peter (Venuspeter, 1988-GB; R: Ian Sellar, B: Ian Sellar, Christopher Rush, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Jonathan Dove, D: Ray McAnally ° David Hayman ° Sinéad Cusack ° Gordon R. Strachan) 94m-Drama (Buch A Twelvemonth and a Day von Christopher Rush, 1985) (08-?; 8912)

Killing Dad (1989-GB; d+B: Michael Austin, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Chaz Jankel & David Storrs, D: Denholm Elliott * Julie Walters * Richard E. Grant) 93m-Komödie (Roman Berg von Ann Quin, 1964) (01-06; 9006-AUS)

Waiting for the Light (Zeichen und Wunder?, 1989-USA; R+B: Christopher Monger, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Michael Storey, D: Shirley MacLaine * Teri Garr) 94m-Schwarze Komödie (05-?; 9006-D)

K2 (K2 - Das letzte Abenteuer, 1990-USA; R: Franc Roddam, B: Patrick Meyers, Scott Roberts, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Chaz Jankel; [europäische Version] Hans Zimmer, D: Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, Raymond J. Barry, Hiroshi Fujioka, Patricia Charbonneau & Luca Bercovici) 104/11m-Abenteuerdrama (Bühnenstück von Patrick Meyers, 1983) (09-12; 9111)

Bound by Honor (Blood In, Blood Out - Verschworen auf Leben und Tod, 1991-USA; R: Taylor Hackford, B: Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jeremy Iacone, Floyd Mutrux, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Bill Conti, D: Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo & Damian Chapa) 180m-Krimidrama (05-10; 9304, NY)

The Distinguished Gentleman (Ein ehrenwerter Gentleman, 1992-USA * Jonathan Lynn) (05-08; 9212)

Fatal Instinct (Crazy Instinct, 1992/93-USA; R: Carl Reiner, B: David O'Malley, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Richard Gibbs, D: Armand Assante ° Sherilyn Fenn ° Kate Nelligan ° Sean Young, Tony Randall) 90m-Komödie (10-02; 9310)

Greedy (Greedy, 1993-USA; R: Jonathan Lynn, B: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Randy Edelman, D: Michael J. Fox * Kirk Douglas * Nancy Travis) 113m-Komödie (06-09; 9403)

Dolores Claiborne (Dolores, 1994-USA; R: Taylor Hackford, B: Tony Gilroy, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Danny Elfman, D: Kathy Bates * Jennifer Jason Leigh) 131m-Psychodrama (Buch von Stephen King, 1993) (04-07; 9503)

Trial and Error (Noch dümmer, 1996-USA; R: Jonathan Lynn, B: Sara Bernstein, Gregory Bernstein, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Phil Marshall, D: Michael Richards * Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Jessica Steen & Rip Torn) 98m-Komödie (05-08; 9705)

The Spanish Prisoner (Die unsichtbare Falle, 1996-USA * David Mamet) (09-10; 9804)

Tale of the Mummy / Talos the Mummy (Talos - Die Mumie, 1997-L/USA; R: Russell Mulcahy, B: John Esposito, Russell Mulcahy, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Stefano Mainetti, D: Jason Scott Lee * Louise Lombard) 115m-Horrorthriller (09-10; 0407-I)

El cometa / L'année de la comète (1997-MEX/E/F; d: Marisa Sistach, José Buil, B: José Buil, Marisa Sistach; Consuelo Garrido, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Eduardo Gamboa, D: Diego Luna, Ana Claudia Talancón, Gabriel Retes, Patrick Le Mauff, Fernando Rubio, Manuel Ojeda, Arcelia Ramírez, Carmen Maura) 92/5m-Drama (11-12; 9901)

Molly (Molly, 1998-USA; R: John Duigan, B: Dick Christie, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Trevor Jones, D: Elisabeth Shue, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy, D.W. Moffett) 102m-Drama (03-05; 9910)

Blade II (Blade II, 2001-USA; R: Guillermo del Toro, B: David S. Goyer, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Marco Beltrami, D: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela, Norman Reedus, Luke Goss) 116m-Horroraction (03-07; 0203)

S.W.A.T. (S.W.A.T. - Die Spezialeinheit, 2002/03-USA * Clark Johnson) (10-02; 0308)

Blade: Trinity (Blade: Trinity, 2003/04-USA; R+B: David S. Goyer, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Ramin Djawadi & The RZA, D: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds, Parker Posey, Dominic Purcell & Triple H [= Paul Levesque]) 113m-Horroraction (09-01; 0412)

The Ring Two (The Ring 2 [- Das Grauen kehrt zurück], 2004-USA; R: Hideo Nakata, B: Ehren Kruger, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Hans Zimmer, D: Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, David Dorfman, Elizabeth Perkins & Sissy Spacek) 110m-Horrorthriller [Roman von Koji Suzuki, 1991] (05-11; 0503)

The Shaggy Dog (Shaggy Dog - Hör mal, wer da bellt, 2004/05-USA; R: Brian Robbins, B: Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Geoff Rodkey, Jack Amiel, Michael Begler, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Alan Menken, D: Tim Allen ° Robert Downey, Jr. ° Kristin Davis) 99m-Komödie (11-02; 0603)

The Sentinel (The Sentinel - Wem kannst du trauen?, 2005-USA * Clark Johnson) (Roman von Gerald Petievich) (05-?; 0604)

The Invisible (Unsichtbar - Zwischen zwei Welten, 2005-USA; R: David S. Goyer, B: Mick Davis, Christine Roum, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Marco Beltrami, D: Justin Chatwin, Margarita Levieva, Chris Marquette & Marcia Gay Harden) 102m-Mysterythriller (Roman Den Osynlige von Mats Wahl, 2000) (09-12; 0704)

Street Kings (Street Kings, 2007-USA; R: David Ayer, B: James Ellroy, Kurt Wimmer, Jamie Moss, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Graeme Revell, D: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans) 108m-Actionthriller (05-?; 0804)

Princess Ka'iulani (2008-GB/USA; d: Marc Forby, B: Marc Forby; Robert Payne, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Stephen Warbeck, D: Q'orianka Kilcher, Barry Pepper, Shaun Evans, Jimmy Yuill, Julian Glover, Tamzin Merchant & Will Patton) 97m-Drama (03-?; 1005)

And Soon the Darkness (And Soon the Darkness * Mörderische Ferien, 2009-USA/RA/F; R: Marcos Efron, B: Jennifer Derwingson, Marcos Efron, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: tomandandy, D: Amber Heard * Odette Yustman & Karl Urban) 91m-Psychothriller (03-?; 1012)

Encontrarás dragones / There Be Dragons (Glaube, Blut und Vaterland, 2009-E/USA; R+B: Roland Joffé, K: Gabriel Beristain, M: Stephen Warbeck, D: Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott, Rodrigo Santoro, Jordi Molla, Derek Jacobi, Golshifteh Farahani, Geraldine Chaplin, Unax Ugalde, Ana Torrent, Charles Dance, Lily Cole, Juan Cruz Rolla, Felipe Agote & Olga Kurylenko) 117/20m-Drama (07-10; 1103)

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