Ragalyi, Elemer 1939- (Elemer Regalyi)

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Ragalyi, Elemer 1939- (Elemer Regalyi)

PERSONAL

Born 1939, in Budapest, Hungary. Education: Filmmuveszeti Foiskola (Academy of Drama and Film), Budapest, Hungary, graduated, 1968.

Career:

Cinematographer, actor, director, writer, camera operator, and script editor. Mafilm Studios, Hungary, worked as an electrician, boom operator, camera operator, camera assistant, production manager, and laboratory assistant, between 1957 and 1968. Photographer for commercials.

Member:

Hungarian Society of Cinematographers, American Society of Cinematographers.

Awards, Honors:

Hungarian Film and Television Critics prizes, 1970, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1984, and 1987; Bela Balasz Prize, 1974; Special Prize of the Jury, photography, Montreal World Film Festival, 1979, for Szabadits meg a gonosztol!; decorated merited artist, 1980, and honored artist, 1985; Annual CableACE Award, National Cable Television Association, c. 1990, for The Josephine Baker Story; Emmy Award, outstanding individual achievement in cinematography for a miniseries or special, 1996, and American Society of Cinematographers Award nomination, outstanding achievement in cinematography in movies of the week or pilots, 1997, both for Rasputin; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding cinematography for a miniseries or movie, 2001, for Anne Frank: The Whole Story.

CREDITS

Film Cinematographer:

Holtag (short documentary; also known as Navigate), 1967.

Meddig el az ember? (documentary; also known as How Long Does a Man Matter?), 1967.

Szeretnek csakot csinalni (short film; also known as I Want to Make a Paper Hat), 1968.

A nagy kek jelzes—avagy a hueseg jutalma (also known as A nagy kek jelzes), Mafilm, 1969.

Latogatas (short documentary; also known as The Visit), 1969.

Sziget a szarazfoeldoen (also known as Island on the Continent and The Lady from Constantinople), Mokep, 1969.

Arc (also known as Face), Metafilm, 1970.

Bartok Bela: az ejszaka zeneje (short documentary; also known as Bela Bartok: The Music of the Night, Bela Bartok: The Night's Music, and The Night Music), [Hungary], 1970.

Buentetoeexpedicio (short film; also known as Punitive Expedition), 1970.

Magasiskola (also known as The Falcons), Mafilm, 1970.

Madarkak (also known as The Birds and Little Birdie), Mafilm, 1971.

Sarika, dragam (also known as Sarah, My Dear), 1971.

Stafeta (also known as Relay Race), Mafilm, 1971.

Egy kis hely a nap alatt, Hunnia, 1973.

Fotografia (documentary; also known as Photography, Fotografi, and Valokuvaus), Mafilm/Hunnia, 1973.

Kakuk Marci (also known as Martin Cuckoo), Budapest Jatekfilmstudio, 1973.

Regi idoek focija (also known as Football of the Good Old Days), Hungarian Filmproduction, 1973.

Almodo ifjusag (also known as Dreaming Youth), Mafilm, 1974.

Egyszerue toertenet (documentary; also known as A Commonplace Story and An Everyday Story), Budapest Filmstudio, 1974.

Szilveszter (short film), 1974.

Bastyasetany hetvennegy (also known as Singing on the Treadmill, Bastyasetany 74, and Chantons a la chaine), Mafilm/Hunnia, 1974, subtitled version released by International Home Cinema, 1987.

Istenmezejen 1972-73 (also known as A Hungarian Village and Istenmezejen 1972-73-ban), Mafilm, 1975.

Pokfoci (also known as Spider Football), Mafilm, 1976.

Talpuk alatt fuetyuel a szel (also known as The Wind Blows under Your Feet), Mokep, 1976.

Voeroes rekviem (also known as Requiem for a Revolutionary), Hunnia, 1976.

Herkulesfuerdoei emlek (also known as Improperly Dressed, Strange Masquerade, and A Strange Role), 1976, subtitled version released by Pike Films, 1980.

A ketfenekue dob, 1977.

Saman (also known as Shaman), Hunnia, 1977.

Kihajolni veszelyes (also known as Don't Hang out the Window and Don't Lean out the Window), Dialog Filmstudio/Hungarofilm, 1978.

A trombitas (also known as The Trumpeter), Hunnia/Mafilm, 1979.

Szabadits meg a gonosztol! (also known as Deliver Us from Evil), Hunnia/Mafilm, 1979.

Majd holnap (also known as Maybe Tomorrow), Hunnia/Mafilm, 1980.

Oeroekseg (also known as The Heiresses, The Heritage, The Inheritance, and Les heritieres), Hunnia/Mafilm, 1980.

Utolso eloetti itelet, Hungarian Filmproduction/Hunnia/Mafilm, 1980.

Vammentes hazassag (also known as Duty Free Marriage and Tullivapaa avioliitto), Kinosto, 1980.

Vasarnapi szueloek (also known as Sunday Daughters and Sunday Parents), Facets Multimedia Distribution, 1980.

A koncert (music documentary; also known as The Concert), 1981.

Ripacsok (also known as Ham Actors and The Salamon & Stock Show), Hungarian Filmproduction/Mafilm/Hunnia, 1981.

Doegkeselyue (also known as The Vulture), Mokep, 1982.

Kabala (also known as Mascot), 1982.

Szerencses Daniel (also known as Daniel Takes a Train), Facets Multimedia Distribution, 1983.

Hosszu vagta (also known as Brady's Escape and The Long Ride), Mafilm/Satori, 1984.

Szirmok, viragok, koszoruk (also known as Flowers of Reverie), Facets Multimedia Distribution/Mokep, 1984.

A nagy generacio (also known as The Great Generation), Mokep, 1985.

Der schwarze Tanner (also known as The Black Tanner, Tanner, the Rebellion, Kartoffelkrieg, Tanner l'irreductible, and Vuoriston erakko), VCL Communications, 1985.

(As Elemer Regalyi) Tarsasutazas (documentary; also known as Package Tour), Objektiv Film, 1985, subtitled version released by New Yorker Films, 1987.

Csak egy mozi (also known as Just a Movie), 1986.

Csok, anyu! (also known as Love, Mother), Mafilm Objektiv Filmstudio, 1986.

Embriok, Mokep, 1986.

Varazslat—Queen Budapesten (concert film; also known as Magic—Queen in Budapest and Queen Live in Budapest), 1986.

Miss Arizona, Hunnia/Mafilm, 1987.

Hol volt, hol nem volt (also known as A Hungarian Fairy Tale), Hunnia/Mafilm/Objektiv Film, 1987, subtitled version released by M. D. Wax Courier Films, 1988.

Hanna's War (also known as Innocent Heroes), 1988.

Mack the Knife (also known as Threepenny Opera, Mack, el chuchillo, and Mackie majcher), 21st Century Releasing, 1989.

(As Elemer Regalyi) The Phantom of the Opera (also known as Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera," Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture, El fantasma de la opera, Il fantasma dell'opera, Le fantome de l'opera, O fantasma da opera—O filme, Oopperan kummitus, and Phantom der Opera), 21st Century Releasing, 1989.

Tusztoertenet (also known as Stand Off and Historia de Rehenes), Mafilm Objektiv Filmstudio, 1989.

Reise der Hoffnung (also known as Journey of Hope and Umud'a yolculuk), 1990, subtitled version released by Miramax, 1991.

Mesmer (also known as Dr. Mesmer—O feiticeiro), Mayfair Entertainment/Nomadic Pictures, 1994.

Never Talk to Strangers (also known as L'inconnu and Spiel mit dem Feuer), TriStar, 1995.

A Kid in King Arthur's Court (also known as Aventuras en la corte del rey Arturo, Chlopak na dworze kroka Artura, Egy koelyoek Artur kiraly udvaraban, Firlama soevalye, Knightskater—Ritter auf Roller-blades, Le kid et le roi, Uma viagem a corte do rei Artur, Un joven en la corte del rey Arturo, and Un ragazzo alla corte di re Artu), Buena Vista, 1996.

Sztracsatella (also known as Stracciatella), 1996.

A miniszter felrelep (also known as Out of Order), 1997.

Jakob the Liar (also known as Illusions d'un mentider, Ilusiones de un mentiroso, Jakob—Valehtelija, Jakob der Luegner, Jakob il bugiardo, Jakob le menteur, Jakob mincinosul, Um sinal de esperanca, Una senal de esperanza, and Yakov Ha-Shakran), Columbia/TriStar, 1999.

An American Rhapsody (also known as American Rhapsody, Amerikai rapszodia, Amerykanska rapsodia, La pesadilla de susi, Min amerikanske familie, and Uma rapsodia americana), Paramount Classics, 2001.

Apam beajulna (also known as Daddy Goes Nuts), Megafilm, 2003.

King Solomon's Jewel, [Hungary], 2003.

A Rozsa enekei (also known as Rose's Songs), 21st Century DreamQuest Films, 2003.

(As Elemer Regalyi) Egy het Pesten es Budan (also known as A Long Weekend in Pest and Buda), 2003, Bunyik Entertainment, 2006.

Szerelemtoel sujtva (also known as Down by Love), 2003, 21st Century DreamQuest Films, 2007.

Europabol Europaba (short documentary; also known as From Europe to Europe), 2004.

Ring of the Nibelungs (also known as Curse of the Ring, Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King, Kingdom in Twilight, The Ring, Sword of Xanten, A maldicao do anel, Die Nibelungen, Die Nibelungen—Der Fluch des Drachen, El reino del anillo, I katara tou dahtylidiou, L'anneau sacre, La maldicion del anillo, La saga dei Nibelunghi, and Legenda Niebelungin sormuksesta), Columbia/TriStar, 2004, also released as a miniseries, Sat.1 (Germany), 2004, Channel 4 (England), 2005, and Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

The Moon and the Stars, Shoreline Entertainment, 2007.

Film Camera Operator:

Igy joettem (also known as My Way Home), 1965.

Assistant camera operator, Csend es kialtas (also known as Silence and Cry), Mafilm/21st Century DreamQuest Films, 1967.

Film Director:

Szilveszter (short film), 1974.

Segment director, Europabol Europaba (short documentary; also known as From Europe to Europe), 2004.

Csudafilm, Hungaricom, 2005.

Film Work; Other:

Script editor, Elveszett illuziok (also known as Lost Illusions and Illusions perdues), Objectiv Film, 1983.

Film Appearances:

Cigany, A Harangok Romaba mentek (also known as The Bells Have Gone to Rome), Budapest Filmstudio, 1958.

Foehadnagy, Meg ker a nep (also known as The People Still Ask and Red Psalm), Mafilm, 1972, subtitled version released by Audio Brandon, 1973.

Regi idoek focija (also known as Football of the Good Old Days), Hungarian Filmproduction, 1973.

Apam beajulna (also known as Daddy Goes Nuts), Megafilm, 2003.

Television Photography Director; Miniseries:

The Gravy Train Goes East, Channel 4 (England) and France 2 (FR2, France), 1991.

Charlemagne, le prince a cheval (also known as Charlemagne, Carlo Magno, and Karl der Grosse), France 2 (FR2, France), 1993.

Family Pictures (also known as Retratos de familia and Szenen einer Familie), ABC, 1993.

David Copperfield, TNT, 2000.

In the Beginning (also known as Am Anfang, Au commencement, Em busca da terra prometida, En el comienzo, No comeco, No inicio, and Stin arhi tou hronou), NBC, 2000.

Anne Frank: The Whole Story (also known as Anne Frank), ABC, 2001.

Dracula (also known as Dracula's Curse, Dracula: El horror es real, Il bacio di Dracula, and O beijo do Dracula), 2002.

Ring of the Nibelungs (also known as Curse of the Ring, Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King, Kingdom in Twilight, The Ring, Sword of Xanten, A maldicao do anel, Die Nibelungen, Die Nibelungen—Der Fluch des Drachen, El reino del anillo, I katara tou dahtylidiou, L'anneau sacre, La maldicion del anillo, La saga dei Nibelunghi, and Legenda Niebelungin sormuksesta), Sat.1 (Germany), 2004, Channel 4 (England), 2005, and Sci-Fi Channel, 2006, also released as a feature film, Columbia/TriStar, 2004.

Television Photography Director; Movies:

Murderers among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story (also known as Recht, nicht Rache), HBO, 1989.

Red King, White Knight, HBO, 1989.

Judgment (also known as Jugement, O julgamento, and Violacao de um menor), HBO, 1990.

Max and Helen, TNT, 1990.

The Josephine Baker Story (also known as Die Josephine-Baker-Story), HBO, c. 1990.

Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (also known as Power Play: The Jackie Presser Story), HBO, 1992.

Passport to Murder (also known as Agente secreta, Matkalla murhaan, Pasaporte para matar, and Ticket in den Tod), NBC, 1993.

Catherine the Great (also known as Catalina la Grande, Catarina, a Grande, Caterina di Russia, Catherine la Grande, Katarina den stora, and Katharina die Grosse), Arts and Entertainment, 1995.

Rasputin (also known as Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny, Raspoutine, and Rasputin, su verdadera historia), HBO, 1996.

Trilogy of Terror II (also known as Trilogy of Terror and Triss i skraeck), USA Network, 1996.

The Hunchback (also known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Quasimodo), TNT, 1997.

Ms. Scrooge, USA Network, 1997.

Crime and Punishment (also known as Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment"), NBC, 1998.

"A Knight in Camelot" (also known as "Ein Ritter in Camelot," "Le chevalier hors du temps," "Med datorn i Camelot," "Uma cavaleira em Camelot," "Un caballero en Camelot," and "Un cavaller a Camelot"), The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 1998.

Mary, Mother of Jesus (also known as Mary & Jesus, Fecioara Maria, Maria—Die heilige Mutter Gottes, Maria, em nome da fe, Maria madre de Jesus, Maria, madre de Jesus, Maria, mae de Jesus, Maria, i mitera tou lisou, and Marie, mere de Jesus), NBC, 1999.

Television Director; Movies:

Fekete feher (also known as Nincs kegyelem), [Hungary], 2006.

Television Photography Director; Episodic:

Maigret (also known as Inspector Maigret and Maigret II), Granada Television, various episodes, 1992-93, broadcast on Mystery!, PBS, 1992-93, and 1994.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Kuesoe-Belsoe eletmuedijas: Romvari Jozsef, [Hungary], 1995.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

(With others) Csudafilm, Hungaricom, 2005.

Film Music:

Vasarnapi szueloek (also known as Sunday Daughters and Sunday Parents), Facets Multimedia Distribution, 1980.

Teleplays; Movies:

Fekete feher (also known as Nincs kegyelem), [Hungary], 2006.

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