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Wolfgang Petersen
Wolfgang Petersen

Wolfgang Petersen (born March 14, 1941 in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany) is a German film director. from the German wikipedia, came from http://www. ... from the German wikipedia, came from http://www. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Map of Germany showing the location of Emden Emden is a city and seaport in the northwest of Germany, on river Ems. ... With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...


Petersen is best known for the classic of World War II submarine warfare, Das Boot. Combatants Allies: • Soviet Union, • UK & Commonwealth, • USA, • France/Free France, • China, • Poland, • ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Japan, • Italy, • ...and others Casualties Military dead: 18 million Civilian dead: 33 million Full list Military dead: 7 million Civilian dead: 4 million Full list World War II, also known as the Second World... HMS Vanguard, a Vanguard-class nuclear ballistic missile (SSBN) submarine HMCS Windsor, a Victoria-class diesel-electric hunter-killer (SSK) submarine HMAS Rankin, a Collins-class diesel-electric guided missile (SSG) submarine USS Virginia, a Virginia-class nuclear attack (SSN) submarine A submarine is a specialized watercraft that can operate... Das Boot (IPA: , German for The Boat) is a film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, adapted from a novel of the same name by Lothar-Günther Buchheim. ...


Wolfgang Petersen was born during World War II on 14 March 1941 in the small north German community of Emden, where the Ems River flows into the North Sea. From 1953 to 1960 Petersen attended the Johanneum school in Hamburg. In the 1960s he was directing plays at Hamburg's Ernst Deutsch Theater. After studying theater in Berlin and Hamburg, Petersen attended the Film and Television Academy in Berlin (1966–1970). His first film productions were for German television, and it was during his work on the popular German Tatort ("Crime Scene") TV series that he first met and worked with the actor Jürgen Prochnow — who would later appear as the U-boat captain in Das Boot. Combatants Allies: • Soviet Union, • UK & Commonwealth, • USA, • France/Free France, • China, • Poland, • ...and others Axis: • Germany, • Japan, • Italy, • ...and others Casualties Military dead: 18 million Civilian dead: 33 million Full list Military dead: 7 million Civilian dead: 4 million Full list World War II, also known as the Second World... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ... Map of Germany showing the location of Emden Emden is a city and seaport in the northwest of Germany, on river Ems. ... The Ems (German; Dutch: Eems) is a river in northwestern Germany and northeastern Netherlands. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Alster Lake at dusk Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and with the Hamburg Harbour, its principal port. ... (help· info), IPA: , is the capital city as well as a state of Germany, and also the countrys largest city. ... Tatort (Crime Scene) is a long-running German crime television series. ... Jürgen Prochnow Jürgen Prochnow (June 10, 1941 in Berlin) is a German actor. ... U-boat is also a nickname for some diesel locomotives built by GE; see List of GE locomotives October 1939. ...


One of his first efforts was the 1977 Die Konsequenz, a b/w 16mm adaptation of Alexander Ziegler's autobiographical novel of pederastic love, a movie considered "one of the best `70s gay dramas." [1] In its time it was considered so radical that when first broadcast in Germany, the Bavarian network turned off the transmitters rather than broadcast it. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Pederasty as idealized by the ancient Greeks, was a relationship and bond between an adolescent boy and an adult man outside of his immediate family. ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ...


Petersen's first actual full-blown Hollywood effort (also filmed at the Bavaria Studios complex in Germany), Enemy Mine (1985), was neither a critical nor a box office success. He finally hit his stride in 1993 with the assassination thriller In the Line of Fire. Starring Clint Eastwood as an angst-ridden presidential Secret Service guard, In the Line of Fire gave Petersen the box office clout he needed to direct another suspense thriller, Outbreak (1995), starring Dustin Hoffman. The 1997 Petersen blockbuster, Air Force One, did very well at the box office, while getting a mix of opinions from movie critics. In another recent project, Petersen executive-produced (but did not direct) Red Corner starring Richard Gere. ... In the Line of Fire is a 1993 film about a psychopath who attempts to assassinate the President of the United States. ... Clint Eastwood Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... USSS redirects here. ... Dustin Hoffman Hoffman with Ben Stiller in 2004s Meet the Fockers. ... Air Force One is a 1997 action movie starring Harrison Ford as the President of the United States, and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. ... RED CORNER is the name of an ever growing web site. ... Richard Tiffany Gere (born August 31, 1949) is an American actor. ...


By 1998 at the age of 57, Petersen was an established Hollywood director, with the power to both re-release his classic Das Boot in a new director's cut and to helm star-studded action-thrillers such as In the Line of Fire and Air Force One for Sony Pictures' Columbia/TriStar. For both Air Force One and Outbreak (but not for The Perfect Storm) Petersen teamed up with the German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who has also worked frequently with director Martin Scorsese. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... In the Line of Fire is a 1993 film about a psychopath who attempts to assassinate the President of the United States. ... Air Force One is a 1997 action movie starring Harrison Ford as the President of the United States, and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. ... Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is the television and film production unit of Japan-based corporate giant Sony. ... B C D E F G UN Categories: | | | | | | | | | | | ... Michael Ballhaus (born 5 August 1935, Eichelsdorf, Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany) is a German cinematographer and director of photography. ... Martin Scorsese at Cannes in 2002 Martin Scorsese (born November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York, USA) is an American film director. ...


At the end of 2005 Petersen was cementing his image as the master of the sea epic with Poseidon (film), a re-telling of the 1969 Paul Gallico novel (and 1972 film) "The Poseidon Adventure." As of December 05 the film was beginning post-production and scheduled to be released in May of 2006 by Warner Bros. Poseidon is a movie remake of the classic disaster film The Poseidon Adventure. ... Paul Gallico, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Paul William Gallico (July 26, 1897-July 15, 1976) was a fabulously successful U.S. novelist and short story writer. ... The Poseidon Adventure was a 1972 action film and adventure film based on a novel by Paul Gallico. ...


In 2006 he was scheduled to direct the film adaptation of Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Since then the project has been pushed back in order to finish Poseidon. The cover art of Enders Game Enders Game (1985) is the best-known novel by Orson Scott Card, set in a future where mankind is facing annihilation by an aggressive alien society, the insectoid Buggers (more formally known as Formics). Faced with extreme odds, humanity undertakes a coordinated... Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is a prolific and best-selling author working in numerous genres. ... In Greek mythology, Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) was the god of the sea, and of earthquakes, as Earth-Shaker, and of horses. ...


Selected filmography

Enders Game is a movie that is currently in preproduction. ... Poseidon is a movie remake of the classic disaster film The Poseidon Adventure. ... Troy is a movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, which is described in Homers Iliad and other Greek myths as having taken place in Anatolia (modern Turkey) around the 13th or 12th century BC. It stars, among others: Brad Pitt as Achilles, Eric Bana as... B C D E F G UN Categories: | | | | | | | | | | | ... RED CORNER is the name of an ever growing web site. ... Air Force One is a 1997 action movie starring Harrison Ford as the President of the United States, and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. ... In the Line of Fire is a 1993 film about a psychopath who attempts to assassinate the President of the United States. ... Clint Eastwood Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Enemy Mine is a science fiction story by Barry B. Longyear. ... Region 1 DVD cover The NeverEnding Story, or Die Unendliche Geschichte (its German title), is the 1984 film adaptation of the fantasy novel by Michael Ende. ... Das Boot (IPA: , German for The Boat) is a film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, adapted from a novel of the same name by Lothar-Günther Buchheim. ...

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Wolfgang Petersen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (469 words)
Wolfgang Petersen (born March 14, 1941 in Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany) is a German film director.
Wolfgang Petersen was born during World War II on 14 March 1941 in the small north German community of Emden, where the Ems River flows into the North Sea.
At the end of 2005 Petersen was cementing his image as the master of the sea epic with Poseidon (film), a re-telling of the 1969 Paul Gallico novel (and 1972 film) "The Poseidon Adventure." As of December 05 the film was beginning post-production and scheduled to be released in May of 2006 by Warner Bros.
Wolfgang Petersen (327 words)
Wolfgang Petersen was born in 1941 in Emden.
Petersen has created a vast array of films across genres, from the children’s film the Neverending Story to highly political dramas and adventure movies.
Other films his Wolfgang Petersen are: The Never Ending Story (1984), Enemy Mine (1985), In the Line of Fire (1993), Outbreak (1995), Air Force One (1997) and The Perfect Storm (2000).
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