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Alex Proyas


Who is Alex Proyas?

Alex Proyas: Alexander "Alex" Proyas is an Egyptian-born Greek-Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer. Proyas is best known for directing the films The Crow, Dark City, I, Robot, and Knowing and for employing stylish photographic techniques in his films, with dark overtones usually in a post-apocalyptic setting.

  • also known as Alexander Proyas, Alexander Alex Proyas, Alexandros "Alex" Proyas, Alexandros Proyas
  • born on (52 years ago) in Cairo
  • ethnicity: Greek Australian
  • nationality: Australia, Egypt
  • profession: Screenwriter, film director, film producer, music video director, cinematographer
  • read more about Alex Proyas (film director)

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Google previewThe Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2012)

by George Mann

Director:Alex Proyas Producers: Andrew Mason, Alex Proyas Screenplay: Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs,David S.Goyer Starring:Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson, William Hurt Dark City isa bleak, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed. (2004)

by John Kenneth Muir

Director Alex Proyas revels in gratuitous, disgusting violence.” —Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer, May 10, 1994. “The Crow has always been a kind ofliving dead Batman, in both the comic series and the first film, and surprisingly, ...

Google previewA Sci-Fi Movie Lexicon II

by Morten Schive Taraldsvik

Director Alex Proyas was attached to direct the project in February 2005. Summit Entertainment took on the responsibility to fully finance and distribute the film. Proyas and Stuart Hazeldine rewrote the draft for production, which began on ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Film Composers (2015)

by Thomas S. Hischak

Three years later Director Guillermo del Toro Alex Proyas (USA/Germany) John Moore Wes Craven (USA/Germany) Lee Tamahori Tommy Lee Jones (USA/ France) Wes Craven Len Wiseman John Moore Roland Joffé (USA/Russia) Ole ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema (2005)

by Errol Vieth, Albert Moran

Alex Proyas was one of the screenplay writers, and also producer and director for this science fiction film, which was filmed in Fox Studios, Sydney, as well ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion and Film (2011)

by Eric Michael Mazur

Alex Proyas. Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood.

Google previewCritical Dictionary of Film and Television Theory (2005)

by Roberta Pearson, Philip Simpson

where life is a made-forTV simulation, and Blade Runner's retro environment is transposed into Dark City (Alex Proyas, 1998), where the pastiche of styles is revealed as a malicious experiment imposed by controlling producers.

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2010)

Completely Updated and Expanded by David Thomson

The Crow (94, Alex Proyas); Street Fighter ( 94, Steven de Souza); Judge Dredd (9-'5, Danny Cannon); City Hall (95, Harold ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Martial Arts Movies (1995)

by Bill Palmer, Karen Palmer, Ric Meyers

Miramax/Dimension; Dir: Alex Proyas; Pro: Ed Pressman; Ex.Pro: Robert Rosen; S.P: David J. Schow, John Shirley; Based on a Graphic Novel by: James 0' Barr; Cast: Brandon Lee, Sofia Shinas, Michael Wincott, Ernie Hudson (Albrecht), ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film (2000)

Ali Baba to Zombies by R. G. Young

W: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Ian Richardson, Richard O'Brien, William Hurt WRIT & D: Alex Proyas Bizarre, innovative fantasy: Man finds himself in surreal urban setting, breaks out to Eden The Dark Crystal 1982.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1999)

by John Clute, John Grant

Dir Alex Proyas. Vfx Andrew Mason. Screenplay David J. Schow (1955- ), John Shirley (1954- ). Based on the COMIC by James O'Barr. Starring Rochelle Davis ( Sarah), Ernie Hudson (Albrecht), Brandon Lee (Eric Draven), Bai Ling (Myca), ...

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