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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 previewHistorical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema (2017)

by Karina Aveyard, Albert Moran, Errol Vieth

Alex Proyas directed, produced, and cowrote the screenplay for this science fiction film, which was filmed at Fox Studios, Sydney, as well as in Los Angeles. It represents an Australian film in a genre in which there have been few other examples. Critics have likened it to Blade Runner but suggest that while the former extrapolated along current trends at the time it was made, Dark City presents a unique vision of dystopia. With an international cast that featured Rufus Sewell, Jennifer ...

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 Bornedal (Denmark) David S. Goyer (USA/Canada) Len Wiseman (USA/UK) James Mangold David Moreau, Xavier Palud (USA/Canada) Kathryn Bigelow Jean-François Richet (France/Canada/Italy) John Simpson John Moore (Canada/ USA) ...

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), Rochelle Davis (Sarah), Jon Polito; US: 1994 ( Gas). This film, Brandon Lee's final screen perfrormance, is taken from a graphic novel ...

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. The 'real' world of both films, whether the city initially seems light or dark, ...

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 5Th Ed (2010)

by David Thomson

Dark City (98, Alex Proyas); A Soldier's Sweetheart (98, Thomas Michael Donnelly); Break Up (98, Paul Marcus); After Alice (99,

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