Albert Band

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Albert Band
Albert Band.jpg
Born Alfredo Antonnini
(1924-05-07)May 7, 1924
Paris, France
Died June 14, 2002(2002-06-14) (aged 78)
Los Angeles
Other names Artemio Antonini
Alfredo Antonini
Occupation Film producer, film director, screenwriter
Years active 1951–96
Spouse(s) Jacquelyn Richardson

Albert Band (May 7, 1924 – June 14, 2002) was an American film director and film producer. He was the son of artist Max Band, father of filmmaker Charles Band and of film composer Richard Band. He is the grandfather of Alex Band and Taryn Band.

Life and career[edit]

Band was born in Paris, France, the son of Bertha and Max Band, an artist. His mother was born in Russia and his father was from Kudirkos Naumiestis, Lithuania.[1] He escaped from Paris to the United States with his family prior to the German Occupation. He graduated from Hollywood High School.

Interested in film, he became an apprentice at Warner Bros.[2] where he developed contacts eventually becoming an assistant director on John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle, then adapting the story The Red Badge of Courage for Huston's film of the same name.

He made his debut as a producer and director in The Young Guns combining the two then popular genres of Westerns and Juvenile Delinquent films. In the late 1950s he moved to Europe producing a variety of films beginning in Sweden with Face of Fire based on another of Stephen Crane's stories, The Monster.

Filmography[edit]

Producer[edit]

  • Zarkorr! The Invader (1996) (executive producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Zarkorr!
  • Oblivion 2: Backlash (1996) (co-producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Backlash: Oblivion 2 (USA: video box title)
  • Magic Island (1995) (V) (producer)
  • Castle Freak (1995) (executive producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Stuart Gordon's Castle Freak (USA: complete title)
  • Pet Shop (1995) (producer)
  • Dragonworld (1994) (producer)
  • Oblivion (1994) (co-producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Welcome to Oblivion (USA)
  • Remote (1993) (V) (producer)
  • Trancers III (1992) (V) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Death Lives
    • ... a.k.a. Future Cop III
  • Doctor Mordrid (1992) (producer)
  • Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992) (executive producer)
  • Joey Takes a Cab (1991) (producer)
  • The Pit and the Pendulum (1991) (V) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. The Inquisitor (USA: DVD title)
  • Robot Jox (1990) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Robojox
  • Ghoulies II (1987) (producer)
  • Ghost Warrior (1986) (executive producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Swordkill
  • TerrorVision (1986) (producer)
  • Troll (1986) (producer)
  • Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983) (executive producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Metalstorm (USA: short title)
  • She Came to the Valley (1979) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Texas in Flames
  • Dracula's Dog (1978) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Dracula contro Zombi (Italy)
    • ... a.k.a. Zoltan il cane di Dracula (Italy)
    • ... a.k.a. Zoltan, Hound of Dracula (UK)
  • Cinderella (1977) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Cinderella: The Movie (Australia: video title)
    • ... a.k.a. The Other Cinderella (UK)
  • Mansion of the Doomed (1976) (supervising executive producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Eyes
    • ... a.k.a. Eyes of Dr. Chaney
    • ... a.k.a. Eyes of the Living Dead (Philippines: English title)
    • ... a.k.a. House of Blood
    • ... a.k.a. Massacre Mansion (UK: video title)
    • ... a.k.a. The Terror of Dr. Chaney (UK)
  • Little Cigars (1973) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. The Little Cigars Mob (USA)
  • Un minuto per pregare, un instante per morire (1968) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die
    • ... a.k.a. Dead or Alive
    • ... a.k.a. Dove vai ti ammazzo
    • ... a.k.a. Escondido
    • ... a.k.a. Outlaw Gun
  • I crudeli (1967) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Hellbenders (USA)
    • ... a.k.a. Los despiadados (Spain)
    • ... a.k.a. The Cruel Ones (USA)
    • ... a.k.a. The Hellbenders (USA)
  • Gli uomini dal passo pesante (1965) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Les forcenés (France)
    • ... a.k.a. Showdown
    • ... a.k.a. The Tramplers (USA)
  • Hercules and the Princess of Troy (1965) (TV) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Hercules vs. the Sea Monster
  • Massacro al Grande Canyon (1964) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Grand Canyon Massacre (USA)
    • ... a.k.a. I pascoli rossi (Italy)
    • ... a.k.a. Massacre at Grand Canyon (USA)
    • ... a.k.a. Red Pastures (USA)
  • Duello nel Texas (1963) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Gringo (Spain)
    • ... a.k.a. Gunfight at Red Sands (USA)
  • La leggenda di Enea (1962) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Conquérants héroiques (France)
    • ... a.k.a. The Avenger (USA)
    • ... a.k.a. The Last Glory of Troy (USA: TV title)
    • ... a.k.a. War of the Trojans (UK)
  • Face of Fire (1959) (producer)
    • ... a.k.a. Mannen utan ansikte (Sweden)
  • I Bury the Living (1958) (producer)
  • The Young Guns (1956) (producer) (uncredited)

Director[edit]

Actor[edit]

  • Trancers II (1991) .... Chili Man
    • ... a.k.a. Future Cop II
    • ... a.k.a. Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth (USA: video box title)
    • ... a.k.a. Trancers II: The Two Faces of Death
  • Troll (1986) .... Older couple on TV
  • Tourist Trap (1979) (uncredited) .... Waxwork Grandfather
  • End of the World (1977) .... Awards Party Guest
  • The Red Badge of Courage (1951) (uncredited) .... Union Soldier Fording River
  • Specter of the Rose (1946) (uncredited) .... Man

Writer[edit]

  • She Came to the Valley (1979) (writer)
    • ... a.k.a. Texas in Flames
  • Auditions (1978) (writer)
  • Un minuto per pregare, un instante per morire (1968) (writer)
    • ... a.k.a. A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die
    • ... a.k.a. Dead or Alive
    • ... a.k.a. Dove vai ti ammazzo
    • ... a.k.a. Escondido
    • ... a.k.a. Outlaw Gun
  • I crudeli (1967) (story)
    • ... a.k.a. Hellbenders (USA)
    • ... a.k.a. Los despiadados (Spain)
    • ... a.k.a. The Cruel Ones (USA)
    • ... a.k.a. The Hellbenders (USA)
  • Gli uomini dal passo pesante (1965) (writer) (as Alfredo Antonini)
    • ... a.k.a. Les forcenés (France)
    • ... a.k.a. Showdown
    • ... a.k.a. The Tramplers (USA)
  • Massacro al Grande Canyon (1964) (writer)
    • ... a.k.a. Grand Canyon Massacre (USA)
    • ... a.k.a. I pascoli rossi (Italy)
    • ... a.k.a. Massacre at Grand Canyon (USA)
    • ... a.k.a. Red Pastures (USA)
  • Duello nel Texas (1963) (screenplay)
    • ... a.k.a. Gringo (Spain)
    • ... a.k.a. Gunfight at Red Sands (USA)
  • La leggenda di Enea (1962) (adaptation)
    • ... a.k.a. Conquérants héroiques (France)
    • ... a.k.a. The Avenger (USA)
    • ... a.k.a. The Last Glory of Troy (USA: TV title)
    • ... a.k.a. War of the Trojans (UK)
  • Face of Fire (1959) (writer)
    • ... a.k.a. Mannen utan ansikte (Sweden)
  • Footsteps in the Night (1957) (screenplay) (story)
  • The Red Badge of Courage (1951) (adaptation)

Other[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Albert Band Interview Rausch, Andrew J.& Dequina, Michael Fifty Filmmakers: Conversations with Directors from Roger Avary to Steven Zaillian McFarland, 2008

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