This post is a Web reference for the late, great Gordon Willis, ASC, with annotated links to all the interesting online texts and videos, interviews and articles, that I could find about the cinematographer.
In a future post, I will offer a conclusion to my three previous posts about Gordon Willis. The posts were based on the tribute I organized with Stephen Pizzello at Camerimage 2014, with help from ASC members Caleb Deschanel, Ed Lachman, Matthew Libatique and Vilmos Zsigmond. (My friend Stephen recently finished writing a book about Gordon.)
Gordon Willis receiving a standing ovation at the ceremony for his 2009 honorary Oscar
In preparing my future post, I wanted to be sure that I consulted all the most important online material about Gordon. As I researched, compiled and annotated this list of links, I realized that it might be of service to others interested in exploring Gordon’s work, as there is no other such reference, to my knowledge.
So below is my annotated web reference for Gordon Willis. Note that this resource does not include any film excerpts, just material directly about Gordon, and his cinematography.
1. AC tribute
2. Richard Crudo
3. John Bailey
4. Gordon’s Oscar
5. Visions of Light
6. Cinematographer Style
7. Craft Truck
8. other interviews
9. articles & biographies
10. the Willis frame
11. selected obituaries
Of course, I would be delighted to get any additions or comments you may have. So, if I have missed some important text or video, please let me know. I plan to keep updating this page so it can remain a good reference.
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