Cinematographers at Cannes 2015

    The 2015 Cannes Film Festival has just begun. Although there is a lot of publicity about the films and directors at Cannes, much less is said about the cinematographers. As a start, this post lists some of the films that will be screened in the next 11 days, and identifies some of cinematographers involved. There are,

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    Gordon Willis: A Web Reference

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    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

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    Gordon Willis Tribute – THE GODFATHER PART II

    Gordon Willis metering on the set of Godfather

    This post continues excerpts from a tribute to the late, great Gordon Willis, ASC, that I organized with Stephen Pizzello at Camerimage last November, with help from ASC members Caleb Deschanel, Ed Lachman, Matthew Libatique and Vilmos Zsigmond. My friend Stephen is both Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the American Cinematographer, and has also recently finished

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    Gordon Willis Tribute – THE GODFATHER

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    This post continues excerpts from a tribute to the late, great Gordon Willis, ASC, that I organized with Stephen Pizzello at Camerimage last November, with comments by ASC members Caleb Deschanel, Ed Lachman, Matthew Libatique and Vilmos Zsigmond. My friend Stephen is both Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the American Cinematographer, and has also recently finished

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    Gordon Willis Tribute – KLUTE

    Gordon Willis Tribute - Camerimage

    This post features excerpts from a tribute to the late, great Gordon Willis, ASC, that I organized with Stephen Pizzello at Camerimage last November, with comments by ASC members Caleb Deschanel, Ed Lachman, Matthew Libatique and Vilmos Zsigmond. This first post focuses on the pioneering cinematography of Klute. The tribute took place during the 2014

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    3/6/2015

    Almost Famous – 6 Extra Cinematography Nominees

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    This post presents 6 cinematographers that were not nominated for the 3 major awards this past season. Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan with cinematography by Gökhan Tiryaki +++ and the nominees were… Many of us are presently suffering from post-awards-season fatigue. The months of December to January are filled with a flurry of Hollywood

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    Mommy – Interview with André Turpin

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    This post is an expanded version of my interview with André Turpin about his striking cinematography for Mommy in the February issue of American Cinematographer. I met with André at Camerimage. This text may make more sense if you have read my interview with the film’s director, Xavier Dolan, in the previous post. +++ Cinematographer

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