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December 05, 2011

Cameraman The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

A star-studded documentary about one of the greatest Oscar-winning cinematographers, who captured the beauty of such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Sophia Loren in such memorable classics as The African Queen; The Red Shoes; Barefoot Contessa; and Black Narcissus. With a career spanning more than 80 years, the passionate documentary reveals the craft of one of cinema's most indelible image-makers, Jack Cardiff. Includes bonus features.

In his long career Jack Cardiff was an exceptional innovator camera operator, and eventually a director. His work with Technicolor and his willingness to experiment has provided the engine for the growth and experimentation with film and how a scene is composed for the lens. This is a very insightful documentary for those who want to know a camera operator's work experience and for those who want to hear a little movie gossip. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 53638-D 90 minutes 2011

Posted by mcmike at December 5, 2011 08:47 AM

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