Category Archives: cinematographer

Blackmail and The Ring

We recorded these early Hitchcock films and enjoyed both.  They are slow moving films, both being 1:45.  They are historic in many ways.  Blackmail is the first British “talkie” and also has Hitchcock’s longest on screen cameo.   click here … Continue reading

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RIP Michael Ballhaus

As Bill Cutforth pointed out yesterday prior to the screening of Broadcast News, Michael Ballhaus, 3 time nominated cinematographer passed away on April 12.  Although not winning any Oscars he won many awards worldwide for his work.  He was the … Continue reading

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Arthur Miller – Director of Photography

Arthur was known as one of Hollywood’s most accomplished lighting cameramen, a master at black and white cinematography.  With 7 Oscar nominations resulting in 3 awards.  He worked exclusively at Fox Films and today we’ll watch The Gunfighter, his second … Continue reading

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Orson Welles

Thanks to Terry for sending me this link on Youtube of some old footage Wells made but never finished. Click here

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Gordon Willis – cinematographer on Klute

One of the most creative cinematographers.  His nickname was the Prince of Darkness.  If you come to see Klute this Wednesday you’ll see why he was nicknamed thusly. learn more here

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