Cinematography

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Focal Press, 1998 - Photography - 208 pages
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Cinematography is the first title in the Screencraft Series, a unique venture which aims to unravel for the first time the multi-layered language of film-making, by exploring the fusion of crafts which combine to create the most important art form of the 20th century. Although the cinematographer or director of photography rarely receives the kind of attention reserved for directors and actors, there is little doubt that this is the key technical role in the process of revealing a story through images. The cinematographers featured in this book encompass three generations of filmmaking and represent a diversity of film cultures. What they have in common is the contribution they have made to a universal cinema heritage and the fact that their work has helped to expand -- if not revolutionize -- the language of film. This book, featuring the world's finest cinematographers, will inspire practicing professionals, students, and movie buffs alike. This beautifully designed and illustrated book speaks in the voices of these cinematographers and through the powerful images they have created for the screen.The cinematographers featured in this book encompass three generations of filmmaking and represent a diversity of film cultures, from "African Queen" to "Delicatessen."Highly illustrated -- over 500 color pictures and 300 black and white photos -- and written entirely based on each cinematographer's own words from interviewsThis book, featuring the world's finest cinematographers, will inspire practicing professionals, students, and movie buffs alike.
 

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Contents

introduction
6
jack Cardiff 24 douglas slocombe 36 I sven nykvist
10
subrata mitra
48
raoul coutard
49
haskell wexler
73
laszlo kovacs
83
billy williams
95
robby miiller
106
john seale
137
stuart dryburgh
148
roger deakins
159
eduardo serra
171
janusz kaminski
183
darius khondji
192
glossary
206
picture credits
208

gordon willis
117
michael chapman
127

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About the author (1998)

Ettedgui is a screenwriter and chinematographer.

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