Conversations with Cinematographers

Conversations with Cinematographers


David A. Ellis has interviewed one of the most influential and extremely popular cameramen of the final part century and extra, and he has assembled those exchanges in Conversations with Cinematographers. whereas their names is probably not recognized via most of the people, those males and their paintings have left indelible imprints at the silver monitor. between these interviewed are numerous award-winning artists:

• Douglas Slocombe (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Julia, Raiders of the misplaced Ark)
• Oswald Morris (
The weapons of Navarone, Fiddler at the Roof, Oliver!)
• Christopher Challis (
A Shot within the Dark, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, best Secret!)
• Billy Williams (
Women in Love, The Wind and the Lion, Gandhi)
• Freddie Francis (
Sons and Lovers, The Elephant Man, Glory)
• Chris Menges (
The Killing Fields, The Mission, The Reader)
• John De Borman (
The complete Monty, Hamlet, An Education)
• Gilbert Taylor (
Dr. Strangelove, a difficult Day's Night, Frenzy, superstar Wars)
• Jack Cardiff (
Black Narcissus, The purple Shoes, The African Queen)
• Nicolas Roeg (
Fahrenheit 451, faraway from the Madding Crowd, Petulia)
• Alex Thomson (
Excalibur, Legend, Hamlet)
• Walter Lassally (
Tom Jones, Zorba the Greek, warmth and Dust)
• Anthony Dod Mantle (
Slumdog Millionaire, The final King of Scotland, 127 Hours)

Along with a number of digital camera operators who have been additionally interviewed, those cinematographers recount their reviews on units and display what it used to be prefer to paintings with probably the most acclaimed administrators of all time, together with Alfred Hitchcock, Fred Zinnemann, Carol Reed, John Huston, David Lynch, and Steven Spielberg. With beneficial perception into the craft of moviemaking, this number of interviews will entice movie professors, students, and scholars, in addition to somebody with an curiosity within the artwork of cinematography.

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