1977 - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

by cinemavis | created - 17 Apr 2011 | updated - 20 Nov 2015 | Public

1. Vilmos Zsigmond

Cinematographer | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

2. Frank Tidy

Cinematographer | Chain Reaction

Frank Tidy was born on May 17, 1932 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Chain Reaction (1996), Under Siege (1992) and Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992). He was married to Maureen Catherine Corcoran. He died on January 27, 2017 in Kent, England.

3. Gilbert Taylor

Cinematographer | Star Wars

Gilbert Taylor was born on April 21, 1914 in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), The Omen (1976) and Flash Gordon (1980). He was married to Dee Taylor. He died on August 23, 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight, England.

4. Douglas Slocombe

Cinematographer | Raiders of the Lost Ark

London-born Douglas Slocombe has long been regarded as one of the film industry's premiere cinematographers, but he began his career as a photojournalist for Life magazine and the Paris-Match newspaper before World War II. During the war he became a newsreel cameraman, and at war's end he went to ...

5. Luciano Tovoli

Cinematographer | Professione: reporter

Luciano Tovoli was born on October 30, 1936 in Massa Marittima, Grosseto, Italy. He is known for his work on Professione: reporter (1975), The General of the Dead Army (1983) and Murder by Numbers (2002).

6. Frederick Elmes

Cinematographer | Blue Velvet

Frederick Elmes was born on November 4, 1946 in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990) and Night on Earth (1991).

7. Herbert Cardwell

Cinematographer | Eraserhead

Died nine months after filming began or two years after production began on Eraserhead. He was replaced by Frederick Elmes.

8. Zygmunt Samosiuk

Cinematographer | Sprawa Gorgonowej

Zygmunt Samosiuk was born on March 10, 1939 in Kalisz, Wielkopolskie, Poland. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Sprawa Gorgonowej (1977), Zapis zbrodni (1974) and ... gdziekolwiek jestes, panie prezydencie... (1978). He was married to Irena Karel and Krystyna Szablowska. He died on ...

9. Gordon Willis

Cinematographer | Zelig

Gordon Willis was an American cinematographer. He is best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather series as well as Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979).

His work in the first two Godfather films turned out to be groundbreaking in its use of low-light photography ...

10. Witold Sobocinski

Cinematographer | Frantic

Witold Sobocinski was born on October 15, 1929 in Ozorków, Lódzkie, Poland. He is known for his work on Frantic (1988), Wrota Europy (1999) and O-bi, O-ba - Koniec cywilizacji (1985).

11. Jerzy Lukaszewicz

Director | Przyjaciel wesolego diabla

Jerzy Lukaszewicz was born on September 7, 1946 in Chorzów, Slaskie, Poland. He is known for his work on Przyjaciel wesolego diabla (1987), Bliskie spotkania z wesolym diablem (1989) and Seksmisja (1984).

12. John M. Stephens

Camera_department | Midnight Run

John M. Stephens was born on November 17, 1932 in Valparaiso, Indiana, USA as John Morley Stephens. He is known for his work on Midnight Run (1988), Six Days Seven Nights (1998) and Conspiracy Theory (1997). He was married to Barbara Stephens. He died on June 18, 2015 in Huntington Beach, ...

13. Dick Bush

Cinematographer | Victor Victoria

Dick Bush was born on December 2, 1931. He is known for his work on Victor Victoria (1982), Yanks (1979) and The Philadelphia Experiment (1984). He died on August 4, 1997 in Devon, England.

14. Claude Renoir

Cinematographer | The Spy Who Loved Me

Apprenticed under noted cinematographers Christian Matras and Boris Kaufman and shot or co-shot several films directed by his uncle, Jean Renoir. Renoir did the photography for one of his uncle's cinematic apogees, _Une partie de campagne (1936)_ and was the camera operator for the tragic, ...

15. Jerzy Lukaszewicz

Director | Przyjaciel wesolego diabla

Jerzy Lukaszewicz was born on September 7, 1946 in Chorzów, Slaskie, Poland. He is known for his work on Przyjaciel wesolego diabla (1987), Bliskie spotkania z wesolym diablem (1989) and Seksmisja (1984).