The Eternal Flame - Cinematographers

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Sven Nykvist
Sven Nykvist was considered by many in the industry to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers. During his long career that spanned almost half a century, Nyvist perfected the art of cinematography to its most simple attributes, and he helped give the films he had worked on the simplest and most natural look imaginable...
“ 2850 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Gregg Toland
Cinematographer, Citizen Kane
Born in Illinois in 1904, the only child of Jennie and Frank Toland, Gregg and his mother moved to California several years after his parents divorced in 1910. Through Jennie's work as a housekeeper for several people in the movie business, Gregg may had gotten a $12-a-week job at age 15 as an office boy at William Fox Studios...
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Gordon Willis
Cinematographer, The Godfather
“ 1892 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Roland Totheroh
Cinematographer, Modern Times
Rollie Totheroh worked as cinematographer on Charles Chaplin's movies for over 30 years, right from the earliest shorts in 1915 to Monsieur Verdoux, including all of Chaplin's masterpieces: The Kid, The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times and The Great Dictator. Totheroh was the man with whom Chaplin had the longest working relationship, other than his brother Syd Chaplin.
“ 1838 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Joseph Walker
Cinematographer, It's a Wonderful Life
Frank Capra's favourite cinematographer began his working life as an electrical engineer who collaborated with Lee De Forest on building the first wireless transmitter. However, it was his interest in moving picture photography which led him to work in film laboratories, where his numerous pioneering inventions included the first lens adjustment mechanisms (zoom lenses)...
“ 1781 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
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William H. Daniels
Cinematographer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Oscar-winning director of photography William Daniels was a master of black-and-white cinematographer most famous for the 21 films he shot that starred the immortal Greta Garbo between 1926 and 1939. Among the Gabro classics he lensed were The Torrent, Flesh and the Devil, Love (Garbo and home studio MGM's first crack at Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina")...
“ 1615 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Joseph Ruttenberg
Cinematographer, The Philadelphia Story
Four-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Joseph Ruttenberg was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1893, at the age of four, his family moved to the United States, eventually settling in Boston. After schooling, he got his first job in 1907 working as a newsboy and personal runner for William Randolph Hearst's 'Boston American'...
“ 1593 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Boris Kaufman
Cinematographer, 12 Angry Men
Boris Kaufman, the Oscar-winning cinematographer who shot Jean Vigo's oeuvre and helped introduce a neo-realistic style into American films, was born on August 24, 1897, in Bialystok, Poland, then part of the Russian Empire. The youngest son of librarians, the Soviet directors Denis Kaufman (a.k.a...
“ 1507 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
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Rudolph Maté
One of the most respected cinematographers in the industry, Polish-born Rudolph Mate entered the film business after his graduation from the University of Budapest. He worked in Hungary as an assistant cameraman for Alexander Korda and later worked throughout Europe with noted cameraman Karl Freund...
“ 1316 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Robert Burks
Cinematographer, Rear Window
The favorite cinematographer of famous director Alfred Hitchcock began working at Warner Brothers when he was 19 years old. He climbed his way up from camera operator to assistant camera man and eventually took over the Special Photographic Effects unit at Warners on Stage 5 in 1944. He became an expert in forced perspective techniques which were widely in use at the time as cost-saving measures...
“ 1315 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Harold Rosson
Cinematographer, The Wizard of Oz
Harold G. "Hal" Rosson, a cinematographer known for his subtle and imaginative lighting, was born in Genaseo, New York, on August 24, 1895, although some sources cite his birthday as April 6, 1895, or in 1889. Rosson entered the movie industry in 1908 as an actor at the Vitagraph Studios in Brooklyn...
“ 1296 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Charles Lang
Cinematographer, Some Like It Hot
One of the outstanding cinematographers of Hollywood's Golden Age, Lang spent most of his career at Paramount (1929-1952), where he contributed to the studio's well-earned reputation for visual style. Lang was educated at Lincoln High School in L.A., then proceeded to the University of Southern California to study law...
“ 1285 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Asakazu Nakai
Cinematographer, Seven Samurai
“ 1274 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Yoshio Miyajima
Cinematographer, Harakiri
“ 1231 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Harry Stradling Sr.
Cinematographer, My Fair Lady
Multi-Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (13 in all), Harry Stradling was unique in that he established his reputation both in America and in Europe. He was the nephew of Mary Pickford's cameraman Walter Stradling, who provided the connections for his first job in Hollywood. Walter died in 1918 and Harry went on to serve his apprenticeship...
“ 1198 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Karl Struss
Cinematographer, The Great Dictator
Oscar-winning cinematographer Karl Struss was born on November 30, 1886, in New York City. He became a professional photographer after studying photography with Clarence H. White and became part of the group associated with the great photographer Alfred Stieglitz. His photographs, which he characterized as "pictorial" rather than "fashion"...
“ 1167 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
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Arthur Edeson
Cinematographer, Casablanca
Arthur Edeson is an American cinematographer who was a pioneer of his craft. His career spanned four decades and encompassed many films now regarded as classics. Born in New York in 1891, Edeson first worked as a still photographer. In 1911 he entered the movie business at Eclair Studios, a production unit based in Fort Lee...
“ 1118 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Wally Pfister
Cinematographer, The Dark Knight
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Yûharu Atsuta
Cinematographer, Tokyo Story
“ 1094 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Victor Milner
Cinematographer, The Lady Eve
Pioneering cinematographer Victor Milner acquired his fascination with the celluloid media during the days of the nickelodeon. After working as a lab assistant for a film equipment manufacturer, he joined Pathe Weekly News in the capacity of projectionist and newsreel cameraman. Among other events, he filmed the U.S...
“ 1056 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Vilko Filac
Cinematographer, Underground
“ 1051 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
John F. Seitz
Cinematographer, Sunset Blvd.
Distinguished veteran cinematographer John F. Seitz had eighteen patents for various photographic processes to his name. These included illuminating devices, processes for making dissolves and the matte shot, which he perfected during filming of Rex Ingram's Trifling Women. Seitz started with Essanay in Chicago...
“ 1034 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Russell Harlan
Cinematographer, To Kill a Mockingbird
Born Russell September 16, 1903 in Los Angeles, California to Frank and Bertha Harlan, who hailed from Iowa and Missouri. Russell was raised in Los Angeles along with his younger brother Richard (b. 1911). His paternal grandmother Sarah J. Harlan also lived with the family. Harlan started in the film industry as an actor and stuntman...
“ 1024 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Fritz Arno Wagner
Cinematographer, M
Regarded as one of the foremost exponents of cinematic expressionism in the 1920's, Fritz Arno Wagner was trained at the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris and began in the film industry working for Pathé Freres in 1910. Within just two years, he was promoted to head Pathé's offices in Vienna, and, subsequently...
“ 1023 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Karl Freund
Cinematographer, I Love Lucy
Karl Freund, an innovative director of photography responsible for development of the three-camera system used to shoot television situation comedies, was born on January 16, 1890, in the Bohemian city of Koeniginhof, then part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire (now known as Dvur Kralove in the Czech Republic)...
“ 1016 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Witold Sobocinski
Cinematographer, Frantic
“ 1000 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Otello Martelli
Cinematographer, La Dolce Vita
“ 971 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Christopher Doyle
Cinematographer, Ying xiong
“ 963 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
John A. Alonzo
Cinematographer, Scarface
“ 930 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Ernest Haller
Cinematographer, Gone with the Wind
Distinguished American cinematographer Ernest Haller started in the industry in 1914 as an actor with Biograph after leaving his first job as a bank clerk. Within one year he discovered his true calling: being on the other side of the camera. By 1920, he had become a full director of photography and would go on to handle prestige pictures ...
“ 929 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Mahmoud Kalari
Cinematographer, A Separation
Mahmoud Kalari was born on April 31, 1951 in Tehran, Iran. After completing photography courses in the United States, he held his first photo exhibition titled "Visit with People Around Us" at Tehran University in 1976. A few years later he became employed by Paris based Sigma Photo News Agency and worked for them for four years...
“ 904 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
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James Wong Howe
Cinematographer, The Thin Man
Master cinematographer James Wong Howe, whose career stretched from silent pictures through the mid-'70s, was born Wong Tung Jim in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, on August 28, 1899, the son of Wong How. His father emigrated to America the year James was born, settling in Pasco, Washington, where he worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad...
“ 884 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Robert Krasker
Cinematographer, The Third Man
A somewhat underrated figure in cinematographic history, Australian-born Robert Krasker handled some of the most memorable films made in Britain after the Second World War. In his youth, he attended art classes in Paris and studied photography at the Photohaendler Schule in Dresden. He briefly worked for Paramount in Paris...
“ 871 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Robert Surtees
Cinematographer, The Graduate
Robert L. Surtees began his working life as a portrait photographer and retoucher, before becoming camera assistant at Universal in 1927. He spent a lengthy apprenticeship (15 years) working under such experienced cinematographers as Hal Mohr, Joseph Ruttenberg and Gregg Toland. Between 1929 and 1930...
“ 870 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
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 work for Ealing Studios as a camera operator...
“ 870 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
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Oswald Morris
Cinematographer, Lolita
Oscar-winning cinematography Oswald Morris was one of the most outstanding directors of photography of the 20th Century, making his reputation by expanding the parameters of color cinematography. Born in November 1915 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England, a month short of his 17th birthday, he became a factotum and clapper boy at Wembley Studios...
“ 839 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Haskell Wexler
Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler was adjudged one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its membership. He won his Oscars in both black & white and color, for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and Bound for Glory (1976)...
“ 821 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Franz Planer
Cinematographer, Breakfast at Tiffany's
Descended from a wealthy family of landowners in what was then Austria-Hungary, Franz Planer understood the importance of photography as an art form early in his life. He first stood behind the camera as a portrait photographer, working out of Vienna from 1910. He soon branched out, filming newsreels in Paris and...
“ 816 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Kazuo Miyagawa
Cinematographer, Rashômon
“ 816 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Ernest Laszlo
Cinematographer, Judgment at Nuremberg
Ernest Laszlo, the Academy Award-winning cinematographer best known for his creative collaborations with directors Robert Aldrich and Stanley Kramer, was born on April 23, 1898, in Budapest, Hungary, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After emigrating to the US, he worked as a camera operator on Wings...
“ 815 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Sol Polito
Cinematographer, Arsenic and Old Lace
Sol Polito, the Oscar-nominated cinematographer who helped create the distinct visual character of Warner Bros. films in the 1930s and 1940s, was born Salvador Polito on November 12, 1892, in Palermo, Sicily. While still young he emigrated to the US with his family, which settled in New York City, where he attended public school...
“ 810 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
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Lajos Koltai
Cinematographer, Malèna
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George Barnes
Cinematographer, Rebecca
Veteran cinematographer George S. Barnes had a well-earned reputation for reliability and a knack for combining artistry with economic efficiency. As a result, he was seldom out of work. Having started as a still photographer for Thomas H. Ince in 1918, Barnes quickly rose through the ranks to director of photography...
“ 778 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
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Pawel Edelman
Cinematographer, The Pianist
“ 768 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
“ 760 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Geoffrey Unsworth
Cinematographer, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Goeffrey Unsworth was one of the great cinematographers of the 20th Century, the winner of two Oscars, five BAFTA awards, and three awards from the British Society of Cinematographers for his work as a director of photography. Born in 1914 in Lancashire, England, Unsworth started in the industry in 1932 at Gaumont-British before joining Technicolor in 1937...
“ 759 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Jack Cardiff
Almost universally considered one of the greatest cinematographers of all time, Jack Cardiff was also a notable director. He described his childhood as very happy and his parents as quite loving. They performed in music hall as comedians, so he grew up with the fun that came with their theatrical life in pantomime and vaudeville...
“ 759 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
“ 759 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Néstor Almendros
Cinematographer, Kramer vs. Kramer
One of the highest appraised contemporary cinematographers. He was born in Spain but moved to Cuba by age 18 to join his exiled anti-Franco father. In Havana, he founded a cineclub and wrote film reviews. Then, he went on to study in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale. He directed six shorts in Cuba and two in New York...
“ 752 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Vadim Yusov
Cinematographer, Solaris
“ 738 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Raoul Coutard
Cinematographer, Breathless
“ 735 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Peter Biziou
Cinematographer, The Truman Show
“ 735 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Takao Saitô
Cinematographer, Ran
“ 729 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
John Alcott
Cinematographer, The Shining
John Alcott, the Oscar-winning cinematographer best known for his collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick, was born in 1931, in Isleworth, England, the son of movie executive Arthur Alcott, who would become the production controller at Gainsborough Studios during the 1940s. Alcott began his film career as a clapper boy...
“ 723 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Charles Rosher
Cinematographer, Sunrise
Among the foremost technical innovators in his field, a charter member of the American Society of Cinematographers, English-born Charles Rosher had initially aimed for a diplomatic career. Fortunately, he chose a different career option and attended lessons in photography at the London Polytechnic in Regent Street...
“ 714 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Conrad L. Hall
Cinematographer, American Beauty
Connie's career got its major boost when Leslie Stevens hired him as Director of Photography for his first TV series, "Stoney Burke", in 1962, and then he became the major DP for the "Outer Limits", from 1963-64, along with his camera operator, Bill Fraker, both of whom moved on to brilliant film careers.
“ 703 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Ted Tetzlaff
Cinematographer, Notorious
Ted Tetzlaff was born in 1903 in Los Angeles, the son of racecar driver and movie stuntman Teddy Tetzlaff, Sr. The elder Tetzlaff appeared in a number of silent star Wallace Reid's famous racing movies like The Roaring Road (1919), Double Speed (1920), Excuse My Dust (1920), Too Much Speed (1921) and Across the Continent (1922)...
“ 701 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Miroslav Ondrícek
Cinematographer, Amadeus
“ 688 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Michael Ballhaus
Cinematographer, The Departed
“ 680 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Hossein Jafarian
Cinematographer, Forushande
Hossein Jafarian was born in 1944 in Tehran. He graduated from University of Tehran's School of Dramatic Arts and began his career working for Iran's state-run television where he shot over 40 documentaries and TV shows before retiring early soon after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. He debuted in cinema in 1980...
“ 680 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
“ 678 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Freddie Francis
Cinematographer, The Elephant Man
During his last years at school he spent most of his time writing a thesis on 'the future of film' On leaving school he joined Gaumont British Studios at Lime Grove as an apprentice to a stills photographer for a year. He claimed this taught him more about the art of photography than any other form of training could...
“ 675 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Lee Daniel
Cinematographer, Boyhood
“ 659 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
William C. Mellor
Cinematographer, Giant
Mellor began his career in the photographic labs at Paramount in the mid-20's. By 1934, he had graduated to full-time director of photography, working primarily on the studio's lesser productions. At the same time, he continued to serve his apprenticeship by assisting veteran cinematographer Victor Milner as first camera operator on A-grade features...
“ 656 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Gabriel Figueroa
Cinematographer, Kelly's Heroes
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Gunnar Fischer
Cinematographer, The Seventh Seal
“ 638 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Tom Stern
Cinematographer, The Hunger Games
“ 628 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
David Watkin
Cinematographer, Out of Africa
David Watkin was born on March 23rd 1925 to a middle class family in Kent, England. Being fond of classical music, he originally wanted to become a pianist despite the lack of support from his religious father. Watkin served shortly in World War II before finally beginning his career in cinema. His...
“ 615 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
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Jack N. Green
Cinematographer, Unforgiven
“ 602 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Emmanuel Lubezki
Cinematographer, Gravity
Lubezki began his career in Mexican film and television productions in the late 1980s. His first international production was the 1993 independent film Twenty Bucks, which followed the journey of a single twenty-dollar bill. Lubezki is a frequent collaborator with fellow Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón...
“ 600 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Henry Sharp
Cinematographer, Duck Soup
“ 597 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
László Kovács
Cinematographer, Ghostbusters
“ 595 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
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Arthur C. Miller
Cinematographer, How Green Was My Valley
Arthur was known as one of Hollywood's most accomplished lighting cameramen, a master at black and white cinematography. Miller began his career at 13, serving as an assistant to cinematographer Fred J. Balshofer. (They co-authored a book entitled "Two Reels and a Crank" in 1967.) Miller photographed the serial "The Perils of Pauline" in 1914...
“ 590 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Henri Decaë
Cinematographer, The 400 Blows
Although Henri Decaë gained fame as a cinematographer, he actually entered the film industry as an editor and soundman. Serving as a cameraman in the French army during WW II, upon his release he began making documentaries and directing and photographing industrial and commercial films, then in 1947 made his first feature...
“ 585 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Russell Metty
Cinematographer, Spartacus
Cinematographer Russell Metty, a superb craftsman who worked with such top directors as John Huston, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles, was born in Los Angeles on Septmeber 20, 1906. Entering the movie industry as a lab assistant, he apprenticed as an assistant cameraman and graduated to lighting cameraman at RKO Radio Pictures in 1935...
“ 584 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
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“ 572 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Bruno Nuytten
Cinematographer, Jean de Florette
Bruno Nuytten is one the best French cinematographers notable for his collaboration with many outstanding filmmakers. He was twice awarded Cesars as Best Cinematographer for Barocco (1976) and Tchao Pantin (1983). He was in long relationship with actress Isabelle Adjani for whom he directed Camille Claudel (1988) and with whom he had son Barnabe.
“ 570 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Günther Rittau
Cinematographer, Metropolis
“ 568 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Frederick Elmes
Cinematographer, Blue Velvet
“ 567 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Joseph LaShelle
Cinematographer, The Apartment
Trained as an electrical engineer, Joseph LaShelle entered the film industry as a lab assistant with Paramount in 1920 in order to finance entry to Stanford University. Having worked his way up to superintendent of the Paramount printing room after three years, he decided to stay on. By 1925, he was...
“ 566 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
Vittorio Storaro
Cinematographer, Apocalypse Now
Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now", "Reds" and "The Last Emperor". He was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a technical school...
“ 557 points ” - dziwnytenswiat