3 Biographical Movies |
1 Print Biography |
15 Interviews |
4 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on the look of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
(1974)] It was my second feature, and I'd shot a lot of documentaries and television commercials. So I had quite a lot of experience. I came into it knowing exactly what I wanted and I did have an excellent director of photography, Daniel Pearl
, who was just out of film school. So he and I together got the look down.
The three films he made for Cannon--Lifeforce
(1985), Invaders from Mars
(1986) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
(1986)--were all drastically re-cut by the producers and failed at the box office. Hooper then began working in television, where he's stayed, with only a few exceptions, since the late '80s.