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Boris Kaufman (1897–1980)

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. Dziga Vertov, meaning "Spinning Top") and Mikhail... See full bio »

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Known For

12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men Cinematographer
(1957)
On the Waterfront
On the Waterfront Cinematographer
(1954)
Splendor in the Grass
Splendor in the Grass Cinematographer
(1961)
L'Atalante
L'Atalante Cinematographer
(1934)

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 1968 Uptight
 1966 The Group
 1965 Film (Short)
 1964 The Pawnbroker (director of photography)
 1963 All the Way Home (director of photography)
 1961 Splendor in the Grass (director of photography)
 1960 The Fugitive Kind (director of photography)
 1957 12 Angry Men (director of photography)
 1956 Baby Doll (director of photography)
 1956 Patterns
 1954 On the Waterfront (director of photography)
 1952 Leonardo da Vinci (Documentary)
 1952 Musiquiz (Short)
 1950 Country Cop (Short)
 1950 The Rhumba Seat (Short)
 1950 Preface to a Life (Short)
 1949 Caribbean Capers (Short)
 1949 The Football Fan (Short)
 1949 Roller Derby Girl (Documentary short)
 1949 Southward Ho Ho! (Short)
 1949 The Lambertville Story (Short)
 1949 Neighbors in the Night (Short)
 1947 Journey Into Medicine (Documentary)
 1945 A Better Tomorrow (Short)
 1944 Hymn of the Nations (Short documentary) (uncredited)
 1940 Sérénade
 1939 Le veau gras
 1939 Fort Dolorès
 1937 Cinderella
 1936 Jeune fille au jardin (Short)
 1935 Les berceaux (Short)
 1935 Vilaine histoire (Short)
 1935 Torture (Short)
 1935 Perfidie (Short)
 1934 Zouzou
 1934 L'Atalante
 1933 Zero for Conduct (Short)
 1932 Le mile de Jules Ladoumègue (Documentary short)
 1931 Taris (Documentary short)
 1930 À propos de Nice (Documentary short)
 1930 L'équipe (Short)
 1927 Les Halles centrales (Short)
 1927 La marche des machines (Short)
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