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Harris Savides (1957–2012)


Harris Savides was born on September 28, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on American Gangster (2007), Zodiac (2007) and The Game (1997). He was married to Medine Chenet. He died on October 9, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 2011/I Restless (director of photography)
 2010 Somewhere (director of photography)
 2010 Greenberg (director of photography)
 2008/I Milk (director of photography)
 2007 The Key to Reserva (Short)
 2007 American Gangster (director of photography)
 2007 Zodiac (director of photography)
 2006 Best of Chris Isaak (Video) (director of photography - music video "Blue Spanish Sky")
 2005 The Work of Director Mark Romanek (Video documentary) (segments "Criminal", "Scream", "Bedtime Story", "Closer", "Rain")
 2005 Last Days
 2004 Birth
 2003 The Work of Director Michel Gondry (Video documentary) (segment "Like a Rolling Stone")
 2003 Elephant (director of photography)
 2002 Gerry
 2001 The Follow (Short)
 2000 The Yards (director of photography)
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (video "Rain")
 1998 Illuminata
 1997 Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (Video documentary) (segment "Scream")
 1997 The Game
 1996 Heaven's Prisoners (director of photography)
 1994 The Investigator (TV Short)
 1993 Madonna: Rain (Video short)
 1993 Lake Consequence (TV Movie)
 1993 Cindy Crawford: The Next Challenge Workout (Video) (director of photography)
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At the 1994 MTV Awards, he was nominated in three out of the five slots for music video cinematography, winning for REM's "Everybody Hurts". In 1995, he won again for Madonna's "Rain".

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Personal Quote:

I light a room and let the people inhabit it, as opposed to lighting the people. It's more organic. You want to protect the people you're working with, and there's a constant battle between the best light for their face and the best light for the story. You don't want to get to the point where the audience notices the light.

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He is the only person to date to win three MTV Video Music Awards for Best Cinematography and the only person to win two in a row (for "Rain" by Madonna and "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M.). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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