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Trevor Hogg chats with Academy Award-winner Haskell Wexler about his career and the craft of cinematography...

“I was the first one who had anything to do with anything theatrical in my family,” states Haskell Wexler who has received two Oscars and five Academy Award nominations for his cinematography. “My father bought a Charlie Chaplin film called Tillie’s Punctured Romance [1914] which he liked a lot. I was too young to know whether he had a love for the movies. My brother and I early on went to the movies every Saturday.” Despite being far removed from the filmmaking hub of Hollywood, the youth became a documentarian added by a piece of photographic equipment manufactured in his hometown. “Since Chicago is a place where they made Bell & Howell cameras and few families had movie cameras so early on, when I travelled all over the world with my family I took movies. »

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