14 November 2012 8:15 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Few men know Steven Spielberg as well as Janusz Kaminski. The Oscar winning, Polish-born cinematographer has shot all of Spielberg's films since 1993, and their latest collaboration, Lincoln, is in theaters now. (Our David Edelstein reviews it here.) What better time, then, to talk to Kaminski about how he managed to create some of the most interesting shots and sequences in Spielberg's modern ouevre? Here are eleven striking images and moments from films like Lincoln, A.I., and Schindler's List, followed by commentary from the cinematographer himself. A.I. Artificial Intelligence Kaminski has a particular affinity for this shot, where Haley Joel Osment's child robot imprints on his mother for the first time in a room suffused with tremendous backlighting, one of the cinematographer's visual trademarks. (There's plenty of light streaming through windows in Lincoln, too.) "You get criticism for that kind of lighting and you get prizes for that kind of »

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