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Haskell Wexler: The Hollywood Interview

6 October 2010 4:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Filmmaker and cinematographer Haskell Wexler.

Haskell Wexler Shoots From The Hip


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Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler was adjudged one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its membership. He won his Oscars in both black & white and color, for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and Bound for Glory (1976). He also shot much of Days of Heaven (1978), for which credited director of photography Nestor Almendros -- who was losing his eye-sight, won a Best Cinematography Oscar. In 1993, Wexler was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award by the cinematographer's guild, the American Society of Cinematographers. He has received five Oscar nominations for his cinematography, in total, plus one Emmy Award in a career that has spanned six decades.

Born in Chicago to a wealthy family on February 6, 1922, Wexler cut his teeth shooting industrial films, TV commercials and documentaries. He »

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Oscar Winning Cinematographer Joins Belfast Lineup

13 April 2010 6:19 AM, PDT | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

Two-time Academy Award winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Bound for Glory and Medium Cool) is set to attend the 2010 Belfast Film Festival. Iftn speaks to the festival's director, Michele Devlin about what to expect from the Hollywood craftsman and the festival's 'Northern Exposure' industry event. The writer, director and cinematographer Haskell Wexler has been presented with Oscars for his work on both 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' in 1966 and 'Bound for Glory' in 1976, as well as working on some of the most radical styles of film-making to come out of the Us, such as on John Cassavettes' 'Faces'. He is a late addition to the line-up at the 10th Annual Belfast Film Festival, something that Belfast Film Festival director, Michele Devlin is very proud about. "He is a very revered and respected cinematographer," she tells Iftn, "so we are delighted to welcome him. »

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SXSW Exclusive Preview: Successful Alcoholics

26 February 2010 4:00 AM, PST | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

We don't exactly cover short films at festivals. Someday, perhaps. But not now. However, there are a few longer-form short films playing at this year's festival -- Spike Jonze's red hot Sundance short I'm Here and the very interesting short from Holden Abigail Osbore, Solitary. Joining these two films in this category -- which is called Medium Cool: 3 (not so) Shorts (awesome name) -- is Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Successful Alcoholics. »

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