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José Luis Alcaine

Jose Luis Alcaine has a theory that the Frank Borzage movie A Farewell to Arms (1932) after a story by Ernest Hemingway, was the main and total inspiration for Pablo Picasso in the creation of the "Guernica", one of the most important painting of the 20th century. He believes that several images of a sequence of 5 minutes long showing the exodus ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Skin I Live In Cinematographer
Volver Cinematographer
Pain and Glory Cinematographer


Hide Hide Show Show Cinematographer (162 credits)
  Glow&Darkness (TV Series) (filming)
 2020 The Human Voice (Short)
 2019 Rutas de Andalucía (TV Series documentary) (8 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (2019)
- Episode #1.8 (2019)
- Episode #1.6 (2019)
- Episode #1.3 (2019)
- Episode #1.5 (2019)
 2019/I Domino
 2019 Pain and Glory (director of photography)
 2016 Wild Oats (director of photography)
 2015 Andalucia verde (TV Series documentary)
 2013 No hubo manera (Short)
 2013 I'm So Excited! (as Jose Luis Alcaine)
 2012 Passion (director of photography)
 2009 My Life in Ruins (director of photography)
 2008 Martes de carnaval (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
 2008 Rivales
 2007 Lolita's Club
 2007 13 Roses
 2007 Always Yours
 2006 Pedro entrevista a las actrices (Video short)
 2006 Blame (TV Movie)
 2006/I Volver (director of photography)
 2005 Vida y color
 2004 Roma
 2004 Bad Education
 2002 Nobody's Life
 2002 Ruy Blas (TV Movie)
 2002 Don Quixote, Knight Errant (director of photography)
 2002 The Dancer Upstairs (director of photography)
 2001 Girl from Rio (director of photography - as Jose Luis Alcaine)
 1999 Celos
 1999 Blast from the Past (director of photography - as Jose Luis Alcaine)
 1998 Il mio West (director of photography)
 1998 Don Juan
 1996 Confidencias
 1996 Libertarias
 1995 Two Much (director of photography - as Jose Luis Alcaine)
 1994 La mujer de tu vida 2 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1993 Golden Balls
 1993 Intruso
 1993 Cuentos de Borges (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El sur (1993)
 1992 Belle Epoque
 1992 Sevillanas (Documentary)
 1992/II Semana Santa (Documentary)
 1991 Lovers: A True Story (as Jose Luis Alcaine)
 1990 ¡Ay, Carmela! (as Jose Luis Alcaine)
 1988 Malaventura
 1988 El Lute II: Tomorrow I'll Be Free (as Jose Luis Alcaine)
 1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (director of photography)
 1988 Jarrapellejos
 1987 Casanova (TV Movie)
 1986 Hay que deshacer la casa (as Jose Luis Alcaine)
 1986 Mambrú se fue a la guerra (as José Luís Alcaine)
 1985 Star Knight
 1985 Rustlers' Rhapsody (director of photography - as Jose Luis Alcaine)
 1984 Tasio
 1984 Akelarre
 1983 El Sur
 1982 Demonios en el jardín (as Jose Luis Alcaine)
 1982 La próxima estación (as Jose Luis Alcaine)
 1980 Ayutaya, el fin de una ciudad (Documentary short)
 1980 La fiesta de los elefantes (Documentary short)
 1980 La lucha Thai (Documentary short)
 1980 Thais, hombres libres (Documentary short)
 1980 La campanada
 1980 Girl with the Golden Panties (as José Luís Alcaine)
 1979 Gulliver
 1978 Soldiers (as Jose Luis Alcaine)
 1978 The Old Memory (Documentary)
 1978 Red Gold
 1977 Marián
 1977 Obsesión
 1977 Foul Play (as J.L. Alcaine)
 1976 Los viajes escolares (as Jose Luis Alcaine)
 1976 Canciones para después de una guerra (Documentary) (uncredited)
 1975 Bride to Be
 1975 Sensualidad
 1975 Vía libre al tráfico (Short documentary)
 1975 Country, S.A. (as José Luís Alcaine)
 1974 De purificatione automobilis (Short documentary)
 1974 Vera, un cuento cruel (director of photography)
 1973 Encinares (Documentary short)
 1971 Loco por Machín (Short)
 1971 Plinio (TV Series)
 1970 El mejillón gallego (Documentary short)
 1970 Labelecialalacio (Short)
 1970 El cronicón
 1968 Crónicas levantinas (Documentary short)
 1968 Un pequeño colonizador verde (Documentary short)
 1967 El hueso
 1966 Los buenos samaritanos (Short)
 1966 Nueve tierras (Documentary short)
 1965 Carmen de Carabanchel (Short)
 1965 El estrangulador (Short)
 1965 Querida Julia (Short)
 1965 Su dulce compañía (Short)
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Show Show Self (14 credits)
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Alternate Names:

J. Luis Alcaine | J.L. Alcaine | Jose Luis Alcaine | José Luís Alcaine | Alcaine

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[how digital technology has changed his work] Most of all, the digital revolution has changed the way that directors work. There's a famous memo in which David O. Selznick warned King Vidor not to do more than five takes of each shot while filming Duel in the Sun (1946). Today, thanks to the low cost of digital technology, one can shoot countless takes, and with several cameras! Many movies are ... See more »


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