Jacques Haitkin Poster


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Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Every horror film buff will recognize the name Jacques Haitkin. He photographed the features A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984), as well as Part II of that series and The Hidden, all considered to be classics of this genre. His imagination and skill at helping the director "put every dollar on the screen" has earned him an enviable reputation as a master craftsmen, one able to give the independent genre film the look of the high-budget blockbuster. He has worked with many of the top directors in this arena, most notably, Wes Craven, who Haitkin collaborated with on 3 projects. In the over 70 films and television movies Mr. Haitkin has D.P.'ed, he has worked with stars such as Melanie Griffith, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eric Roberts, Mario Van Peebles, James Earl Jones, Lara Flynn Boyle, John Lovitz and Kathleen Quinlain - to mention only a few. He was the director of photography on Buried Alive (1990/II) (TV), the USA cable network feature debut of Frank Darabant, an Oscar-nominated director. Mr. Haitkin is a graduate of the NYU Film School and was awarded a fellowship in cinematography at the American Film Institute when he submitted along with director Martin Brest, their award-winning short, Hot Dogs for Gauguin (1972), which starred the then unknown actor Danny DeVito.

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