Gordon Willis, Legendary 'Godfather' Cinematographer, Dead at 82

Gordon Willis, Legendary 'Godfather' Cinematographer, Dead at 82
Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Gordon Willis, who helped define the look of 70s cinema and worked closely with Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Alan Pakula, died on Sunday at 82. As the Dp on iconic 70s films such as "Klute," "The Parallax View" and "All the President's Men," as well as "The Godfather," Willis created a heightened sense of tension. Later in the decade, with Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" and "Manhattan," Willis helped to cement the iconography of New York City on film. He also worked with Allen on "Interiors," "Zelig," "Stardust Memories," "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy," "Broadway Danny Rose" and "The Purple Rose of Cairo." Read More: 5 Tips from Master Cinematographer Gordon Willis"Gordon Willis is a major influence for me and many cinematographers of my generation," Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Darius Khondji told Indiewire. "But the modernity of his work will influence as much the generations of filmmakers to come.
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