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Image Makers: The Adventures of America's Pioneer Cinematographers (2019)

TCM production exploring the invented, and inventive, techniques of early cinematographers, and their impact on filmmaking from the earliest films to those of present day.

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Michael Sragow
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Credited cast:
John Bailey ... Himself
Kevin Brownlow Kevin Brownlow ... Himself
Steve Gainer ... Himself
Leonard Maltin ... Himself
Michael McKean ... Narrator
Rachel Morrison ... Herself
Matt Severson Matt Severson ... Himself
George Spiro Dibie ... Himself
Lothian Toland ... Herself
David Totheroh David Totheroh ... Himself
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TCM production exploring the invented, and inventive, techniques of early cinematographers, and their impact on filmmaking from the earliest films to those of present day.

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6 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Paying homage to folks who often are unmentioned and forgotten
20 November 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When a movie is a hit, often folks credit the director or actors. Rarely do they think about or mention the cinematographers--the folks who have amazing eyes and make the films look so amazing. A great example of how important a great cinematographer is would be in "The Third Man"...a gorgeous film where the star clearly is the guy filming the picture. This movie pasy homage to many of the great cinematographers over the last 100+ years.

I loved this film for several reasons. First, it helps you notice the work of the cinematographer...showing you and describing scenes where various innovations are used. Second, it had so many wonderful people involved with it...such as Leonard Maltin and Kevin Brownlow. Well worth seeing and lovingly made...well worth your time if you consider yourself a true cinephile.


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