By William Darby
Masters of Lens and light-weight bargains filmographies for greater than 700 American and international cinematographers from 1915 via 1990. those figures diversity from the well known (Gregg Toland) to the efficient if imprecise (Ernest Miller). There are nearly thirty photographs, as will as an in depth record of amazing American and international movies via cinematographers whose outputs weren't huge or major adequate to warrant separate entries.
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According to the noted New Wave director, the cinematographer's primary tasks include the "prevention of ugliness," the "purification" of the image so as to render apparent its emotional force, the plausible presentation of pre-twentieth-century settings when they are called for, and the manipulation of light sources, most particularly the sun. 2 To these essentially aesthetic prescriptions Almendros later sagely adds that any cinematographer needs to understand the laws of optics. "3 The highly specialized craft that Almendros and other contemporaries practice has evolved from humbler circumstances.
Even in the 1960s one finds John A. Alonzo working as an operator for James Wong Howe; and Conrad Hall working for such luminaries as Ernest Haller, Robert Surtees, Ted McCord, Hal Mohr, and Burnett Guffeywho, in turn, earlier worked for Leon Shamroy who, as we have seen, apprenticed with Joseph Walker. The advent of television in the 1950s changed this apprenticeship system somewhat by providing an alternative field in which fledgling cinematographers could learn their craft. Bill Butler and Owen Roizman began their careers in this medium doing commercials, as did noted British cinematographer Billy Williams.
The Trespasser 1947 Rep. 12 to the Moon 1960 Col. Washington Story 1952 MGM Winter Wonderland 1947 Rep. Witness to Murder 1954 UA Wyoming 1947 Rep. A. Anderson The Adorable Cheat 1928 US August Week-End 1936 US Beauty Parlor 1932 US Below the Deadline 1929 US Below the Deadline 1936 US Page 12 Betty Co-Ed 1946 Col. Border Feud 1947 PRC The Bridge of Sighs 1936 US Brilliant Marriage 1936 US By Appointment Only 1933 US Circumstantial Evidence 1929 US Circumstantial Evidence 1936 US Condemned to Live 1935 US Confessions of a Wife* 1928 US Crashing Through* 1928 US Cross-Examination 1932 US Cross Streets 1934 US The Curtain Falls 1935 US Dance, Girl, Dance 1933 US The Dark Hour 1936 US Death from a Distance 1935 US Delinquent Parents 1938 US Easy Money 1936 US Fagasa 1928 US False Pretenses 1935 US Fifteen Wives 1934 US Forbidden Company 1932 US Forbidden Grass 1928 US Fugitive Road 1934 US The Ghost Walks 1934 US Girl Who Came Back 1935 US Green Eyes 1934 US Grief Street 1931 US Happiness COD 1935 US Hitch Hike to Heaven 1936 US House of Secrets 1937 US House of Shame 1928 US In Love With Life 1934 US Jazz Cinderella 1930 US Just Off Broadway 1929 US The King Murder 1932 US Ladies in Love 1930 US The Lady in Scarlet 1936 US Lady Luck 1936 US Last Dance 1930 US The Last Ride 1932 Univ.
Masters of lens and light: a checklist of major cinematographers and their feature films by William Darby