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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

DIRECTED BY - Craig McCall

Take a colorful trip through cinema history while discovering the incredible story of celebrated British cinematographer Jack Cardiff. An incredibly prolific director of photography, Cardiff worked with some of the biggest names in the film industry, including Alfred Hitchcock and John Huston. In 1947, Cardiff won an Academy Award for his work on the film BLACK NARCISSUS. Fifty-four years and three nominations later, he would take home a lifetime achievement Oscar for his invaluable contributions to the world of film. From his early years as a child actor to his ultimate career as one of the best cinematographers in Hollywood, Cardiff captured images that enthralled the masses. Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese takes viewers on a guided tour of Cardiff's life and career as a host of Hollywood luminaries share their stories and memories of the man who inspired countless filmmakers to follow their dreams.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 90 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2010

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen


DVD Features:

Region [unknown]

Note: Interview with Craig McCall

by Ian Christie

Jack's actress portraits



Craig McCall


Lauren Bacall

Director of Photography

Steven Chivers

Director of Photography

Richard Coll

Director of Photography

Simon Fanthorpe

Director of Photography

Ian Salvage

Director of Photography

James Welland

Director of Photography

John Walker



3 stars out of 5 -- "A briskly efficient overview....The careful assembly of interviews and anecdotes will be catnip to cinephiles..."

- , Box Office

"Obsessive fans of the exuberant and enchanting British filmmaking team the Archers -- Michael Powell, who largely directed, and Emeric Pressburger, who largely wrote the screenplays -- will not want to miss CAMERAMAN, a documentary about Jack Cardiff, the cinematographer behind some of their most indelible images."

- Andy Webster, New York Times



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