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1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
This documentary explores the life of Jack Cardiff, a former child actor who went on to achieve great things in film. But Cardiff didn't excel in front of the camera; he mastered the camera itself, using his painting background to perfect the art of lighting in cinema. Cardiff's talent as a cinematographer is seen in clips from some of his most acclaimed works, like "Black Narcissus" and "The Red Shoes," while the praise of luminaries like Martin Scorsese cements his legend.

Cast: Jack Cardiff , Martin Scorsese , Kirk Douglas , Lauren Bacall , John Mills , Thelma Schoonmaker , Kim Hunter , Kathleen Byron

Director: Craig McCall

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Strand Releasing

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

Release Date: May 13th, 2011|1 hr. 26 min.

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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    In Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, we learn about the visionary filmmaker through his body of work and insightful interviews with such luminaries as Martin Scorsese and Kirk Douglas as well as Cardiff himself. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Informative and insightful for films buffs without sacrificing accessibility to the casual fan, "Cameraman" is essential viewing for anyone interested in film history. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Legendary is an overworked adjective, but surely it applies to Jack Cardiff, the British cinematographer whose awe-inspiring resume includes some of the most beautiful Technicolor films ever shot, among them "The Red Shoes," "Black Narcissus" and "Stairway to Heaven." show more

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