The film equivalent of a stroll through the Louvre, the documentary Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography collects interviews with many of modern-day Hollywood's finest directors of photography and is illustrated by examples of their best work as well as scenes from the pictures which most influenced them. A who's-who of cinematographers -- Nestor Almendros, John Bailey, Conrad Hall, Laszlo Kovacs, Sven Nykvist, Vittorio Storaro, Haskell Wexler, Gordon Willis, Vilmos Zsigmond and others -- discuss their craft with rare perception and insight, paying homage to pioneers like Gregg Toland, Billy Bitzer and John Alton and explaining the origins behind many of the most indelible images in movie history; from Citizen Kane to The Godfather and from Sunrise to Night of the Hunter, many of the truly unforgettable moments in American film history are here in all their brilliance and glory.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Art and Experimental,Documentary,Special Interest
- Run Time: 90min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 04/28/1993
- DVD Release Date: 05/09/2000
Stuart Samuels, Arnold Glassman
John A. Alonzo
Stephen H. Burum
- Themes: Filmmaking
- Tone: Affectionate,Atmospheric,Deliberate,Intimate,Meditative
cameraman, cinema, cinematography, filmmaker, retrospective, visual-arts
- Language: English