"Cameraman" an essential slice of film history

"Cameraman" an essential slice of film history, Destined to become a perennial for film buffs everywhere, the explicitly titled "Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff" pays well-deserved tribute to the legendary cinematographer who also became a respected director ("Sons and Lovers") in his own right.
Showcased at the New York Film Festival, Craig McCall's documentary recently was acquired for theatrical distribution by Strand Releasing. Although its widest exposure will certainly be via home video, the film, unlike most documentaries, deserves to be seen on the big screen because of the sheer voluptuousness of its images.
Cardiff, who received an honorary Academy Award a decade ago, has hardly been forgotten by film buffs, thanks to his indelible cinematography for such Michael Powell-helmed classics as "Black Narcissus," "A Matter of Life and Death" and, of course, "The Red Shoes." His decades-long career, which began in 1918, virtually spanned modern film history. read More

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