This iconic cinematographer behind such classics as The Red Shoes, The African Queen and Black Narcissus has received much-deserved documentary treatment. Jack Cardiff became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar in 2001. We gave Craig McCall‘s doc a mixed review at New York Film Festival last year, but now you can see it for yourself this month. Check out the trailer for the film featuring Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglass, Charlton Heston, and Lauren Bacall below via Apple.
Jack Cardiff’s career spanned an incredible nine of moving picture’s first ten decades and his work behind the camera altered the look of films forever through his use of Technicolor photography. Craig McCall’s passionate film about the legendary cinematographer reveals a unique figure in British and international cinema.
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff hits theaters May 13th, 2011.
What do you think of the trailer? Were you a fan of Cardiff’s work?
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