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Films About Film in the Leavey Library (DVDs): Cinematographers


Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
"A star-studded documentary about one of the greatest Oscar-winning cinematographers, who captured the beauty of such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Sophia Loren in such memorable classics as The African Queen; The Red Shoes; Barefoot Contessa; and Black Narcissus. With a career spanning more than 80 years, the passionate documentary reveals the craft of one of cinema's most indelible image-makers, Jack Cardiff. Includes bonus features."

Film Adventurer Karel Zeman
" a biographical film that looks back at the life, work and significance of a true genius in world cinema. We explore the history and inspiration of the film tricks pioneer, and include interviews with today's prominent filmmakers from Japan to America to understand just why his films are still alive - and in many ways unsurpassed. Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, Koji Yamamura, Kosei Ono and others all discuss their Karel Zeman as their inspiration."

Light Keeps Me Company
"Through film clips, home movies, behind the scenes footage and interviews with the directors and actors who worked with him, the documentary explores the life and work of Swedish cinematographer Sven Nykvist. "

The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life & Work of John A. Alonzo
"A documentary about one of America's greatest cinematographers."

Rebel Citizen: Haskell Wexler in Conversation with Pamela Yates
"Takes viewers on a revelatory tour of two time Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler's political documentary work, letting the veteran artist and activist share his vision of how to be a citizen in the world."

Shooting Women
"This global documentary reveals camerawomen's struggles to survive the odds in Hollywood, Bollywood, Afghanistan, Canada, China, India, France, Japan, Mexico, the U.S. and other countries and explores their individual visions

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography
"The story of cinematography as seen through the lenses of the world's greatest filmmakers and captured in classic scenes from over 125 immortal movies. Traces the evolution and innovations of cinematography beginning in an era when the movie camera was a marvelous invention, and examines how the filmmaking process was complicated by new cinematic trends and technologies."