Visions of Light

Visions of Light (1992)


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Summary

Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to Do the Right Thing. Themes: the DP tells people where to look; changes in movies (the arrival of sound, color, and wide screens) required creative responses from DPs; and, these artisans constantly invent new equipment and try new things, with wonderful results. The narration takes us through the identifiable studio styles of the 30s, the emergence of noir, the New York look, and the impact of Europeans. Citizen Kane, The Conformist, and Gordon Willis get special attention.

Visions of Light Trailer

Visions of Light Photos

  • Vilmos Zsigmond

    as
  • Sven Nykvist

    as
  • Néstor Almendros

    as
  • László Kovács

    as
  • Vittorio Storaro

    as
  • Haskell Wexler

    as
  • Gordon Willis

    as
  • Michael Ballhaus

    as
  • Sandi Sissel

    as
  • Robert Wise

    as
  • Charles Lang

    as
  • John Bailey

    as Himself
Directing Arnold Glassman Director
Directing Todd McCarthy Director
Directing Stuart Samuels Director
Writing Todd McCarthy Writer
Camera Nancy Schreiber Director of Photography

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