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Looking Good: Great Cinematographers

By: Trolley Freak

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A list of some of the key works by some great cinematographers..

Rear Window

Robert Burks (Rear Window, Vertigo, North By Northwest)

Heaven's Gate

Vilmos Zsigmond ( McCabe & Mrs. Miller, The Hired Hand, Heaven’s Gate)


Gordon Willis (The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, Manhattan)

Sweet Smell of Success

James Wong Howe (The Thin Man, The Prisoner Of Zenda, Sweet Smell Of Success)

Black Narcissus

Jack Cardiff (A Matter Of Life And Death, Black Narcissus, The African Queen)

Touch of Evil

Russell Metty (All That Heaven Allows, Touch Of Evil, Spartacus)

Fox and His Friends

Michael Ballhaus (Martha, Fox And His Friends, Goodfellas)

Le Samourai

Henri Decaë (Elevator To The Gallows, The 400 Blows, Le Samouraï)


Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Sansho The Bailiff, Floating Weeds)

Citizen Kane

Gregg Toland (Ball Of Fire, Citizen Kane, The Best Years Of Our Lives)

Dick Tracy

Vittorio Storaro (The Conformist, 1900, Dick Tracy)

Alice in the Cities

Robby Müller (Alice In The Cities, Kings Of The Road, Paris, Texas)

A Woman Is a Woman

Raoul Coutard (Breathless, Shoot The Piano Player, A Woman Is A Woman)


Roger Deakins (1984, Fargo, No Country For Old Men)

In Cold Blood

Conrad L. Hall (In Cold Blood, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, Road To Perdition)


Sven Nykvist (The Virgin Spring, Persona, Cries & Whispers)

Chungking Express

Christopher Doyle (Chungking Express, Happy Together, Hero)

Shanghai Express

Lee Garmes (Shanghai Express, Nightmare Alley, The Desperate Hours)

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Rudolph Maté (The Passion Of Joan Of Arc, To Be Or Not To Be, Gilda)

Au Hasard Balthazar

Ghislain Cloquet (Le Trou, Au Hasard Balthazar, Mouchette)

Wild Strawberries

Gunnar Fischer (Summer With Monika, Wild Strawberries, The Seventh Seal)



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