CAMERAMAN: THE LIFE AND WORK OF JACK CARDIFF. (Documentary) Directed by Craig McCall. 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.
- Martin Scorcese, Kirk Douglass, Charlton Heston, Lauren Bacall
- Run Time
- 1 hour 30 minutes
Asked if movies were a "tragic" industry, Cardiff replies, "I think it's a nonsensical thing, job, to be in, because it's full of hypocrisy, hyperbole, just about everything you can think of." Yet his example demonstrates just how worthy it can be.Andy Webster, New York Times, 05.12.2011
The lack of personal detail can be frustrating. Yet it suits its subject's gentlemanly reserve.Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 06.02.2011
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 in his own right.Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 05.09.2011
Director Alan Parker nicely describes the tightrope teeter of Cardiff's hothouse imagery: "It's great art, and then it will be kitsch, and then it will be art again." Or is he summing up cinema itself?Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice, 05.11.2011