Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 9, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2010
  • Label: Strand Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Interview with Craig McCall by Ian Christie
    • Jack's actress portraits
    • Jack's behind-the-scenes movies
    • Cinematographer and director relationship
    • Working with three-strip technicolor
    • Photo galleries
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Other Strand Releasing trailers
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 29


User Ratings: 720
Rating: 3/4 -- For fans of Cardiff, for fans of the Archers, and for fans of all great cinema, Cameraman is a must-see. Full Review
From the Front Row
Aug 5, 2019
Rating: 3/4 -- Even with its tightly cropped approach, this is still a fascinating look at a too-neglected craft. Full Review
Newark Star-Ledger
May 13, 2011
Rating: A- -- His story ends in 2009, but his achievements live on, with "Cameraman" a sublime education on the masterful work of Jack Cardiff. Full Review
Nov 11, 2017
Rating: 3/4 -- Although we never really learn much about his life outside the movies, by the end of the film we are in awe of his work accomplishments. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Jul 28, 2011
Rating: 3/4 -- "Cameraman" should be required viewing for anyone interested in becoming more visually literate in an ever-more-media-drenched age. Full Review
Washington Post
Jul 8, 2011
Rating: 3/4 -- Chiming in for this breezy tribute filled with tantalizing clips is a who's who of admirers, including Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, John Mills and Kim Hunter. Full Review
New York Post
May 13, 2011
Rating: 3.5/5 -- The lack of personal detail can be frustrating. Yet it suits its subject's gentlemanly reserve. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Jun 2, 2011

Product Description:

Take a colorful trip through cinema history while discovering the incredible story of celebrated British cinematographer Jack Cardiff. An incredibly prolific director of photography, Cardiff worked with some of the biggest names in the film industry, including Alfred Hitchcock and John Huston. In 1947, Cardiff won an Academy Award for his work on the film BLACK NARCISSUS. Fifty-four years and three nominations later, he would take home a lifetime achievement Oscar for his invaluable contributions to the world of film. From his early years as a child actor to his ultimate career as one of the best cinematographers in Hollywood, Cardiff captured images that enthralled the masses. Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese takes viewers on a guided tour of Cardiff's life and career as a host of Hollywood luminaries share their stories and memories of the man who inspired countless filmmakers to follow their dreams.


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