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Painting with Light (2007)

An examination of the great advances in cinematography achieved by Jack Cardiff.

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Craig McCall
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Jack Cardiff ... Himself
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Kathleen Byron ... Herself
Ian Christie Ian Christie ... Himself
Craig McCall Craig McCall ... Himself
Michael Powell ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Thelma Schoonmaker ... Herself (as Thelma Schoonmaker-Powell)
Martin Scorsese ... Himself
George E. Turner George E. Turner ... Himself (archive footage)
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An examination of the great advances in cinematography achieved by Jack Cardiff.

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UK

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English

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1 June 2007 (UK) See more »

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Modus Operandi Films See more »
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Created for the DVD release of Black Narcissus (1947). See more »

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Follows The Colour Merchant (1998) See more »

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Spotlight on Jack Cardiff
15 April 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

An examination of the great advances in cinematography achieved by Jack Cardiff.

I must confess I had not known the name of Jack Cardiff before seeing "Black Narcissus". But his career spanned the development of cinema, from silent film, through early experiments in Technicolor to filmmaking in the 21st century. He was best known for his influential color cinematography for directors such as Powell and Pressburger (with "Black Narcissus"), to Huston and Hitchcock. In 2000 he was awarded an OBE and in 2001 he was awarded an Honorary Oscar for his contribution to the cinema, which was long overdue.

Today, the definitive look at Cardiff's work is the 2010 documentary "Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff", but if someone is interested in his career and wants to cram in only 30 minutes, "Painting With Light" is nothing to sneeze at. Plenty of anecdotes from Cardiff himself, as well as notable folks like Martin Scorsese.


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