Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Jack Cardiff, 1914-2009

One of Britain's great cinematographers has gone. His work with Powell and Pressburger on A Matter Of Life And Death, The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus (pictured) where he created the Himalayas on the Pinewood Studios backlot, was described by Scorsese as "painting with the camera" and takes the breathe away, even today.

3 comments:

Stram said...

By the way, I saw A Matter of Life and Death not that long ago, and I was really agreeably surprised! It's an amazing film knowing the production's year!! The French character was a bit of a caricature though :-)

Schmid4Brains said...

i've never seen any of these films and am going to buy Black Narcissus next week. the image you posted and the wiki entry have me very intrigued...

Mark Salisbury said...

A Matter Of Life And Death is an equally essential purchase. And my particular favourite.