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Trailer for CAMERAMAN: THE LIFE AND WORK OF JACK CARDIFF hits

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 2nd, 2011

THE AFRICAN QUEEN. THE RED SHOES. BLACK NARCISSUS.  hat do these films all have in common? Stunning cinematography from one Jack Cardiff, that’s what.

Now, thanks to director Craig McCall, Cardiff’s life and work are the center of a new documentary, entitled CAMERAMAN: THE LIFE AND WORK OF JACK CARDIFF, and in turn, Strand Releasing have given us the film’s first trailer. Featuring interviews with the likes of Kirk Douglass, Charlton Heston, and Martin Scorsese, the film looks at the life of the iconic cameraman, who helped usher in various trends and game changing aspects of the craft throughout his career, which spanned an insane eight decades. The grandfather of Technicolor filmmaking, Cardiff is synonymous with the art of cinematography.

The film played the festival circuit last year, hitting Cannes, New York, and even Telluride, and is now expecting a bow in New York on May 13, with a June 3 opening in LA. 

As a fan of the work that I’ve seen from Cardiff, particularly his work with The Archers, Powell, and Pressburger, this is one documentary that I can’t wait to check out. Head over to Apple to check out the official trailer.

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