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First Reformed / Alexander Dynan
The cinematographer discusses his work in writer-director Paul Schrader’s latest feature, in which the disillusioned spiritual leader of a small upstate New York parish is given focus when a young, pregnant parishioner seeks his guidance.
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Sorry to Bother You / Doug Emmett
The surreal dystopian satire trails a struggling African-American who finds success as a telemarketer when he’s tipped off by a savvy coworker to use his “white voice”, stripping away his sense of self to achieve upward mobility.
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The Deuce / Vanja Černjul, ASC, HFS
The cinematographer discusses his work in the HBO period drama, which chronicles seedy and sordid happenings in and around Times Square of the 1970s.
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The Defenders / Matthew J. Lloyd, CSC
Cinematographer Matthew J. Lloyd, CSC discusses his work in the Marvel/Netflix miniseries, in which a quartet of superheroes combat criminals in New York City.
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Patriot / James Whitaker
Director of photography James Whitaker discusses his work in the darkly comedic series Patriot, in which a dysfunctional former U.S. spy is compelled to rejoin the globetrotting world of covert ops.
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Snowden / Anthony Dod Mantle, ASC, BSC, DFF
Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle, ASC, BSC, DFF discusses his work in the political thriller Snowden (2016), which details the real-life story of whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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From Camerimage 2016
Recorded at the 2016 Camerimage Film Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland, American Cinematographer magazine contributor Iain Marcks leads ASC members Vittorio Storaro, Robert Yeoman, Roberto Schaefer and Edward Lachman in a wide-ranging panel discussion on issues of technology and creativity.
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Gotham / Crescenzo Notarile, ASC, AIC
Cinematographer Crescenzo Notarile, ASC discusses his work in the stylish series Gotham, which chronicles the intrigue and drama surrounding a young Bruce Wayne long before he became Batman.
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The Man in the High Castle / James Hawkinson
Director of photography James Hawkinson connects with filmmaker and American Cinematographer contributor Iain Marcks to discuss his work in the imaginative Amazon Studios series The Man in the High Castle.
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Die Hard (1988) / Jan de Bont, ASC
The cinematographer talks about his dynamic visual approach to this action classic. Citing an affinity for a proactive camera and experimental lighting, he details how he and his collaborators achieved “the right style for the right moment.”
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