To help celebrate the honorary Academy Award presented to ASC great Owen Roizman in November for his outstanding artistry and contributions to motion pictures, we’re offering here a short interview with the cinematographer discussing the making of one of his Oscar-nominated projects: Network (1976).
Here's Roizman accepting the Oscar statette, his wife Mona at his side and good friend and supporter Daryn Okada, ASC in the background. (Photo © A.M.P.A.S. All rights reserved.)
"It was the best script I ever read," Roizman said about screenwriter Paddy Cheyefsky's darkly satiric tale of a television corporation desperate for ratings, directed by Sidney Lumet. In this clip, he discusses the lighting techniques used while shooting on location in a high-rise office building.
Faye Dunaway as driven TV exec Diana Christensen.