• Released
  • May 13, 2011
  • (Limited 5/13)
  • NR , 1 hr 30 min
  • Documentary
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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff Synopsis
A colorful trip through cinema history with British cinematographer Jack Cardiff.
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Fantastical is what we get: Cameraman is filled with Cardiff's achingly beautiful work.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie clips are luscious, as you'd expect, and Cardiff's own "home movies," shot on various movie sets with a 16mm camera, catch the...
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Legendary is an overworked adjective, but surely it applies to Jack Cardiff, the British cinematographer whose awe-inspiring resume...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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In Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff, we learn about the visionary filmmaker through his body of work and insightful interviews...
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75

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
Director Craig McCall approaches Cardiff with something approaching awe, though his subject views his accomplishments with the good-natured...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Informative and insightful for films buffs without sacrificing accessibility to the casual fan, "Cameraman" is essential viewing for anyone...
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70

Los Angeles Times

Craig McCall's affectionate "Life & Work" doesn't dig deep on the biographical side, and the lack of personal detail can be frustrating....
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70

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Interviews with Martin Scorsese, Lauren Bacall, Kim Hunter and the film editor Thelma Schoonmaker, Powell's widow, among others, are...
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70

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
Director Alan Parker (still living) nicely describes the tightrope teeter of Cardiff's hothouse imagery: "It's great art, and then it will...
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Boxoffice Magazine

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This is strictly talking heads fare, broken up with movie clips, stills and home movies; fortunately, Jack Cardiff's ephemera are better...
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