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Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff

Tue 6 July 2010 // 19:00

(Tues 6th, Thu 8th / 7pm / £4/3)
(Craig McCall / 2010 / UK / 90 minutes)

Jack Cardiff was a pioneering cinematographer, regarded as the master technician of the Technicolor process. His command of colour lighting, camera movement and special effects took British films into an area of fantasy and romance previously dominated by European expressionism and American spectaculars. His
collaborations with Powell and Pressburger in particular, produced dazzling, poetic images. Martin Scorsese, featured heavily in this documentary tribute, argues that, in Cardiff’s films, "colour itself became the emotion of the picture".