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Christopher Doyle is one of the best known and most acclaimed directors of photography in world cinema. Born in Australia, he sees himself as an Asian citizen rather than a Westerner. His artistic contribution to the films of Wong Kar-wai, Zhang Jimou and Fruit Chan films, among others, is indisputable. Filmed in DV and Super8, this documentary is a kind of wild and stylized road movie -- from Bangkok to Hong Kong, via New York. The camera follows this eccentric and outrageous artist as he gives us his thoughts on his past and present work. From the recent sets of Invisible Waves by Thailand's Pen ek Ratanaruang, and M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water, to the locations in Hong Kong where he shot some of his most famous pictures, such as In The Mood for Love and Dumplings, Chris Doyle talks about his cinematic fascination for Asian culture. Show lessRead more
110 of the world's top cinematographers discuss the art of how and why films look the way they do. CINEMATOGRAPHER STYLE is about the Art and Craft of Cinematography. It is about how everything, from life experiences to technology, influences and shapes an individual's visual style. Because of the powerful impact that the visual style of a movie can have, this documentary may offer contemporaries valuable insights into the dramatic choices Cinematographers make. And, it is expected that the material will have significant historic value as well.
BBC documentary exploring the life and work of the great Italian composer Ennio Morricone. Part 1 looks at his early years. (First shown on BBC2, 1995)
Writer/Director Quentin Tarantino, Producer Lawrence Bender, Executive Producer Monte Hellman, Cinematographer Andrzej Sekula, Editor Sally Menke and actors Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Michael Madsen and Kirk Baltz talk about making Reservoir Dogs.