Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff
Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff (2011)

Jack Cardiff's career spanned an incredible nine of moving picture's first ten decades and his work behind the camera altered the look of films forever through his use of Technicolor photography. Craig McCall's passionate film… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 16, 2011
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle

Although we never really learn much about his life outside the movies, by the end of the film we are in awe of his work accomplishments.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

The lack of personal detail can be frustrating. Yet it suits its subject's gentlemanly reserve.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

McCall draws on Cardiff's life-long love of painting to adopt a similarly impressionistic style, brushing broad sweeps of anecdote and recollection about the cameraman on to his canvas to create a complex and emotionally engaging picture.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

"Cameraman" should be required viewing for anyone interested in becoming more visually literate in an ever-more-media-drenched age.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Even with its tightly cropped approach, this is still a fascinating look at a too-neglected craft.

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Ian Buckwalter
DCist

It's the images seen through Cardiff's lens that makes Cameraman such a joy to watch.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Cardiff was the greatest color cameraman who ever lived.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Chiming in for this breezy tribute filled with tantalizing clips is a who's who of admirers, including Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, John Mills and Kim Hunter.

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Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

For the cinéaste, it's required viewing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Stephen M
Ah, this one takes me back. I was at college in Cardiff in the late Nineties, and I remember finding out at very short notice - like, that very day! - about a… More
Byron Brubaker
The most amazing thing about Jack Cardiff is the span of his career. This doc doesn't give us a lot of insight into his personal life, but does take us… More
Ken Stachnik
A doc on a genius whose resume includes The Red Shoes and Rambo. So many more movie to watch.
Walter M.
At first, this documentary seems most interested in pointing out that master cinematographer Jack Cardiff was still working at the age of 91 after a very long… More