Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography
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The film equivalent of a stroll through the Louvre, the documentary Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography collects interviews with many of modern-day Hollywood's finest directors of photography and is illustrated by examples of their best work as well as scenes from the pictures which most influenced them. A who's-who of cinematographers -- Nestor Almendros, John Bailey, Conrad Hall, Laszlo Kovacs, Sven Nykvist, Vittorio Storaro, Haskell Wexler, Gordon Willis, Vilmos Zsigmond and others -- discuss their craft with rare perception and insight, paying homage to pioneers like Gregg… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This breathtaking documentary sheds brilliant light (and subtle shading, too) on the history and practice of cinematography."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"One of the few films that's just as amazing with the sound turned off."
‑ Brian Juergens, Freeze Dried Movies
"Visions of Light is a wonderful, unique look at moviemaking."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Absolutely superb documentary with haunting score."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A dream come true for true film lovers."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"You'll feel you are at their sides, flipping through a family album of cinematic treasures"
‑ Shane Burridge,
"You will never watch movies the same way after seeing this great documentary."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Filmmaking as wonderful as that discussed in Visions of Light deserves to be seen as more than just a snippet."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
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