Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography
Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (1993)

Featuring clips from over one hundred films and interviews with numerous famed directors of photography, the documentary Visions of Light: The Art of the Cinematographer provides a general overview of the history of cinematography by… More

Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: February 25, 1998
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheila Johnston
Independent (UK)

It's an excellent introduction to the neglected magic of the cameraman, bolstered by a revolving supporting feature chosen from the examples discussed in the film.

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Cole Smithey

You will never watch movies the same way after seeing this great documentary.

Jeremy Heilman

Filmmaking as wonderful as that discussed in Visions of Light deserves to be seen as more than just a snippet.

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Anton Bitel

This breathtaking documentary sheds brilliant light (and subtle shading, too) on the history and practice of cinematography.

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Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies

One of the few films that's just as amazing with the sound turned off.

Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Visions of Light is a wonderful, unique look at moviemaking.

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Steve Crum

Absolutely superb documentary with haunting score.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

A dream come true for true film lovers.

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Shane Burridge

You'll feel you are at their sides, flipping through a family album of cinematic treasures

Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Representing hollywood films the way they were truly made behind the camera, "Visions of Light" is a perfect documentary, showcasing many classic… More
William Sleet
A documentary for true cinephiles that shows that, despite what the 'auteurs' would have us believe, the input of the cinematographer should never be… More
John Ballantine
A good collection of perspectives on the art of cinema that drags on occasion and is not ultimately memorable.