Gordon Willis RIP
The ‘prince of darkness’ has left us, and the world of cinematography is somehow smaller. Nothing more to say than the obituary and this is a wonderful written tribute, for my money it wasn’t just Manhattan and The Godfather that made him as key an artist of the 1970’s as the likes of Coppola, Malick or Scorsese, it was also work like this;
This is however extraordinary, the studio executives genuinely thought the rushes had been damaged or the DP was incompetent and threatened to fire him when they saw this;
Here’s an illuminating discussion with the great man himself, in 2003 the ASC elected him as one of the ten most influential cinematographers in cinema history…….