Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
A movie poster dominated by a picture of Audrey Hepburn and a cameraman and his camera in the right hand bottom corner pointing up at her.
Promotional poster for the film
Directed byCraig McCall
Produced byRichard McGill
Craig McCall
CinematographySteven Chivers
Ricardo Coll
Simon Fanthorpe
Nicholas Hoffman
Jonathan Rho
Ian Salvage
John Walker
James Welland
Bob Williams.
Edited byDan Roberts
Chris Dickens
Modus Operandi Films
Distributed byOptimum Releasing
The Wild Bunch
Strand Releasing
Release date
  • 5 May 2010 (2010-05-05)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff is a 2010 documentary film that explores the work of the cinematographer Jack Cardiff. It reviews his work and with the input of many of his contemporaries, examines his legacy as one of the most influential film makers in the world and details how he became master of the Technicolor process.[1] The film includes interviews with Cardiff as well as Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Lauren Bacall, Kim Hunter, Kathleen Byron, John Mills, Alan Parker, Richard Fleischer and many others.

Among many anecdotes in the film, Jack Cardiff relates what it was like to work with Hollywood's greatest icons: Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Alfred Hitchcock, Marlene Dietrich and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The film was released about a year after Jack Cardiff's death and was shown at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival on 16 May 2010, as part of the "Cannes Classics".[2]

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