Cameraman illuminates a unique figure in British and international cinema, Jack Cardiff, a man whose life and career are inextricably interwoven with the history of cinema spanning nine decades of moving pictures ten. The phrase 'legend' is all too frequently used in Hollywood, yet Jack Cardiff's story surely proves him truly worthy of that title. In this unique insight into Jack's life and work, the master himself explains how he helped elevate cinematography to an art form and made history with his groundbreaking vision and technical wizardry in The Vikings, The Red Shoes and A Matter Of Life And Death and many others. Amongst many fascinating revelations and anecdotes in the film, Jack relates what it was like to work with Hollywood’s greatest icons, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas and Sophia Loren. Martin Scorsese passionately guides us through Jack’s films and tells us why they have had such an influence on him. “I began to have a very strong affinity towards British Cinema, because of my recognition of Jack Cardiff’s name.” Packed with stunning High Definition clips from classic movies and over twenty original interviews with the world’s greatest actors, directors and technicians, Cameraman explores Jack’s life and work in compelling detail, scope and intimacy. The film is not only a unique and valuable testimony to British and international cinema history; it’s a humorous and informative one too — an amazing story about an exceptional life.

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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

Documentary · 1h 22m

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Cameraman illuminates a unique figure in British and international cinema, Jack Cardiff, a man whose life and career are inextricably interwoven with the history of cinema spanning nine decades of moving pictures ten. The phrase 'legend' is all too frequently used in Hollywood, yet Jack Cardiff's story surely proves him truly worthy of that title. In this unique insight into Jack's life and work, the master himself explains how he helped elevate cinematography to an art form and made history with his groundbreaking vision and technical wizardry in The Vikings, The Red Shoes and A Matter Of Life And Death and many others. Amongst many fascinating revelations and anecdotes in the film, Jack relates what it was like to work with Hollywood’s greatest icons, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas and Sophia Loren. Martin Scorsese passionately guides us through Jack’s films and tells us why they have had such an influence on him. “I began to have a very strong affinity towards British Cinema, because of my recognition of Jack Cardiff’s name.” Packed with stunning High Definition clips from classic movies and over twenty original interviews with the world’s greatest actors, directors and technicians, Cameraman explores Jack’s life and work in compelling detail, scope and intimacy. The film is not only a unique and valuable testimony to British and international cinema history; it’s a humorous and informative one too — an amazing story about an exceptional life.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Production Company

Optimum Releasing
Cast
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Jack Cardiff

Self
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Martin Scorsese

Self - Interviewee
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Kirk Douglas

Self - Interviewee
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Lauren Bacall

Self - Interviewee
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Charlton Heston

Self - Interviewee
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Kim Hunter

Self - Interviewee (archive footage)
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John Mills

Self - Interviewee (archive footage)
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Alan Parker

Self - Interviewee (archive footage)
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Thelma Schoonmaker

Self - Interviewee
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Freddie Francis

Self - Interviewee
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Raffaella De Laurentiis

Self - Interviewee
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Richard Fleischer

Self - Interviewee
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Peter Yates

Self - Interviewee
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Kathleen Byron

Self - Interviewee
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Christopher Challis

Self - Interviewee
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Kevin McClory

Self - Interviewee
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Ian Christie

Self - Interviewee
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Moira Shearer

Self - Interviewee
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Peter Handford

Self
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George E. Turner

Self (archive footage)
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Michel Ciment

Self (archive footage)
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Michael Powell

Self (voice) (archive sound)
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Marlene Dietrich

Countess Alexandra Vladinoff (archive footage)
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Henry Hathaway

Self (archive footage)
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Orson Welles

Genghis Khan / Bayan (archive footage)
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John Wayne

Self (archive footage)
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Sophia Loren

Self (archive footage)
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Errol Flynn

Self (archive footage)
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Leslie Caron

Fanny (archive footage)
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Ava Gardner

Pandora Reynolds / Maria Vargas (archive footage)
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John Huston

Self (archive footage)
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Humphrey Bogart

Self (archive footage)
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Katharine Hepburn

Self (archive footage)
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Edmond O'Brien

Oscar Muldoon (archive footage)
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Audrey Hepburn

Natasha Rostova (archive footage)
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Marilyn Monroe

Self (archive footage)
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Laurence Olivier

Self (archive footage)
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Sylvester Stallone

Rambo (archive footage)
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Niki Cardiff

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Tony Curtis

Eric (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Dustin Hoffman

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Deborah Kerr

Sister Clodagh (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Craig McCall

Self - Interviewer: Jack Cardiff (uncredited)
Crew
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Craig McCall

Director
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/9/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

(Blu-ray)

8/9/2011

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