RIP Gordon Willis

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Tarantella
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RIP Gordon Willis

Post by Tarantella » Mon May 19, 2014 2:12 am

The American cinematographer Gordon Willis, known as the "Prince of Darkness", has died. My favourite film of his - in fact, one of my all-time favourite films - was "All the President's Men". A fabulous film, particularly the end shot of the teleprinter itemizing the events leading to the destruction of the Nixon Presidency, with guns from the inauguration sounding, and which ends on a freeze frame. The previous shot reveals the presidential inauguration taking place on a TV screen inside the offices of "The Washington Post"; in the foreground the journalists are hard at work on their typewriters. This end scene is a powerful example of the effect of sound in film used to create tension and heighten dramatic irony.

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Re: RIP Gordon Willis

Post by lennygoran » Tue May 20, 2014 3:51 am

Tarantella wrote: My favourite film of his
Sue loved his work for Woody Allen! Regards, Len

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