Category: Cinematographers

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Film Review A+

In “Kind Hearts and Coronets”: Alec Guinness has fun playing all eight (or nine) of the unfortunate D’Ascoynes, including Lady Agatha D’Ascoyne. The photograph shows Dennis Price with Joan Greenwood who plays that little minx Sibella.

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Mildred Pierce (1945) Film Review A+

Brilliantly filmed in high Germanic style by a wondrously talented bunch of ex-pat Viennese uber talents: Curtiz, Anton Grot and Max Steiner.

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Nicholas Musuraca: Master of Chiaroscuro

Nicholas Musuraca was a master of chiaroscuro. “The Spiral Staircase” was influenced the German Expressionist Cinema of the early 1920s. He photographed William Holden in Rouben Mamoulian’s adaptation of Clifford Odets “Golden Boy” with Barbara Stanwyck and Adolphe Menjou (above). It was Holden’s first starring role.

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