Andrzej Bartkowiak

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Highest Rated: 94% Speed (1994)

Lowest Rated: 0% Showdown in Manila (2016)

Birthday: Mar 06, 1950

Birthplace: Lódz, Poland

Trained at the Polish Film School in his native Lodz, director of photography Andrzej Bartkowiak immigrated to the USA in 1972 and shortly after began working in commercials. He made his feature debut as cinematographer on "Deadly Hero" (1976) but did not register with the public until his gritty lensing of more than 100 Manhattan locations for "Prince of the City" (1981), his first collaboration with Sidney Lumet and the second of the director's movies exploring corruption within the NYC police department. As Lumet's director or photography of choice, Bartkowiak worked on 10 of the director's next 11 films over the next 12 years. During this collaboration, he established a reputation for his urban compositions, peaking perhaps with the stark texture of "Q & A" (1990), as close an approximation of black-and-white as a color film can be. He also excelled when asked to bring his camera indoors, earning plaudits for the slick look of "Deathtrap" and solving the riddle of what the director desired for "The Verdict" (both 1982). Lumet wanted as "old" a look as possible, drawing inspiration from a book of Carravaggio's paintings, and Bartkowiak pinpointed what the director had in mind as chiaroscuro and went about providing its strong light source, almost always from the side, countered on the opposite side by no soft fill light, only shadows.

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17% No Score Yet Dead Reckoning Director - 2019
9% No Score Yet Maximum Impact Director - 2018
No Score Yet 43% Grey Lady Cinematographer - 2017
0% 22% Showdown in Manila Executive Producer - 2016
9% 22% Trespass Cinematographer $16.8K 2011
5% 18% Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li Director $8.7M 2009
19% 34% Doom Director $28M 2005
25% 52% Cradle 2 the Grave Director $34.6M 2003
33% 45% Exit Wounds Director $51.8M 2001
32% 61% Romeo Must Die Director $56M 2000
83% 80% Thirteen Days Cinematographer $34.6M 2000
29% 47% Gossip Cinematographer $5.1M 2000
54% 64% Lethal Weapon 4 Cinematographer $129.8M 1998
25% 53% U.S. Marshals Cinematographer $57.8M 1998
26% 38% Dante's Peak Cinematographer $67.2M 1997
63% 80% The Devil's Advocate Cinematographer $61M 1997
55% 72% The Mirror Has Two Faces Cinematographer $41.3M 1996
14% 27% Jade Cinematographer $9.2M 1995
94% 76% Speed Cinematographer $121.2M 1994
73% 84% Falling Down Cinematographer $40.4M 1993
No Score Yet 58% Hard Promises Cinematographer $277.7K 1991
87% 60% Q & A Cinematographer $10.5M 1990
43% 39% Twins Cinematographer $107.4M 1988
33% 71% Nuts Cinematographer $29.5M 1987
50% 45% Power Cinematographer $3.1M 1986
86% 62% Prizzi's Honor Cinematographer $26.6M 1985
78% 83% Terms of Endearment Cinematographer - 1983
71% 71% Deathtrap Cinematographer - 1982
91% 82% Prince of the City Cinematographer - 1981
No Score Yet 71% Deadly Hero Cinematographer - 1976

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