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Fred Murphy

Highest Rated: 91% Hoosiers (1986)

Lowest Rated: 4% Soul Survivors (2001)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: New York, USA

Native New Yorker Fred Murphy's first credits as a director of photography came on low-budget films helmed by females: Martha Coolidge's "Not a Pretty Picture" (1975), Claudia Weill's "Girlfriends" (1978) and Lee Grant's "Tell Me a Riddle" (1980). In each case, he provided clean camerawork that did not detract from the inherent drama. He acquired his first real cachet in the industry, however, working with cinematographer-turned-director Richard Pearce on "Heartland" (1980), an unromanticized portrait of frontier life in 1910 Wyoming. Murphy's neat etching of the changing rural seasons was as much a character in the story, reflective of the shifts in the relationship between the film's protagonists. He has proven adept at capturing moments of reverie or nostalgia as in photographing Geraldine Page's bus ride to her hometown in "The Trip to Bountiful" (1985) or the passionate remembrance of a long dead love by an Irish wife in John Huston's elegiac "The Dead" (1987). Through camera placement and shifts in light, he is able to have the past and present on screen simultaneously.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
85% 60% Ghost Town Cinematographer $13.2M 2008
26% 44% Drillbit Taylor Cinematographer $32.9M 2008
27% 24% Anamorph Cinematographer $5.9K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life Cinematographer - 2007
24% 45% RV Cinematographer $71.4M 2006
64% 78% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Cinematographer $32.7M 2005
46% 65% Secret Window Cinematographer $47.8M 2004
41% 50% Freddy vs. Jason Director of Photography $82.2M 2003
71% 61% Auto Focus Director of Photography $2.1M 2002
No Score Yet 75% Cheats Cinematographer - 2002
52% 56% The Mothman Prophecies Director of Photography $35.2M 2002
4% 26% Soul Survivors Cinematographer $3.1M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Cinematographer - 2001
60% 64% Witness Protection Cinematographer - 1999
68% 70% Stir of Echoes Cinematographer $21.1M 1999
91% 88% October Sky Cinematographer $32.6M 1999
51% 67% Dance With Me Cinematographer $15.9M 1998
48% 49% The Fantasticks Cinematographer $44.8K 1995
32% 25% Scenes From a Mall Cinematographer $9.2M 1991
88% 53% Enemies, a Love Story Cinematographer $7.8M 1989
27% 25% Full Moon in Blue Water Cinematographer $254.5K 1988
78% 55% Five Corners Cinematographer $305.4K 1987
91% 88% Hoosiers Cinematographer $25.8M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of an Angel Cinematographer $10.2K 1985
No Score Yet 12% Mirrors Cinematographer - 1985
38% 73% Eddie and the Cruisers Cinematographer - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched Cinematographer - 1983
71% 43% Q Cinematographer - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Impostors Cinematographer - 1979
57% No Score Yet The Scenic Route Cinematographer - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Local Color Cinematographer - 1978