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John Seitz



John F. Seitz was a prominent American cinematographer during the silent and sound eras. Seitz, the younger brother of director George B. Seitz, began his film career as a 16-year-old lab technician; by 1916, he had become a cameraman for feature films. Seitz collaborated with director Rex Ingram on films such as The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse during the 1920s. It was in this time period that Seitz invented the matte shot (in which a large painting is photographed separately and later added to a scene to expand it, add unusual effects, or create a sense of depth in backgrounds); he also was noted for his innovations with low-key lighting. During the 1940s, he worked on many major productions, particularly those of Sturges and Wilder. Seitz retired from cinematography in 1960 and went on to perform many lab experiments resulting in 18 patents for his photographic inventions.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
54% A Wedding for Bella
  • Massimo
2003
41% The Next Big Thing
  • Chesick
2002
No Score Yet The Bread, My Sweet
  • Massimo
2001
26% Chelsea Walls
  • Dean
2001
55% G.I. Jane
  • JAG
1997
68% Night Falls on Manhattan
  • Captain No. 2
1997
No Score Yet Blood & Wine
  • Frank
1997
61% Blood and Wine
  • Actor
1997
57% The Hudsucker Proxy
  • Benny
1994
No Score Yet Citizen Cohn
  • Army Secretary Stevens
1992
84% JFK
  • General Lemnitzer
1991
No Score Yet Darrow
  • Jacob Loeb
1991
64% A Rage in Harlem
  • Lester Bunton
1991
86% Presumed Innocent
  • Balestrieri
1990
No Score Yet Forced March
  • Hardy
1990
No Score Yet Out of the Rain
  • Nat Reade
1990
No Score Yet Day One
  • Actor
1989
82% Talk Radio
  • Rob
1988
No Score Yet Call Me
  • Pressure
1988
75% Five Corners
  • Sullivan
1987
No Score Yet Hard Choices
  • Sheriff Mavis Johnson
1986
No Score Yet A Deadly Business
  • Coglin
1986
60% The Prowler
  • Kingsley
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Babcock Principal Babcock
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Herbert Talmadge

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