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      Mark Irwin

      Highest Rated: 93% The Fly (1986)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Aug 7, 1950

      Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      A great deal of Mark Irwin's career was as sci-fi/action director David Cronenberg's regular cinematographer until the late 1980s, at which time Irwin made a gradual shift into working primarily in comedies. Two notable films in which Irwin worked with Cronenberg include "The Fly" and "Videodrome." "The Fly" was a remake of a 1950s film that Cronenberg gave a more gory and spectacular twist, and can be considered the height of Cronenberg's career. The film served as a cultural metaphor for the AIDS epidemic which was enhanced by the elaborate costumes, makeup, and sets so skillfully and artfully captured by Irwin. "Videodrome" was another film with elaborate sets and costumes featuring grotesque body transformations and highly charged sexual imagery. It was unique, however, as it was the first to use a flicker-eliminating technology when filming television screen images, as well as using Betamax video cassettes instead of VHS tapes. Two quintessential Farrelly brothers (Peter and Bobby Farrelly) films of the 1990s that Irwin worked on after his collaborations with Cronenberg were "Dumb and Dumber" and "There's Something About Mary." The success of both films, heavily relying on physical and visual humor, were substantially indebted to Irwin's cinematographic skills and experience with Cronenberg. Irwin did not give up on the horror genre altogether after the 1980s, as he worked on the post-modern slasher film "Scream." This film again presented an opportunity for Irwin's sense of detail and comic timing to enhance its most dynamic and innovative aspects.

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      29% 24% Welcome to Sudden Death Cinematographer - 2020
      44% 55% American Hangman Cinematographer - 2019
      40% 72% Junglee Cinematographer $46.0K 2019
      No Score Yet 50% No Sleep 'Til Christmas Cinematographer - 2018
      0% 22% The Layover Cinematographer - 2017
      No Score Yet 31% Pup Star: Better 2Gether Cinematographer - 2017
      No Score Yet 38% Monkey Up Cinematographer - 2016
      No Score Yet 36% Russell Madness Cinematographer - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Christmas Spirit Cinematographer - 2013
      No Score Yet 20% Concrete Blondes Cinematographer - 2012
      No Score Yet 40% Silent Witness Cinematographer - 2011
      No Score Yet 29% The Last Godfather Cinematographer $163.6K 2010
      No Score Yet 22% The Shortcut Cinematographer - 2009
      18% 30% Dance Flick Cinematographer $25.6M 2009
      14% 22% Blonde Ambition Cinematographer $4.7K 2007
      35% 70% Sydney White Cinematographer $11.7M 2007
      6% 30% Deck the Halls Cinematographer $35.1M 2006
      15% 85% Grandma's Boy Cinematographer $6.1M 2006
      5% 58% Big Momma's House 2 Cinematographer $70.2M 2006
      40% 68% The Ringer Cinematographer $35.4M 2005
      31% 54% Malibu's Most Wanted Cinematographer $34.3M 2003
      60% 86% Old School Cinematographer $74.6M 2003
      52% 68% American Pie 2 Cinematographer $145.1M 2001
      56% 42% Osmosis Jones Cinematographer $13.6M 2001
      11% 56% Freddy Got Fingered Cinematographer $14.2M 2001
      8% 31% Say It Isn't So Cinematographer $5.5M 2001
      48% 57% Me, Myself & Irene Cinematographer $90.6M 2000
      57% 65% Road Trip Cinematographer $68.5M 2000
      71% 69% 10 Things I Hate About You Cinematographer $38.2M 1999
      No Score Yet 52% Zack and Reba Cinematographer - 1998
      84% 61% There's Something About Mary Cinematographer $176.5M 1998
      49% 69% Kingpin Cinematographer $25.0M 1996
      80% 79% Scream Cinematographer $103.7M 1996
      No Score Yet 18% Don't Look Back Cinematographer - 1996
      No Score Yet 49% Night of the Running Man Cinematographer - 1994
      68% 84% Dumb & Dumber Cinematographer $127.2M 1994
      No Score Yet 60% Keep the Change Cinematographer - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Absolute Strangers Cinematographer - 1991
      No Score Yet 9% Backfield in Motion Cinematographer - 1991
      No Score Yet 67% Dead and Alive Cinematographer - 1991
      28% 36% RoboCop 2 Cinematographer $45.4M 1990
      57% 49% Class of 1999 Cinematographer $1.4M 1990
      82% 57% Bat 21 Cinematographer $3.2M 1988
      No Score Yet 35% Love at Stake Cinematographer - 1988
      63% 57% The Blob Cinematographer $7.8M 1988
      No Score Yet 48% The Hanoi Hilton Cinematographer $39.0K 1987
      93% 83% The Fly Cinematographer $34.9M 1986
      88% 77% The Dead Zone Cinematographer - 1983
      80% 80% Videodrome Cinematographer - 1983
      No Score Yet 20% Funeral Home Cinematographer - 1982
      No Score Yet 29% Night School Cinematographer - 1981
      70% 64% Scanners Cinematographer - 1981
      83% 68% The Brood Cinematographer - 1979