Michael Chapman

Michael Chapman

Highest Rated: 98% The Last Waltz (1978)

Lowest Rated: 10% House of D (2004)

Birthday: Nov 21, 1935

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Former camera operator and assistant to cinematographer Gordon Willis who has worked several times with Philip Kaufman and whose crisp, powerful images proved integral to several Martin Scorsese pictures, most notably the gritty black-and-white of "Raging Bull" (1980) and the atmospheric, intense neon color of nighttime New York in "Taxi Driver" (1976). As a director, Chapman has been less effective, though "All the Right Moves" (1983) enjoyed some success. His next directorial effort, "The Clan of the Cave Bear" (1986), may well have been the first feminist cave woman movie but many found it laughable. Chapman continued working as director of photography for mainstream big-budget films like "Kindergarten Cop" (1990), culminating in his Oscar nomination for the cinematography of "The Fugitive" (1993) and his inclusion in the acclaimed documentary on "the art of cinematography," "Visions of Light" (1992). Michael Chapman died on September 20, 2020 at the age of 84.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% No Score Yet Retaliation Church Attendee (Character) - 2017
85% 70% Bridge to Terabithia Cinematographer $82.2M 2007
26% 55% Hoot Cinematographer $8.1M 2006
10% 73% House of D Cinematographer $371.1K 2004
34% 71% Eulogy Cinematographer $70.5K 2004
18% 38% Suspect Zero Cinematographer $8.7M 2004
43% 48% Evolution Sheriff Long (Character),
Cinematographer
$38.3M 2001
26% 58% The Story of Us Cinematographer $27.1M 1999
76% 89% Primal Fear Cinematographer $56.1M 1996
43% 63% Space Jam Cinematographer $90.4M 1996
No Score Yet 80% Raven Hawk Gordon Fowler (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% The Viking Sagas Director - 1995
96% 89% The Fugitive Cinematographer $183.8M 1993
95% 85% Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography Unknown (Character) - 1993
33% 40% Rising Sun Cinematographer $62.5M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baroque Duet Cinematographer - 1992
51% 52% Kindergarten Cop Cinematographer $88.6M 1990
No Score Yet 0% Third Degree Burn Dan Rourke (Character) - 1989
54% 61% Ghostbusters II Cinematographer $110.4M 1989
71% 71% Scrooged Cinematographer $58.2M 1988
76% 85% The Lost Boys Cinematographer $31.7M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Annihilator Director - 1986
10% 47% The Clan of the Cave Bear Director $251.9K 1986
76% 64% The Man With Two Brains Cinematographer - 1983
61% 39% All the Right Moves Director - 1983
93% 93% Raging Bull Cinematographer $87.3K 1980
89% 87% The Wanderers Cinematographer - 1979
76% 67% Hardcore Cinematographer - 1979
93% 81% Invasion of the Body Snatchers Cinematographer - 1978
63% 73% American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince Cinematographer - 1978
98% 94% The Last Waltz Cinematographer $322K 1978
83% 69% Fingers Cinematographer - 1978
96% 93% Taxi Driver Cinematographer - 1976
71% 74% The Front Cinematographer - 1976
89% 87% The Last Detail Cinematographer - 1973

QUOTES FROM Michael Chapman CHARACTERS

Hooligan at the bar says: Fack me gavnah this film is dog shiiiite

Hooligan at the bar says: Fack me gavnah this film is dog shite.