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      Peter Suschitzky

      Peter Suschitzky

      Highest Rated: 94% Star Wars: Episode V -- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

      Lowest Rated: 12% After Earth (2013)

      Birthday: Jul 25, 1941

      Birthplace: Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

      Capable cinematographer of Hollywood and European films with a flair for the fantastic whose works span genres from stage adaptations ("A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1968) to fantasy ("Krull" 1983) to cerebral horror ("Dead Ringers" 1988). Suschitzky began working in documentaries and commercials before entering features in the mid 1960s with "It Happened Here" (1966). He went on to lens such high profile features as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975) and "The Empire Strikes Back" (1982). Suschitzky began a fruitful association with horror maestro David Cronenberg shooting the unnerving psychological (and gynecological) character study "Dead Ringers," wherein he artfully conveyed the twin terrors of sterile surgical rooms and profoundly messy minds and lives. The collaboration continued with his lensing of the writer-director's screen adaptations of "Naked Lunch" (1991) and "M. Butterfly" (1993). In the former, Suschitzky made the psychic delirium of heat and drugs in novel visually palpable. The while the latter was a more traditional if no less accomplished looking Hollywood period film.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      83% 56% Tale of Tales Cinematographer $92.1K 2015
      62% 44% Maps to the Stars Cinematographer $347.6K 2014
      12% 36% After Earth Cinematographer $60.5M 2013
      66% 31% Cosmopolis Cinematographer $743.6K 2012
      78% 50% A Dangerous Method Cinematographer $5.7M 2011
      89% 83% Eastern Promises Cinematographer $17.1M 2007
      No Score Yet 21% The Stone Council Cinematographer - 2006
      61% 58% Shopgirl Cinematographer $10.3M 2005
      87% 76% A History of Violence Cinematographer $31.5M 2005
      85% 68% Spider Cinematographer $1.6M 2002
      14% 28% Red Planet Cinematographer $17.5M 2000
      74% 69% eXistenZ Cinematographer $2.8M 1999
      32% 55% The Man in the Iron Mask Cinematographer $57.0M 1998
      No Score Yet 72% The Man in the Iron Mask Cinematographer - 1998
      65% 61% Crash Cinematographer $3.4M 1996
      56% 53% Mars Attacks! Cinematographer $37.8M 1996
      57% 86% Immortal Beloved Cinematographer $8.7M 1994
      70% 77% Naked Lunch Cinematographer $2.2M 1991
      84% 82% Dead Ringers Cinematographer $8.3M 1988
      30% 51% Krull Cinematographer - 1983
      94% 97% Star Wars: Episode V -- The Empire Strikes Back Cinematographer $291.9M 1980
      79% 85% The Rocky Horror Picture Show Cinematographer $519.0K 1975
      No Score Yet 56% That'll Be the Day Cinematographer - 1973
      No Score Yet 47% Leo the Last Cinematographer - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thank You All Very Much Cinematographer - 1969
      No Score Yet 63% The Peace Game Cinematographer - 1969