Cameraman: The Life And Work Of Jack Cardiff Reviews

July 28, 2011
Although we never really learn much about his life outside the movies, by the end of the film we are in awe of his work accomplishments.
July 8, 2011
"Cameraman" should be required viewing for anyone interested in becoming more visually literate in an ever-more-media-drenched age.
June 23, 2011
Cardiff was the greatest color cameraman who ever lived.
June 3, 2011
After years of DVD special features, even dedicated buffs may be somewhat blas about a film that takes us behind the scenes to explore one man's career...but this is no ordinary documentary, and its subject is no ordinary filmmaker. Jack Cardiff was a...
June 2, 2011
The lack of personal detail can be frustrating. Yet it suits its subject's gentlemanly reserve.
May 13, 2011
Even with its tightly cropped approach, this is still a fascinating look at a too-neglected craft.
May 13, 2011
Chiming in for this breezy tribute filled with tantalizing clips is a who's who of admirers, including Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, John Mills and Kim Hunter.
May 12, 2011
Asked if movies were a "tragic" industry, Cardiff replies, "I think it's a nonsensical thing, job, to be in, because it's full of hypocrisy, hyperbole, just about everything you can think of." Yet his example demonstrates just how worthy it can be.
May 12, 2011
McCall approaches Cardiff with something approaching awe, though his subject views his accomplishments with the good-natured humility befitting a proper English gentleman.
May 11, 2011
Director Alan Parker nicely describes the tightrope teeter of Cardiff's hothouse imagery: "It's great art, and then it will be kitsch, and then it will be art again." Or is he summing up cinema itself?
May 10, 2011
Cameraman is filled with Cardiff's achingly beautiful work, from the furious violet moods of Black Narcissus (1947) and his ballet fantasia The Red Shoes (1948) to Sylvester Stallone's agonized poses in Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985).
October 11, 2010
Destined to become a perennial for film buffs everywhere, the explicitly titled Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff pays well deserved tribute to the legendary cinematographer who also became a respected director in his own right.
September 19, 2010
The movie would have been better titled Working Life than Life and Work, wisely skipping discussion of Cardiff's family and friends in favor of his films.
September 19, 2010
After Jack Cardiff's relationship with the Archers ends, the film offers precious little in the way of biographical piquancy.