Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography 1993

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography

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This documentary examines an often overlooked element of filmmaking: the role of cinematography. It includes interviews with various cinematographers, credited as "directors of photography," who discuss clips from their own work as well as films that inspired them. They pay homage to pioneering cinematographers and to more than 100 films. The film considers how the cinematographer's job has changed over the years, with the advent of new technology and the development of the art of filmmaking.

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  • Jun 12, 2013
    Representing hollywood films the way they were truly made behind the camera, "Visions of Light" is a perfect documentary, showcasing many classic films of the past and how they were shot and lit in every way and the struggles it took to get to that perfect look. Filmmakers across the globe were interviewed giving their voices so that people can understand exactly what goes into the planning process for such a big production. It is a pretty fascinating film to watch, even though some endings for films are spoiled throughout, so proceed through the film with caution. I loved every second of this film and it held my attention all the way through.
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  • Dec 24, 2012
    A good collection of perspectives on the art of cinema that drags on occasion and is not ultimately memorable.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2010
    A documentary for true cinephiles that shows that, despite what the 'auteurs' would have us believe, the input of the cinematographer should never be underestimated. A great documentary that concentrates on the real unsung heroes of pure cinema - giving them (and their imagery) the reverence they so richly deserve (cast your eye over any Flixter profile and the list of favourite film-makers are always directors). It also happens to be everything a documentary should be - Informative, very entertaining and, above all, enlightening (no pun intended!)
    William S Super Reviewer

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