“A cinematographer is a visual psychiatrist – moving an audience through a movie … making them think the way you want them to think, painting pictures in the dark.”
Gordon Willis was an American cinematographer best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather series as well as Woody Allen’s Annie Hall and Manhattan.
One critic suggested that “more than any other director of photography, Willis defined the cinematic look of the 1970s.
‘The Prince of Darkness’ a non-linear documentary about the work of Gordon Willis is being developed by Alias Studio.
What I’m Watching
The documentary examines Truffaut’s life and career in astonishing totality, highlighting selected clips from many of his best and most-loved films, including under-appreciated gems like his crackerjack movie-within-a-movie, Day for Night, and [...]
An incandescent meditation on fate and chance, starring Irène Jacob as a sweet-souled yet somber runway model in Geneva whose life intersects with that of a bitter retired judge, played by Jean‑Louis Trintignant. [...]
From an article by Roger Ebert: Michelangelo Antonioni's "Blow-Up" opened in America two months before I became a film critic, and colored my first years on the job with its lingering influence. It [...]
Photographers I Admire
What I’m Reading
Excerpt from her post: "This morning I woke up to the news that the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali, had passed away. I’d like to share some of his quotes and thoughts with you [...]
“This extraordinary, wildly entertaining book sheds new light on the Age of Disruption. What does it take to make a meaningful difference? And how can you apply this insight to your own life? By debunking [...]
Her latest post: Trumpschmerz She describes herself as a postmodern Moll Flanders. Adventuress, transgressor, verbal ecdysiast, and yogini. Recovering prude, former nerd, brainy bimbo. Her essays and erotica have appeared in various print anthologies and [...]
From the article in The Guardian Is working as a stripper honestly empowering? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself since I quit stripping 18 months ago, after spending two decades naked. It’s also a [...]