RFI: Jack Cardiff

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an amazing cinematographer (black narcissus, the red shoes, the african queen), yet a fairly lackluster and short-lived director. the mercenaries is pretty colorful and pulpy (i seem to recall jim brown paddling down river on a pair of skis). did cardiff direct anything else of note?

a spectator bird (a spectator bird), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 18:26 (fifteen years ago) link

Sons and Lovers is his most acclaimed, but I haven't seen it.

He also DP'd Rambo!!!

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 18:47 (fifteen years ago) link

For realz?

k/l (Ken L), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 19:17 (fifteen years ago) link

wow. although, for some reason i knew he did the dogs of war, so i guess rambo isn't a stretch. it's pretty funny to think that the same guy DP'd rambo and the red shoes, though. maybe there should be a thread for people who worked on the most wildly different pair of films.

a spectator bird (a spectator bird), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 19:33 (fifteen years ago) link

Well, I guess Sven Nykvist did Sleepless In Seattle.

(I actually was gonna post that before a spectator bird's post was here)

k/l (Ken L), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 19:38 (fifteen years ago) link

two years pass...

I have gotten his book out of the library and read some of it and it seems pretty good, but unfortunately I took a lot of books out of the library and return them unfinished.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 7 January 2008 02:01 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

And this book was no exception.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 15:32 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

RIP to a great imagemaker.

http://www.ifc.com/blogs/thedaily/2009/04/jack-cardiff-1914---2009.php

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 23 April 2009 02:19 (twelve years ago) link

RIP. Did not know about Under Capricorn. Wish I had bought the one copy of that book they had at The Strand.

moe greene dolphin street (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 23 April 2009 02:26 (twelve years ago) link

I've only seen UC once... If you missed this:

http://www.theauteurs.com/notebook/posts/660

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 23 April 2009 02:30 (twelve years ago) link

Need to watch Sons and Lovers; always found it hard to picture Trevor Howard as Mr. Morel.

I'm crossing over into enterprise (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 April 2009 02:34 (twelve years ago) link

I guess UC was after Rope?

moe greene dolphin street (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 23 April 2009 02:36 (twelve years ago) link

right after, '49

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 23 April 2009 02:39 (twelve years ago) link

Ah. That's highly significant.

moe greene dolphin street (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 23 April 2009 02:43 (twelve years ago) link

Wow, long confessional take like something out of Ingmar Bergman.

I guess Hitch did a Billy Wilder and disowned it because it was a flop, but looks worth investigating.

moe greene dolphin street (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 23 April 2009 02:52 (twelve years ago) link

RIP big man

saw 'under capricorn' in a sweet print at the nft in january. not one of hitch's best films, but j.c. was on some other shit.

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Thursday, 23 April 2009 07:58 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

the documentary on him is great

said that bogart told him he'd worked hard for the lines on his face & 'dont light me up like a fag'

johnny crunch, Sunday, 19 February 2012 00:00 (nine years ago) link

Forgot about this thread so we had a very brief discussion about that documentary over here instead: The Archers (Powell & Pressburger): S/D

Dalai Mixture (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 February 2012 00:31 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...
two months pass...

I hope they eventually get to JC reading Stallone the riot act over lighting issues.

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 1 December 2013 14:33 (seven years ago) link

Rambo?

Skatalite of Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 December 2013 14:35 (seven years ago) link

That blogger is working cinematographer so I doubt he will go there. Just want through all four parts and didn't see anything. Now to see what he has to say about John Alton.

Skatalite of Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 December 2013 14:48 (seven years ago) link

seven years pass...

"Girl On A Motorcycle". Apparently the first ever X movie in the USA. Goes all solarized during the sex scenes though, so you can't actually see much. Anyway I'd forgotten how boring this film is and how much of it consists of Marianne Faithfull riding around on a Harley D looking winsome with a gormless grin on her face while chuntering away endlessly in the voiceover. Looks nice though.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Friday, 18 December 2020 23:46 (ten months ago) link

lol that is pretty much exactly what I was worried this movie would be like, so thank you for a genuinely useful post

rob, Saturday, 19 December 2020 00:41 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

Tom D otm, maybe in '68 the racy material may have passed muster, but looks quite dull and quaint now.

Still did give one of the best posters of all time.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Fh-u7gSYL._AC_.jpg

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 14 February 2021 20:02 (eight months ago) link


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