Thursday, 23 April 2009

Jack Cardiff (1914-2009)

If he hadn't done anything else but "Black Narcissus" (for which he won an Oscar for best colour cinematography) he'd still deserve to be among the great, and often unsung, technicians of the cinema. But he did more than that, including many British technicolor films from the 1940s, "The African Queen", "War and Peace", and one for which I have a soft spot, "Death on the Nile".

He was also a director, and continued working into his 90s.

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