Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Freddie Francis Has Died

Freddie Francis has died. He was one of the greatest of all cinematographers. I'm very saddened by this loss to film and filmmaking.

Here's a selection of his films the cinematography of which, I believe, speaks for itself.

Sons and Lovers. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. The Innocents. Night Must Fall. The Elephant Man. Dune. Return to Oz. Clara's Heart. The Man in the Moon. School Ties. The Straight Story.

Unfortunately, he never directed photography for another film after his incredible work in The Straight Story. Goodbye, Freddie.

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