Jack Cardiff

  • The List
  • 28 May 2010
Jack Cardiff

It’s been just over a year since the great British cinematographer looked down the lens for the last time before shuffling off this mortal coil. Both cities pay tribute to Cardiff in the next few weeks with screenings of the films featuring some of his very best works, including the new digital print of Pandora and the Flying Dutchman and the films he is best remembered for – his post-war work with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (Black Narcissus, A Matter of Life and Death, The Red Shoes). In Glasgow there will also a Father’s Day Treat with the screening of Richard Fleischer’s brilliant The Vikings (lensed by Cardiff in 1957) plus an outing for Joseph L Mankewicz’s rarely screened The Barefoot Contessa in which Cardiff immortalised the savage beauty of Ava Gardner. Craig McCall’s excellent recent documentary Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff is also showing.

Ticket deals available. GFT, Glasgow & Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Sun 30 May.

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

  • 4 stars
  • 2010
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Craig McCall

Documentary spanning the industrious career of cinematographer Jack Cardiff, comprising behind the scenes footage and contributions from Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas and Charlton Heston.

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