Sacha Vierny

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Sacha Vierny (10 August 1919 – 15 May 2001) was a French cinematographer. He was born in Bois-le-Roi, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France, and died in Paris, France, at the age of 81. He is most famous for his work with Alain Resnais - especially for the two films Hiroshima mon amour and L'année dernière à Marienbad - and with Peter Greenaway (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, Prospero's Books).

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Alain Resnais and Vierny made 10 films together from 1955 to 1984, starting with the Holocaust film Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard in original French) and ending with L'amour à mort. He was the cinematographer of choice for British film-maker Peter Greenaway from A Zed & Two Noughts (1985) onward, and shot virtually everything Greenaway directed, including his television work, up to and including 8½ Women (1999). Greenaway has also referred to Vierny as his "most important collaborator".[1]

Vierny also worked with such directors as Luis Buñuel (Belle de jour), Raoul Ruiz, Pierre Kast, Chris Marker and Paul Paviot.

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