Visions of Light

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Visions of Light
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Publicity poster
Directed by Arnold Glassman
Todd McCarthy
Stuart Samuels
Produced by Terry Lawler
Yoshiki Nishimuri
Written by Todd McCarthy
Cinematography Nancy Schreiber
Edited by Arnold Glassman
Distributed by Kino International
Release dates
  • 1992 (1992)
Running time 92 minutes
Country Japan
United States
Language English

Visions of Light is a 1992 documentary film directed by Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, and Stuart Samuels. The film is also known as Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography.[1]

The film covers the art of cinematography since the conception of cinema at the turn of the 20th century. Many filmmakers and cinematographers present their views and discuss why the art of cinematography is important within the craft of filmmaking.


Synopsis[edit]

The film is the equivalent of a walk through a cinema museum. The doc interviews many modern-day directors of photography and they illustrate via examples their best work and the scenes from films that influenced them to pursue their art.

Many known cinematographers are interviewed, including: Néstor Almendros, John Bailey, Conrad Hall, Michael Chapman, László Kovács, and others.

They discuss their craft and pay homage to the cinema pioneers like Gregg Toland, Billy Bitzer, James Wong Howe and John Alton. The practitioners also explain the origins behind many of their most indelible images in cinema history.

Cinematographer interviews[edit]

Filmography[edit]

The filmmakers discuss the following films:

Reception[edit]

Visions of Light has an overall approval rating of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes.[2]

Awards[edit]

Wins

Nominations

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Visions of Light at the Internet Movie Database.
  2. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved 2010-09-05. 

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