Daniel Pearl (cinematographer)

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Daniel Pearl
Born 1951 (age 64–65)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 1974–present

Daniel Pearl, A.S.C. (born 1951 in The Bronx, New York[1]) is an American cinematographer who has worked on many feature films, over 400 music videos and more than 250 commercials. His best-known work is probably The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and its 2003 remake.

After gaining a master's degree at University of Texas at Austin, Pearl met Tobe Hooper in a film lab. After receiving some advice from the cinematographer about filters, Hooper later invited him to work on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, saying that "it's really important that I have a Texan shoot this film."[1]

He won the first MTV cinematography award for "Every Breath You Take."[1] He filmed the Michael Bay-directed "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)", which he cites as "one of my personal all-time favorite projects ... I think the cinematography is pure, and it tells a story about the song."[2] Michael Bay would later produce the 2003 Chainsaw remake.


  1. ^ a b c Fisher, Bob. "A Conversation with Daniel Pearl". International Cinematographers Guild. Retrieved 2006-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Pearl Looks Forward to Future, 25 Years after Texas Chainsaw Massacre". International Cinematographers Guild. Retrieved 2006-08-29. 

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