Oliver Wood (cinematographer)

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Oliver Wood is an English cinematographer, best known for his work in the action film genre.

Career[edit]

His first break came for director Leonard Kastle on cult crime film The Honeymoon Killers (1969) where he used available light to give the dark comedy a newsreel look.[1]

After that, his career was quiet for a while, before picking up in the late 1980s. He was director of photography for 18 episodes of stylish 1980s TV crime show Miami Vice before becoming DP on big-budget Hollywood films including Die Hard 2 (1990), Face/Off (1997), U-571 (2000) Fantastic Four (2005), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). He also shot the Bourne Trilogy, where he worked with director Paul Greengrass to produce a spontaneous, naturalistic effect, often using multiple cameras, frequently handheld, citing films such as The Battle of Algiers as an influence.[2][3]

He was nominated for a BAFTA for The Bourne Ultimatum (2007).[4]

In 2016, Wood shot the remake of Ben-Hur, directed by Timur Bekmambetov.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary Giddins, The Honeymoon Killers, The Criterion Collection
  2. ^ Jon Silberg, "The Bourne Ultimatum", American Cinematographer magazine, September 2007
  3. ^ David Heuring, "Homeward Bound", ICG Magazine, August 2007
  4. ^ 2008 Winners, BAFTA, accessed January 21, 2016

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