Victor J. Kemper

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Victor J. Kemper
Victor Jay Kemper

(1927-04-14) 14 April 1927 (age 92)
Board member ofA.S.C. President (1993–1996), (1999–2001)
AwardsEmmy Kojak: The Price of Justice 1987

Victor Jay Kemper, A.S.C. (born April 14, 1927) is an American cinematographer who has worked on over fifty films. He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), and was its president twice, from 1993 to 1996, and from 1999 to 2001. Kemper won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for his work on the 1987 television movie, Kojak: The Price of Justice.


Kemper was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Florence (née Freedman) and Louis Kemper.[1] He is a graduate of Seton Hall University.

As a cinematographer, Kemper collaborated extensively with director Arthur Hiller. Kemper worked with the leading directors of the 1970s including John Cassavetes, Sidney Lumet, Anthony Harvey, Michael Ritchie, Ulu Grosbard, Peter Yates, Karel Reisz, Elaine May, J. Lee Thompson, Elia Kazan, George Roy Hill, Robert Wise, Carl Reiner, Bob Rafelson, Irvin Kershner, Richard Attenborough, and Norman Jewison.




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  2. ^ The New York Times: "They Might Be Giants"
  3. ^ Canby, Vincent (1978-11-08). "Film: Dummy Takes Over in 'Magic':Wooden Handed". New York Times. Retrieved 2005-12-30.
  4. ^ Maslin, Janet. "Movie Review:'The Jerk'" The New York Times, December 14, 1979
  5. ^ Maslin, Janet (August 9, 1980). "Xanadu (1980) MISS NEWTON-JOHN IN 'XANADU'". The New York Times.

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