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Conrad Hall - Cinematography at it's finest

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  1. wilber

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    Just saw the list of Oscar winners & have to say that this was a really well deserved award. Road To Perdition may have it's faults (Jude Law), the cinematography wasn't one of them. It is your duty to watch this film at least once to observe how it should be done. I cannot think of a film that was as well photographed in the past decade & in years to come I expect it tp be lawded in the same way that Robert Krasker's work on The Third Man is.

    So hats off to Conrad Hall - RTP is a fitting memorial to a great photographer.
     
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    I agree completely., wilber.

    I'll watch RTP DVD again and again mainly for the cinematography.

    Atmospherics, angles and detail superb. As you say "how it should be done".

    I'm so pleased Conrad L Hall got the Oscar as well as the BAFTA.
    I was very moved by his son's tribute at the ceremony. Seems he was good with more than a camera.

    Must check if he is in Garrett's Last Curtain Call...
     
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    Couldn't agree more. Virtually every frame of Road to Perdition could stand alone as a work of art. One of the most beautifully shot films I have ever seen.
     
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    nice to see an oscar go to someone who deserved it. when i watched RTP recently i watched it with framing" in mind, by that i mean how many of the shots would i frame and hang on my wall at home. probably about 75% of it would stand up to wall mounting.

    RIP Conrad :(

    Gary
     
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    weird I just found out Conrad Hall was also responsible for (and nominated for an oscar) the cinematography of my favourite western, The Professionals (1966).
     
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    Glad you nudged this up again, James45. :)

    I'm sure you know already, but also Butch Cassiday and the Sundance Kid, Tequila Sunrise, American Beauty, Marathon Man, Cool Hand Luke etc,etc. :smashin:

    Pure Genius.
     
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    wow could he have a better CV? I've just noticed In Cold Blood and Hell in the Pacific as well!!
     
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    Yes indeed.
     
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    He was one of the finest cinematographers ever without doubt. It's a shame the directors often get the praise these people deserve.:( The cinematography in RTP was so beautiful I was often distracted. A very fitting memorial indeed.:smashin:
     

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