Interviews - Cinematographers


“A Very Nostalgic Look at my Childhood”: DP Dean Cundey on Back to the Future

Back to the FutureBack to the Future

When I saw Back to the Future as a kid in the summer of 1985, the film’s 1950s setting felt as distant and exotic as another century. As the movie celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, I feel both an…  Read more

By Oct 22, 2015

“So Much of What You Do is Intuitive”: Roger Deakins on Sicario

Emily Blunt in SicarioEmily Blunt in Sicario

In an interview with Variety for his new film Sicario, director Denis Villeneuve claimed that the movie’s cinematographer Roger Deakins “could shoot with a shoe and it would look great.” Hyperbole aside, Villeneuve isn’t far off: if you can affix a…  Read more

By Oct 14, 2015

“Found Footage with Style”: Cinematographer Maryse Alberti on M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit

The VisitThe Visit

As a teenager in the south of France, Maryse Alberti’s first two trips to the cinema led her impressionable eyes to Duel and Harold and Maude. If she’d instead began her cinematic journey with The Barefoot Executive and Escape From the Planet…  Read more

By Sep 21, 2015

“I’ve Gotten Carried Away with Graininess in the Past and I Probably Will Again”: DP Sean Price Williams on Queen of Earth

Elisabeth Moss in Queen of EarthElisabeth Moss in Queen of Earth

The major studios’ current preference for selecting the shepherds of their franchise properties is to pluck directors from the relatively obscurity of indiedom. Colin Trevorrow went from Safety Not Guaranteed to Jurassic World. Josh Trank moved from Chronicle to Fantastic…  Read more

By Sep 10, 2015

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