Monday, November 20, 2006

The Cameraman

"Cinematographer with a preference for natural light who acted as midwife to Bergman masterpieces", says an obituary of Sven Nykvist (1922-2006) that The Guardian carried. Thanks to G P ramachandran for pointing me to this article and reminding me of a cinematographer's role in films like The Virgin Spring, The Silence, Cries and Whispers and Fanny and Alexander.

a shot from cries and whispers

(Image: a shot from Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop, Swedish). Ingmar Bergman and Sven Nykvist shot Cries and Whispers (1972) in red. Nykvist won an academy award for Best Cinematography for his work in this film).

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