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Masters of Light: Conversations with Contemporary Cinematographers

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Through conversations held with fifteen of the most accomplished contemporary cinematographers, the authors explore the working world of the person who controls the visual look and style of a film.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published January 22nd 1986 by University of California Press (first published 1984)
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Natalie
Dec 22, 2012 Natalie rated it really liked it
Although this book is dated, it is still very useful with interviews about cinematography from the best DPs of the 70s and early 80s.
emilie
Jan 09, 2008 emilie rated it it was ok
I didn't realize this book was published in 1984. As such it is a conversation with contemporary cinematograpers in a historical sense, but not in actuality. The interviewee's are all men and the discussion doesn't contextualize many of the director's or other cinematographers that are referrenced. Also, obviously so much has changed in the field in the past 23 years that in an overall sense the book has relevance, but not practically.
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May 09, 2009 Brian Pera rated it it was amazing
One of the best, most helpful books on film I've ever read. I return to it again and again, picking up things I missed before. If there were a daily meditation book for filmmakers it would look something like this.
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