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A Man With A Camera

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Paperback, 322 pages
Published May 1st 1986 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published 1980)
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Paul Secor
Feb 28, 2017 rated it liked it
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Nestor Almendros worked as a cinematographer on a number of my favorite films, so I looked forward to reading this book. Unfortunately, almost all of his comments are about the camera work and lighting he did on the films, and I expected more than that. If you're interested in cinematography, this may be a book you'll want to read. If you want to find out about directors, actors, and what went on behind the scenes in the various films he worked on - and he worked on many interesting to great fil ...more
Serdar Usta
Feb 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Spanish cinematographer Nestor Almendros's this biography styled book is undoubtedly a gem for all people interested in cinema.

In his book Nestor puts his thoughts about cinema, the responsibilities of cinematographer and how contemporary cinematographers should find different ways of taking pictures by looking classics and several other art forms.

He puts the importance of using natural light where today's cinema overly uses fake stage lights. Also the importance of using light techniques in pa
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Andrew Bishop
Jun 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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One of the greatest cinematographers, Almendros is also a good storyteller. The book - each film prefaced by a beautiful still - is peppered with anecdotes and observations about the relevant filmmakers. It's a delight and a must-read for any and all cinephiles. I wish it was longer - and still in print! - but regardless what we have is a lovely testament to Almendros' skill.
Vanessa
Mar 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love this book, Nestor Almendros writing, his simplicity, his way to work with lighting, his work, all the movies he talks about...
I have defenitely discover someone who I really admire and respect.
Aaron Hollander
Excellent technical and logical overview of every film Almendros made, up to the printing of this book.
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