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Roger Deakins, Cinematographer

Cinematographer born in 1949 (Torquay, Devon, England), Roger Deakins is most widely known for his cinematography for the Joel and Ethan Coen’s films.
Some influences:
"I still remember watching The War Game, a film by Peter Watkins about what would happen if a nuclear bomb went off in London. It sort of felt like a documentary, but it was a fictional film. It was made for the BBC, but it was banned until the '90s. For some reason our film society had a copy of the film. It was a terrifying film."
"I wanted to make documentaries like Frederick Wiseman or Ricky Leacock."
"John Huston. I thought he had such versatility. Most of his films had such a deep feeling for humanity. John Huston was a guy who brought all his experience and feelings for humanity into his work. Fat City, The Man Who Would Be King and Moby Dick are among my all-time favorite movies. They were films made by somebody who understood the world." (A Conversation With Roger Deakins by Bob Fisher with Beverly Wood, found here)


landscape images from
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
select filmography: -The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007) -No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007) -House of Sand and Fog (Vadim Perelman, 2003 ) -The Man Who Wasn't There (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2001) -O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2000) -The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998) -Kundun (Martin Scorsese, 1997) -Fargo (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996) -Dead Man Walking (Tim Robbins, 1995) -The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994) -The Hudsucker Proxy (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1994) -Barton Fink (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1991) -Nineteen Eighty-Four (Michael Radford, 1984)

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