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American Cinematographer Gordon Willis deadat 82

May 20, 2014 13:12 IST

American Cinematographer, Gordon Willis died at the age of 82 in Massachusetts on 18 May 2014. He was best known for stirring camera work in film classics Godfather trilogy. Willis was known in the industry as the prince of darkness, due to his unique lighting technique which created lots of shadows.

About Gordon Willis
Willis was born in New York in 1931. His first film was comedy drama End of the Road in 1970 and last movie was The Devil’s Own directed by Pakula.

Willis received an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar in 2010. He was also nominated for best cinematography Academy Awards for Woddy Allen’s Zelig and The Godfather: Part III.

His other movies ranging from the romance Manhattan, lavish musical Pennies From Heaven, Watergate thriller All the President’s Men. The other movies are The Parallax View and Klute.

Quick Digest

Who: American Cinematographer , Gordon Willis

Where: Massachusetts

What: died

When: 18 May 2014

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