Painting With Light

By John Alton

Few cinematographers have had as decisive an impression at the cinematic medium as John Alton. top identified for his hugely stylized movie noir classics T-Men, He Walked by way of Night, and The enormous Combo, Alton earned a name through the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Fifties as one in every of Hollywood's consummate craftsmen via his visible signature of crisp shadows and sculpted beams of sunshine. No much less popular for his virtuoso colour cinematography and deft appropriation of widescreen and Technicolor, he earned an Academy Award in 1951 for his paintings at the musical An American in Paris. First released in 1949, Painting With mild remains one of many few actually canonical statements at the paintings of movie images, an unequalled historic rfile at the workings of postwar American cinema. In uncomplicated, non-technical language, Alton explains the task of the cinematographer and explores how lights, digital camera strategies, and selection of destinations verify the visible temper of movie. Todd McCarthy's advent offers an summary of Alton's biography and occupation and explores the impact of his paintings on modern cinematography and the foreword, written expressly for this variation through award-winning cinematographer John Bailey, explores Alton’s usually contentious relationships with colleagues, the yankee Society of Cinematographers, and the motion picture itself.

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