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PMF

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Leon Shamroy and Joseph Ruttenberg won 4 competitive Oscars for Best Cinematography.

That's FOUR for each and remains the record to date.

So, who would you select as your favorite of these two artists?


Review the listed nominations (below) of Mr. Shamroy & Mr. Ruttenberg and select only ONE film.



Who will finally become the Five-Time winner?

It's up to you HTF members!

Cast your vote and break the tie.


Leon Shamroy received 18 Oscar nominations. ( :)) denotes wins

"The Young in Heart" (1938)

"Down Argentine Way" (1940)

"The Gentlemen from West Point" (1942)

"The Black Swan" (1942) :)

"Wilson" (1944) :)

"Leave Her to Heaven" (1945) :)

"Prince of Foxes" (1949)

"David and Bathsheba" (1951)

"The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (1952)

"The Robe" (1953)

"The Egyptian" (1954)

"Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" (1955)

"The King and I" (1956)

"South Pacific" (1958)

"Porgy and Bess" (1959)

"The Cardinal" (1963)

"Cleopatra (1963) :)



Joseph Ruttenberg received 10 Oscar nomination. ( :)) denotes wins


"The Great Waltz" (1938) :)

"Waterloo Bridge" (1940)

"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

"Mrs. Miniver" (1942) :)

"Madame Curie" (1943)

"Gasliight" (1944)

"Julius Caesar" (1953)

"Somebody Up There Likes Me" (1956) :)

"Gigi" (1958) :)

"Butterfield 8" (1960)
 

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I'd definitely go for Shamroy. The first film of his in which I marveled at the cinematography and knew it was his was PLANET OF THE APES (1968). Then I started catching his older films, usually at repertory screenings at places like the Museum of Modern Art. The only black mark on his list is SOUTH PACIFIC. The horrible look of that film almost cancels out the rest.


If I had to pick one film to break the tie it would be Shamroy's PRINCE OF FOXES.


As for Ruttenberg, the only film on the list you provided that I care for at all is SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME. If you look at his larger filmography, he did tons of crappy films over the decades. But I give him props for two of Elvis' better musicals, IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR and SPEEDWAY.
 

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While my wife is a fan of many films of the 30s. 40s and 50s, I have not seen that many of them. And, while I have heard of most of the films listed, I have only actually seen 2 of those - "Leave Her to Heaven" and "The King and I" - both under Shamroy's name.


I loved the cinematography of "Leave Her to Heaven".


Can't really vote on either one without seeing more, but just wanted to share.
 

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PMF said:
Huh?


What is 60001566186_9da44a8f8a.jpg ?

A color widescreen frame grab of Bella Darvi from THE EGYPTIAN. Your computer is evidently not opening it.
 

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