Conrad Hall has died

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  1. Thi Them

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    One of the best cinematographers ever has passed away.

    My favorite shot of his is in In Cold Blood, where the water running down the window from rain is reflected on Robert Blake's face and creates the effect of him crying.

    ~T
     
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    I heard about it earlier today. A great cinematographer who will be missed. RIP.
     
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    One of my all time favorite episodes from the Academy Awards is when he receives the Oscar for American Beauty and makes the audience and me roar with laughter. Seemed like a Nice and Funny guy.

    RIP
     
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    I watched Road to Perdition a few days ago and was reminded of his visual greatness. He will be missed. [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry to hear this. Here's hoping he gets one last (well-deserved) Oscar for Road to Perdition.
     
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    More sad news. [​IMG] What else more can be said, he was one of the best cinematographers with a great body of work. RIP
     
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    Sad news. [​IMG] He did some maginicent work in movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Road to Perdition.
     
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    Truly sad news. It's a shame that most people won't even notice.
     
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    If you really want to experience Hall's work then checkout the dvd release of "The Professionals" which starred Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster and Jack Palance. What a beautifully shot film! He will be missed and perhaps his work on "Road to Perdition" will be awarded.




    Crawdaddy
     
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    I remember reading a quote from Sam Mendes over the summer, about how much he enjoyed working with Conrad Hall and how sad he was that he wouldn't be making more films with him. It struck me as oddly final. Now I suspect he knew that Hall was ailing.

    For a (too brief) exposure to a fascinating character, I recommend Hall's segments in the documentary Visions of Light.

    M.
     
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    Tragic news to start the week, and sad to see so few post in his remembrance here. The industry is losing a lot of great, GREAT people, which makes me feel so incredibly empty in seeing those whom I admire so much pass on. Their work, thankfully, will never die and always be testament to their immortal talents.

    May he rest in peace.

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    This just a few weeks after George Roy Hill moves on...

    Why do I have the feeling that before 2003 is over and done with, at least one more person associated with "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" is going to die?

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    It feels creepy.
     
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    A great cinematographer, and I'm more than sure a great man, too. He will be missed.

    Jason
     
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    Even though I knew of his work before, the look of Road to Perdition really struck me. I was so amazed at the perfect balance of colors, muted though some of them were. Magnificent stuff. Hall was a true artist and master.
    He will indeed be missed. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm happy for him that his final film was so masterfully gorgeous to look at. I was already pulling for a cinematography Oscar for Perdition, now doubly so.

    I made a promise to myself a few years ago (around the time of the release of A Civil Action) that I would not miss any opportunity I had to see Conrad Hall's work on a big screen, because who knew how many more opportunities I would have. I'm glad I kept it.

    I think I'll watch Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid tonight.

    I can hear his voice on the LD's commentary track in my head, referring to the letterboxed image on the monitor: "Now this is the way to watch a movie!"
     

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