Bright Lights Film Journal

Jack Cardiff, Cinematographer (1914-2009)

So many other bloggers have posted tributes to the late, great, Jack Cardiff that it was difficult to find an image that hadn’t already been posted at one of those blogs. However, here is the radiant Audrey Hepburn, radiantly photographed by Cardiff, in one of the finest epics ever made, King Vidor’s War and Peace (1956).

Cardiff’s collaborations with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, e.g., A Matter of Life and Death, aka Stairway to Heaven (above), were the summit of ’40s Technicolor.

We highly recommend you check out the many Cardiff-related links gathered by David Hudson here.