Ernest Day BSC passed away in November 2006
Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:10 AM
While I never found Mr. Day's work as a lighting cameraman particularly imaginative, his work as a camera operator is pretty legendary. David Lean apparently always refered to Day as his "eyes", and as far as I know Day was the first English camera operator to handle 65mm operating. Day's operating was always graceful, elegant with beautiful handle of some of history's finest compositions. He certainly made Freddie Young look great, and really complimented some top cinematographers' lighting. EXODUS, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, RYAN'S DAUGHTER, DR ZHIVAGO, BECKET, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE-
Day was also a very good director, especially for the second unit on the James Bond movies THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and MOONRAKER.Let's not forget Day's direction of the Lotus car chase in SPY WHO LOVED ME, which still influences many action movies right up until the present. Day's final credit was as second unit director of photography on Brian DePalma's blockbuster hit, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE for DOP Stephen Burum ASC.
Posted 24 April 2007 - 11:22 AM
Posted 24 April 2007 - 04:21 PM
Posted 24 April 2007 - 04:44 PM
Posted 24 April 2007 - 04:47 PM
November 2006 to be precise...
Yeah, but...the man just died, his family will be distraught. Have a care for them.
But you didn't see that part, I'm presuming.
Edited by Daniel Ashley-Smith, 24 April 2007 - 04:49 PM.
Posted 24 April 2007 - 04:56 PM
Edited by Matthew Buick, 24 April 2007 - 04:56 PM.