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#1 Shannon

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:32 PM

I love Gordon Willis!!! I wanted to share this interview with him. He's the DP behind "The Godfather" and "Annie Hall". He says a lot of good stuff in here for students.


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#2 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:01 AM

Ah, the Prince of Darkness! Willis' work on The Godfather is truly inspirational. Him, Conrad Hall, Mario Bava, Haskell Wexler and my personal favorite Vittorio Storaro, these guys were men of TRUE genius. After having seen almost every movie he's made (I'm still waiting to see "The Smell of Success"), I actually feel the same way about David Mullen for his generation. To have men of such great artistry working with one, must be the ultimate honor.


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#3 mike geranios

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:35 PM

Anybody knows why mr Gordon Willis stoped dping in 1997 ?? And what is he up to till now ?
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#4 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:31 AM

To quote: "Of his decision to retire, Willis said: "I got tired of trying to get actors out of trailers, and standing in the rain". My personal guess is he was 66 years old in 1997, had a butt load of money after working his entire life and just wanted to enjoy the rest of his life without the pressure of the film industry. I know we're suppose to keep innovating and securing our legend but sometimes the human need to enjoy one's life is far more important, besides, what else was there left for him to have to prove. He changed cinematic history, let him enjoy what's left of his life, he earned at least that and far more. 


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#5 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:39 AM

As for what Mr. Willis is doing now, this might be a place to start:

http://www.mcsweeney...g-gordon-willis


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#6 mike geranios

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:30 AM

Yes indeed,I agree 100% that he changed all most everything(among a few others) I mean black eyes Marlon Brando?? Omg you have to be legend or ET to perform something like that...
On the other hand 16 years without a movie is a very long time and cinematography sometimes isn't just a job or paycheck..except Hollywood there is Europe film industry....anyway I am sure that everybody want the heavyweight champion of the light world come back once in a while.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:12 AM

I cant see this happening Mr Willis has failing eyes .


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:32 AM

Failing eyes? Really or this is another rumour? Many cinematographers wearing glasses ...
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:32 PM

No not rumour i wear glasses ,but he has more serious problem.


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