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#1 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:48 PM

Another in my series of DOP Documents, this time featuring some of the work of the late Alex Thomson BSC

 

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#2 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 02:26 PM

These are really great Stephen, thanks for sharing!
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:33 PM

Great document, as always -- thanks!  I find them very inspirational.


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#4 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:42 AM

Thanks guys, happy to share them.
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#5 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:20 PM

Always waiting for the next one! Thanks Stephen! 


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:47 AM

Awesome, really nice


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#7 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 06:37 PM

Wonderful document, thanks Stephen! Thomson's widescreen photography is such an inspiration to me, he was an absolute master of depth and atmosphere. And as godawful a film as Legend is, the photography (and production design of course) are beyond beautiful.


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#8 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 06:14 PM

Now that Cimino just died, I wanted to give a little link to the end scene of Year Of The Dragon. This is one of Cimino's underrated post-meltdown-Heaven's-Gate films and it's a very good movie. It has excellent cinematography by late Alex Thomson, BSC. Sure, it's a little more sourcy and noir-ish than what's the trend today, but I find the final scenes on the bridge at night to be absolutely stunningly shot. I wish films looked like this today.

 


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#9 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 07:39 PM

Thanks for that link, I hadn't seen the movie -- it's a great ending, I love the backlight on the bridge that almost burns out around John Lone's figure.


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#10 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 05:18 AM

Love it too. I also love how he lit the front of the train engine as it chases the car down the tracks.


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#11 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 06:44 AM

He also shot Labyrinth .. all on sound stages.. this is where I saw him blast, I guess it was a 10k at least.. through.. yes through.. not bounced ...1/4 inch Poly ..!!!   that was a soft light !


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#12 Fabio Pirovano_37718

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 11:47 AM

He does outstanding gems like Excalibur, The Keep and the underrated Alien 3


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