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#1 Jonathan Flanagan

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:41 PM

A very talented cinematographer who did a wonderful job on Oh What A Lovely War for Richad Attenborough winning a BAFTA and BSC award. However, his Imdb listing suggests he shot The Last of Sheila in 1973, and then nothing at all for 12 years until one final film in '85, and then nothing again until his death in 1997 aged 72. Anyone know why the big gap between projects and what he was doing? I can't believe that he wouldn't have been in demand ( even in the desperate state that the British film industry was in in the 70's).
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:50 PM

He invented the Lightflex for "Young Winston" (actually an earlier incarnation called the Colorflex) and probably spent some time in the late 1970's getting the device refined, but I suspect he probably shot commercials during those long gaps. I think he also did some second unit work.
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#3 Ignacio Aguilar

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 12:10 PM

According to Alec Mills' book, Turpin replaced cinematographer Ernest Day on "The Last of Sheila" after principal photography had already begun.


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