0119. PAINTING WITH LIGHT: Great Cinematography on Film PART I

1:00 – 3:30 pm Tuesdays, January 14 - February 18

6 Sessions
Lecturer: Peter Josyph
Fee: $100.00
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PAINTING WITH LIGHT: Great Cinematography on Film PART I

Director Nicholas Roeg said: “You make the movie through the cinematography – it sounds
quite a simple idea, but it was a huge revelation to me.” What Roeg meant was that the
finest acting, singing, dancing, or written dialogue on any film set or location will never be
seen or appreciated unless it is captured beautifully by the Director of Photography,
commonly known as the Cinematographer or the DP. Working in concert with the film’s
director and its production designer, the Director of Photography is ultimately responsible
for capturing everything that we see in a movie, and for the overall look of the film. This
series will look at films that have been shot by some of cinema’s greatest
cinematographers, such as Fred Murphy, Michael Chapman, James Wong Howe, Haskell
Wexler, Néstor Almendros, Conrad Hall, and Roger Deakins, featuring films by great
directors such as John Huston, Martin Scorsese, Martin Ritt, Terrence Malick, Steve
Zaillian, and the Coen Brothers. Discussions before and after the full-length screening of
selected films will also be a feature of this course.

About The Lecturer

Peter Josyph

Peter Josyph is an author, actor, director, and filmmaker whose films include: Liberty Street: Alive at Ground
Zero; Acting Cormac McCarthy: The Making of Billy Bob Thornton’s All the Pretty Horses; Shakespeare In New York: The Sonnets; and A Few Things Basquiat Did in School. His books include: Adventures in Reading Cormac McCarthy;
What One Man Said to Another, Talks with Richard Seltzer; and, The Wounded River, which was chosen as a New
York Times Notable Book. He also excels in literary and film criticism.