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Acclaimed Filmaker Jack Cardiff Dies


Jack Cardiff, the British-born Academy-Award winning cinematographer who became one of the most accomplished cinematographers of his generation, died at 94. He worked with directors including Alfred Hitchcock and John Huston and actors such as Marilyn Monroe, who called him "the best in the world."

Famed Hollywood director, Martin Scorsese once described Cardiff, as being able to "paint with the camera." To continue the metaphor, Scorsese described the extended ballet sequence captured by Mr. Cardiff in the 1948 film "The Red Shoes" "as "a moving painting."

By Patricia Sullivan  |  April 22, 2009; 1:41 PM ET
Categories:  Lauren Wiseman , Movies  
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