Died Today (December 27th): Haskell Wexler (1922–2015)

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haskellwexler.jpgHaskell Wexler (1922–2015)

Born: February 6, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: December 27, 2015 (age 93) in Santa Monica, California, USA

Two time Oscar Winner for Best Cinematography: Bound for Glory (1976), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

We, as filmmakers, are privileged. We can make people cry or laugh. We can make think and feel. It is a great privilege and a great responsibility.

Movies are a voyeuristic experience. You have to make the audience feel like they are peeking through a keyhole. I think of myself as the audience. Then I use light, framing and motion to create a focal point.

 

 

 

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