Jack Cardiff died, last month at 94


I didn't pick up on this sooner but noticed an obituary, of sorts in the June issue of Sight and Sound. Apparently he died last month; April 22nd.
The Daily Telegraph obituary is here.

4 comments:

daggy said...

I was wondering when you guys would correct this most glaring omission...Mr. Cardiff was certainly one of the greatest cinematographers in movie history. I was fortunate to have seen him in person at a screening of "Black Narcissus" at the Academy Theater in Beverly Hills about three years ago. His transcendent work in that film and "The Red Shoes" - both for Powell/Pressburger, of course - will never be equaled. And he seemed a vibrant gentleman at that screening it was hard to believe he'd already turned 90...

Tom Sutpen said...

Speaking only for myself, I knew Cardiff had passed when he did, but I deliberately chose not to do an Obit entry because I knew that other film blogs would be marking the event. Last thing I wanted was another 'Who asked you to chime in?' response from those quarters (which I've gotten in the past when I've dared to add my uninvited voice to the concord, as it were).

MichaelRyerson said...

Post whatever moves you, Tom. Illegitimati Non Carborundum.

Fred said...

Cinebeats did an excellent job of marking the passing of Cardiff with some wonderful posts on Girl on a Motorcycle.