Jean-Yves Escoffier

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Jean-Yves Escoffier (July 12, 1950 – April 1, 2003), was a French cinematographer who worked with Mehdi Norowzian, Jeanne Moreau for Air France, David Lynch for Nissan Motors, and on music videos, "Hurt" (2002) for Johnny Cash and Mark Romanek.[1] He also worked as director of photography on a number of films of Leos Carax including Boy Meets Girl, Mauvais sang, and Les Amants du Pont-Neuf. Born in Lyon, France, he died of heart failure on April 1, 2003 in his home in Los Angeles, California.


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Cinévardaphoto documentary
2003 The Human Stain
Seville, Southside
2002 Possession
No claudicar documentary short
2001 15 Minutes
2000 Nurse Betty
1999 Cradle Will Rock
1998 Rounders
1997 Good Will Hunting
Excess Baggage
1996 Grace of My Heart
The Crow: City of Angels
1995 Jack & Sarah
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies TV documentary
1994 Witch Hunt TV movie
1993 Dream Lover
Charlie and the Doctor
1991 Les Amants du Pont-Neuf won Cinematographer of the Year
1988 Jaune revolver
1986 Mauvais sang nominated for César Award
Ulysse short
1985 3 hommes et un couffin
1984 Boy Meets Girl
1983 The Eyes of the Birds
Ballade à blanc
Archipel des amours segment "Lourdes, l'hiver"
Coup de feu short
1981 Lourdes l'hiver short
1980 Simone Barbes or Virtue
1978 Mountain Pass
1977 The Sand Castle short
1973 L'amour c'est du papier short


  1. Ballinger, A., 2004. New Cinematographers. Collins Design.

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