Russell Metty

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Russell Metty, A.S.C.
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Born (1906-09-20)September 20, 1906
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died April 28, 1978(1978-04-28) (aged 71)
Canoga Park, California, U.S.
Occupation Cinematographer

Russell Metty, A.S.C. (September 20, 1906 – April 28, 1978) was an American cinematographer[1][2] who won the Academy Award Best Cinematography, Color, for the 1960 film Spartacus.[citation needed]

Career

Metty's career began around 1925 as an assistant with Standard Film Laboratory, who was then was hired by Paramount Pictures working in the camera department. He left for RKO in 1929.[3] He became a regular cameraman at Universal Studios, and was a regular collaborator with the German film director Douglas Sirk, making eleven films all together with Sirk.


Filmography

With Ann Blyth on the set of A Woman's Vengeance (1948)

Accolades

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Director Stanley Kubrick looking through camera with cinematographer Russell Metty (in hat) standing behind, on set for Spartacus (1960).

Wins

Nominations

References

  1. "Russell Metty". The New York Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to World Film, since 1885. 2008. Index home page.
  3. Steeman, Albert. Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers, "Russell Metty page", Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2007. Last accessed: December 19, 2007.
  4. Steeman, Albert. Ibid.

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