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Great Relationships: Jack Green, ASC, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Surtees, and Joe Dieves

Jay Holben

Jay Holben spent more than a decade working as a director of photography. As a technical journalist, Holben has been a lead contributing writer for American Cinematographer magazine for nearly two decades. For seven years, he served as technical editor for Digital Video magazine, he is the current lighting columnist for TV Technology magazine, and has been a contributor to Videography and The Hollywood Reporter. As the author of the highly-lauded independent lighting manual: A Shot in the Dark: A Creative DIY Guide to Digital Video Lighting on (Almost) No Budget, Holben was been able to bring his on-set experiences to new filmmakers. In addition to frequent speaking engagements, he holds a faculty position at the Global Cinematography Institute. With Behind the Lens, Holben strives to influence and inform today’s entrenched production technicians with regaling stories from the front-lines. He is currently an independent producer and director living in Los Angeles. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Behind the Lens : Dispatches from the Cinematographic Trenches

Focal Press, 2016

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... Great Relationships: Jack Green, ASC, Clint Eastwood, Bruce Surtees, and Joe Dieves This was part of a series of small articles that ran in the September 1998 issue of American Cinematographer spotlighting several great teams in film...

Lit Crit

Todd Rendleman

Todd Rendleman is Professor of Communication Studies at Seattle Pacific University, where he teaches film art, history, and criticism. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rule of Thumb : Ebert at the Movies

Continuum, 2012

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...A love of words precedes and ushers in a love of images, and Ebert’s deep-seated empathy was honed from reading books, as well as watching movies. In fact, Ebert’s childhood memories are peppered with affection for literature. His mother...

Godchild

Todd Rendleman

Todd Rendleman is Professor of Communication Studies at Seattle Pacific University, where he teaches film art, history, and criticism. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rule of Thumb : Ebert at the Movies

Continuum, 2012

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...Naked and restless in bed, Faye Dunaway finally stumbles to her second-story window to eye Warren Beatty, the contours of her back glistening with sweat. Another sweltering shot: a bird’s-eye view of Paul Newman as the wily Cool Hand Luke...

Cross References

Todd Rendleman

Todd Rendleman is Professor of Communication Studies at Seattle Pacific University, where he teaches film art, history, and criticism. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rule of Thumb : Ebert at the Movies

Continuum, 2012

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...Ebert’s sensitivity to the possibilities of life and art is heightened by his reverence for spiritual curiosity and old-school, muscular Christianity. His fascination with the moral and philosophical questions that spring from faith...

I Ain’t a Pretty Boy No More

Todd Rendleman

Todd Rendleman is Professor of Communication Studies at Seattle Pacific University, where he teaches film art, history, and criticism. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rule of Thumb : Ebert at the Movies

Continuum, 2012

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...More than any critic, Roger Ebert champions the underdog. And his enthusiasm for the overlooked is another offshoot of his critical empathy. He loves a resurgence—Ingmar Bergman directing Ingrid Bergman in her final film, Autumn Sonata...

The Total Effect

Todd Rendleman

Todd Rendleman is Professor of Communication Studies at Seattle Pacific University, where he teaches film art, history, and criticism. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rule of Thumb : Ebert at the Movies

Continuum, 2012

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...Roger Ebert eats films whole. He is particularly skilled at conveying the total effect, the sum of the parts. This knack is often evidenced in indelible summations. Regarding Tony Scott’s The Hunger, a vampire film in which style not only...

Misfires

Todd Rendleman

Todd Rendleman is Professor of Communication Studies at Seattle Pacific University, where he teaches film art, history, and criticism. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rule of Thumb : Ebert at the Movies

Continuum, 2012

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...After fifteen years, I still haven’t recovered from teaching Apocalypse Now or reading Ebert’s unbridled enthusiasm for it. “It’s one of the central events of my life as a filmgoer,”“It’s one of the central events”: Ebert, review...

Rule of Thumb

Todd Rendleman

Todd Rendleman is Professor of Communication Studies at Seattle Pacific University, where he teaches film art, history, and criticism. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rule of Thumb : Ebert at the Movies

Continuum, 2012

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...History demonstrates that power, authority, and mercy reside in the turn of a thumb. In portrayals of ancient Rome, a host of Hollywood films depict gladiatorial battles where victory is awarded by a sea of raised thumbs. Over and against...

Turned On

Todd Rendleman

Todd Rendleman is Professor of Communication Studies at Seattle Pacific University, where he teaches film art, history, and criticism. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rule of Thumb : Ebert at the Movies

Continuum, 2012

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...It’s not that I’m not human. I too had the Farrah Fawcett swimsuit poster on my wall, head tilted, teeth glistening—and, in a favorite phrase of Ebert’s—her nipples at attention. There was a distinctly American quality to her blonde...

And I Still Can See Blue Velvet, Through My Tears

Todd Rendleman

Todd Rendleman is Professor of Communication Studies at Seattle Pacific University, where he teaches film art, history, and criticism. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rule of Thumb : Ebert at the Movies

Continuum, 2012

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...Of Last Rites, Ebert argues, “It is not only bad filmmaking, but it is offensive as well—offensive to my intelligence. Many films are bad. Only a few declare themselves the work of people deficient in taste, judgment, reason, tact...