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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...

The ‘Dollars’ Trilogy — Décors and Details

Christopher Frayling

Christopher Frayling is Rector of the Royal College of Art and Professor of Cultural History there. His books include Sergio Leone: Something to Do With Death, Clint Eastwood and a BFI monograph on Things to Come. He is Chairman of the Arts Council, England. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spaghetti Westerns : Cowboys and Europeans from Karl May to Sergio Leone

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...Sergio Leone’s ‘Dollars’ trilogy comprises a two-level detachment from the Hollywood Western genre. Firstly, as a type of European critical cinema which, using an established cinematic tradition, and without shedding its popular character...

Sergio Leone’s Films — The Sources

Christopher Frayling

Christopher Frayling is Rector of the Royal College of Art and Professor of Cultural History there. His books include Sergio Leone: Something to Do With Death, Clint Eastwood and a BFI monograph on Things to Come. He is Chairman of the Arts Council, England. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spaghetti Westerns : Cowboys and Europeans from Karl May to Sergio Leone

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...When deciding whom to cast in his Westerns, Sergio Leone always aimed high — even in low-budget days. For A Fistful of Dollars, he originally wanted Henry Fonda to play an older Man With No Name, but Fonda ‘was too expensive for the Italian...

High Plains Drifter

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...Not surprisingly, Eastwood’s first Western as both star and director owes something to his work with Sergio Leone. A mysterious stranger (Eastwood) rides into the town of Lago and when an inhabitant asks, ‘What did you say your name...

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...

The ‘Cultural Roots’ Controversy

Christopher Frayling

Christopher Frayling is Rector of the Royal College of Art and Professor of Cultural History there. His books include Sergio Leone: Something to Do With Death, Clint Eastwood and a BFI monograph on Things to Come. He is Chairman of the Arts Council, England. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spaghetti Westerns : Cowboys and Europeans from Karl May to Sergio Leone

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...When the Leone Westerns — A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; and Once Upon a Time in the West — were first released internationally, they were almost invariably panned by reviewers. The argument...

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...

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...Michael Cimino’s first film as a director after penning Silent Running (1972) and the subsequent year’s Magnum Force (in conjunction with John Milius), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot came to Cimino at the behest of star Clint Eastwood...

Pale Rider

Edward Buscombe

Edward Buscombe is the editor of The BFI Companion to Western and has written on Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Unforgiven in the BFI Film Classics series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Westerns : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2006

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...Eastwood’s Westerns often have the happy knack of drawing on the genre’s roots while giving a new twist to a traditional form. Pale Rider owes an obvious debt to Shane (1953), made thirty years previously. As in the earlier film...