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British Colour Cinema : Practices and Theories

British Film Institute, 2013

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Technicolor Goes to War

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

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...In the summer of 1939 I was in Sicily working contentedly on a commercial for Cadbury’s milk chocolate. It seemed a long way from the machinations of Hitler and the inexorable advent of war.One evening after work I was having a drink...

Technicolor Adventures — Interiors

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

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... her he would get Jack Cardiff to photograph her which would prove how good she would look on film. She agreed and I was invited to have dinner with her, which was a huge success. I felt it was the beginning of a warm friendship and she even...

Flynn

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

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... of them, known as Nobby, said: ‘Now, I bet Cardiff knows a thing or two – what’s your favourite screwing technique, Jack?’ Film extras are a mixed lot. Quite a few are drop-outs just filling in time, and some of them had, in fact, done ‘time’....

La Belle France – Again

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

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...After the rigours of Hathaway I needed to get away from it all and what better holiday than to make another documentary with my preposterous old friend Jean Bernard in Paris.Jean was short, jovial, with a large middle section and a tiny...

Technicolor Adventures — Exteriors

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

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... and a bullet went clean through our windscreen midway between von Keller and me. Our reaction was surprisingly slow, considering. We had driven on for several seconds before we showed our shock and von Keller said shakily, ‘Jack, I don’t think...

On the Payroll Again

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

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... the scene like a misty dawn.Dino de Laurentiis came on to the set just as I was spraying paint on the glass and called out in his spaghetti accent, ‘Cardiff, what-a the hell you do?’, and when I told him he made a typical Italian gesture...

The Aftermath

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

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... ordinarily allow.I was making this film in two versions, French and English. My French version came out first and the French reviews were wonderful. Le Figaro said, ‘Jack Cardiff has reconstructed the book with remarkable intelligence. He...

Great Expectations

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

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... would discuss the way the film was going and, perhaps because he was so high up and near to his maker, he would occasionally brood on his life, a most intimate mea culpa: of his terror of violent storms; his hatred of Jack Warner...

Hitchcock and Hathaway

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

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... through the camera, saying for example, ‘Jack, you have the thirty-five lens on and you are cutting just below the knees, right?’ And right he always was.I watched him once, during a ten-minute take. He had his back to the actors, aimlessly...