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British Colour Cinema : Practices and Theories

British Film Institute, 2013

Book chapter

2

Flynn

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

2

... 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

Book chapter

0

...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

Book chapter

1

... 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...

Technicolor Goes to War

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

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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

Book chapter

2

... 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...

Strange Interludes

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

0

...Richard Fleischer, the director, and I were on a recce in Norway to choose locations for the forthcoming production of The Vikings. We had hired a seaplane to see the awesome eerie beauty of the Norwegian fjords which were bounded on both...

Elstree

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

2

... several shots of the tumultuous evening. Next day, a newspaper reported: ‘Cameraman Ronald Neame and his tripod carrier Jack Cardiff faithfully recorded the tragic blaze on film.’ Much as I resented being called a tripod carrier,...

Ava

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

1

...Ava Gardner greeted me warmly when I met her for the first time in her Savoy Hotel suite. The very first thing she said was ‘Jack, I’m looking forward to working with you – you must light me very carefully when I have my periods.’I gravely...

Huston, Bogart and Hepburn

Magic Hour : A Life in Movies

Faber & Faber, 1996

Book chapter

1

... at me with his sombre eyes – like a gangster appraising someone before drawing his gun. Then he spoke in the gritty snarl of a tough guy in a trench-coat. ‘Listen, Jack – you see my face. It’s got a lot of lines and wrinkles on it. I’ve...