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Among Italian cinematographers, only one name really stands out: Mario Bava(see "A Drop of Water" from his "Black Sabbath" trilogy). But the most important person in the history of color cinematography is surely Jack Cardiff. Scottish documentarian Craig McCall spent thirteen years tracking down a list of people needed to give the proper insight to the work of Cardiff, who passed away, sadly, just before this film was completed. The participants were more than happy to talk about the man they called the greatest cinematographer of all time. The DVD includes directors Richard Fleischer, Peter Yates, and Martin Scorsese and actors Lauren Bacall, Charlton Heston, John Mills, and Kirk Douglas. Jack Cardiff's career spans the entire history of motion pictures, from the silent era to today's high definition technology. Cardiff started as a child actor in English silent films, and graduated to become a camera operator. Later, his career as a Technicolor cinematographer blossomed. You've heard of "painting with a camera". Cardiff "painted with a camera". Literally. He was a classic painter himself, studying and re-drawing Rembrandt and other artists. He mastered cinema "paint on glass". His love of classical painting and color technology produced some of the richest, most strikingly beautiful films ever made. The real star of "Cameraman" is the glorious, fully-restored clips from "Black Narcissus", "The Red Shoes", "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman", "The African Queen, "The Magic Box", "The Vikings", and "The Barefoot Contessa". An extended analysis of "Black Narcissus" reveals a powerful study about nuns converting a brothel into a chapel in Nepal. Striking outdoor sequences on windy mountain cliffs were shot, not on location, but in London at Pinewood Studios: Cardiff movie magic. In 1953, actor Errol Flynn hired Cardiff to direct "William Tell", and constructed a Tyrolean village in Courmayeur, Italy, in the valley below Mont Blanc. Flynn invested most of his entire personal fortune($500,000) before the Italian backers ended funding. About 30 minutes of footage was completed, and the film was never released. The Alpine village set was torn down in 1979. Several brief color scenes remain, with Flynn in action. No sound-track has ever been found. More extensive scenes can be found in the 2005 documentary "Adventures of Errol Flynn". Jack Cardiff received two Academy Awards: one in 1947 for Cinematography, and an honorary Oscar in 2001. Cardiff died on April 22, 2009, at the age of 94. The DVD is in anamorphic 1.78 with high quality film clips. Generous extras include "Interview with Craig McCall", "Jack's Actress Portraits", with shots of his photos of Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, and more, and "Jack's Behind the Scenes", with 16mm home movies on the sets of "African Queen, "The Vikings", and "Legend of the Lost", with John Wayne. You also get "Cinematographer/Director Relationship", "Working with Three-Strip Technicolor", a "Photos Gallery", and the trailer. Late in the film, Cardiff is seen in France at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. Walking with the interviewer, Cardiff strolls throught the festival grounds. Young movie fans stop, and look, and wonder: Who is that famous old man? Cardiff laughs and tells the interviewer: "These young kids have no idea who I am. Sometimes they ask me, and I say: I'm the stand-in for Frank Sinatra."