Visions Of Light: The Art Of Cinematography

1993, Movie, NR, 90 mins

Following up its 1990 tribute to directors, AMERICAN MAVERICKS, the American Film Institute puts the spotlight on cinematographers in this ravishing, if uneven, documentary.

At its best, VISIONS OF LIGHT is like a visit with old friends. The films are represented in a cascade of clips that progress from the beginnings of cinema, most notably THE BIRTH OF A NATION; through the heyday of studio moviemaking, featuring stars like Garbo, Dietrich, and Bette Davis and films like GONE WITH THE WIND and CITIZEN KANE; to the postwar expressionism of film noir and OUT OF THE PAST, T-MEN and THE BIG COMBO; to the advent of widescreen CinemaScope and Panavision, as the de...

Released: 1993 Rated: NR Length: 90 mins

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