Excerpts from an interview with David Dryer, one of three special photographic effects supervisors for Blade Runner along with Douglas Trumbull and Richard Yuricich
“Films usually attempt to do the future by presenting a rather bleak, pristine, austere, clean look. It could go that way, but I’ve got a feeling it’s going to go the other way.” Ridley Scott is discussing his approach in directing Blade Runner, a detective thriller set forty or fifty years in the future.
Interview with Director of Photography John Alcott Among all the film-makers of the world, there is no one quite like Stanley Kubrick. To be more accurate, there is no one even remotely like him. An early dropout from formal education, largely self-taught, but possessed of a razor-sharp intelligence and a [...]
August 1980 issue of American Cinematographer magazine, including an interview with John Alcott and an article on the use of Garrett Brown’s invention, the steadicam, in The Shining.
Cinematographer Larry Smith helps Stanley Kubrick craft a unique look for Eyes Wide Shut, a dreamlike coda to the director’s brilliant career
Director Stanley Kubrick lent a learned eye to A Clockwork Orange, enlisting lighting cameraman John Alcott, BSC to help create a bleak dystopian futurescape