R.I.P Jack Cardiff – Magic on Screen

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Jack Cardiff, Oscar-winning cinematographer of Black Narcissus, dies aged 94
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Jack Cardiff

In the 1960s Cardiff made a prolonged foray into directing. He favoured fantastic or poetic subject matter, with mixed results. For a long time he treasured hopes of filming James Joyce’s Ulysses, but they were never realized. His other attempt to film internal monologue – Girl on a Motorcycle (1968) – was one of the most unintentionally hilarious films of the decade.

Sons and Lovers directed by Jack Cardiff

Sons and Lovers adapted from DH Lawrence’s autobiographical novel is a beautiful film with great acting. Young Dean Stockwell plays Paul Morel (DH Lawrence) with Wendy Hiller as his mother and Trevor Howard as his coal miner father.

Obit from “Some Came Running”
Obit from IFC and PRtheBeat