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R.I.P Haskell Wexler (February 6, 1922 – December 27, 2015)

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    Haskell Wexler

    February 6, 1922 – December 27, 2015

    Cinematographer with unshakeable radical convictions who won Oscars for his work on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? and Bound for Glory (via Guardian)

    Obit Hollywood Reporter

    Wexler’s other Oscar nominations came for Milos Forman’s best-picture winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), John Sayles’ coal-mining drama Matewan (1987) and Ron Shelton’s Huey Long biopic Blaze (1989). For the latter, he was given the American Society of Cinematographers’ top honor that year, and the organization honored him with its Lifetime Achieve Award in 1993.

    Wexler also worked as director of photography on Gore Vidal’s political gem The Best Man (1964); Norman Jewison’s best picture winner In the Heat of the Night (1967).

  • Wexler’s top ten pick/ (interesting list)..

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