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Frederick Elmes – Cinematographer for Lynch, Jarmusch, Ang Lee etc.


  • (Eraserhead)

    Frederick Elmes was born on November 4, 1946 in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, USA.

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    Elms often works with David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch and Ang Lee. Eraserhead, Wild at Heart Night on Earth, Blue Velvet, The Ice Storm Ride with the Devil , The Object of My Affection, Synecdoche, Coffee and Cigarettes, Kinsey, Paterson etc.
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    Coffee and Cigarettes – Cate Blanchet in two roles.

    Frederick Elmes (homepage)

  • Dean Stockwell dean-stockwell in Blue Velvet

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    Nagase and Adam Driver (“Nagase from Mystery Train reuninted with Jarmusch in Paterson)

    Elmes says he held back on bold colouring, preferring to keep the look naturalistic. “Slightly desaturating the image and lowering the contrast presented a subtle visual support to the repetition of Paterson’s life. A life that’s worth living,” he concludes.


  • (Tilda Swinton in Broken Flowers)
    Happy birthday Tilda Swinton!

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