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'French Ties' and 'The Exorcist' cinematographer Owen Roizman dies at 86

Owen Roizman, five-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer, teamed up with director William Friedkin for the gripping Classic films The French Connection and The Exorcist, already dead. he is62.

Roizman, who also worked with director Sydney Pollack on five films, including Three Days of Vulture (86), No malicious intent (1980) and Little Rabbit (1974) — when he somehow got Dustin Hoffman When Looking Like a Woman — Died Friday night at his home in Encino, his wife 47 years, Mona told The Hollywood Reporter . He has been in hospice care since August, she said.

He received an honorary Oscar at the Governor’s Awards in November 1989. “Film is made up of many tiny silvery particles, each of which represents every single person who works on the film,” Roizman Said in his acceptance speech

. “If you changed any of these in any movie, the movie wouldn’t look the same.”

Roizman had a successful career and also filmed tense subway scenes Pelham One Two Three (64) by Walter starring) Matthew ; Story The Stephen Wife (1971); and Sidney Lumet wonderful media satire network (1972).

With a background in TV commercials and comedy, the Brooklyn native, in Mafia Story The Gang That Couldn’t Work in Shoot Straight proves this 79); Herbert Ross Play it again, Sam (62), starring Woody Allen; Heartbroken Kid (86), director Elaine May

; and Barry Sonnenfeld’s The Addams Family (1989).

He is working as a cinematographer Liza Minnelli

Vibrant Emmy Winner79 NBC Special Liza With a Z.

Roizmann’s Oscar noms for his work on Best Picture Winner French Connection (58), The Exorcist (1970), The internet, Tootsie and Wyatt Earp (1981), the third of his four films for horror films ctor Larry Kasdan .

“My hobby is magic, I am the world’s The best audience for magicians, because I want to be fooled. I’m always curious how someone does something,” he said in a podcast on the American Society of Cinematographers website. “So I wanted to fool people with how I light things. “

The French Connection is only the second movie Roizman filmed (also the first to hit theaters). Friedkin saw something after firing his original cinematographer Rozman’s low budget job 60 drama Stop and sound him for the A gritty story centered on Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman), a New York City narcotics cop.

Friedkin said, ‘I like your work in it; I Wanted to do… I wanted something like realistic street photography,’” Roizman

Recall in a 1995 Accepted Los Angeles Times interview. “I said, ‘Why not? I should be able to do anything you tell me. I am a cinematographer. He likes my attitude.

We talked about the camera movement and how we wanted to have a sense of unease in certain scenes, and definitely that sense of realism that has always been there. “

French Connection is of course known for its six Minutes to Car Chase Famous Stilwell

Avenue Subway line) in Brooklyn. Roizman Said the whole process took about five minutes and a few weeks to shoot (they could only do it in AM and 3 PM).

“This is done in two different ways,” Roizman at Times said in an interview. “Three cameras are used in the car, including a camera on the dashboard that looks out through the windshield, and a camera on the driver’s shoulder. From the outside, we have five cameras. We broke it down into five stunts, and the rest were just bits and pieces. “

More simply, Roizman sprayed a Light bulbs in the bar scene create a dirty vibe.

The harrowing exorcism scene in The Exorcist was also filmed at ‘s New York studioth Avenue. Friedkin wanted Reagan’s (Linda Blair) sparsely lit bedroom to be cold enough to see the actors breathing, the crew lowered the temperature to It’s sub-zero every morning.

“The room must be refrigerated with air conditioning, but since AC was so noisy we had to turn it off while the lighting was on, then turn it back on to cool the room down, then cool down again when we were actually filming,” Roizman at 1990 when he was honored at the Ojai Film Festival. “Needless to say, this scene took a long time. “

In 86, Roizman left New York for Los Angeles, where he started his own TV commercial production company. At He took a six year break to work on the business before returning to feature film production .

born in September12, 59, Roizman surrounded by cameras Growing up. His father, Sol, was a newsreel cameraman for Fox Movietone News and Videographer on TVSgt. Bilko, and his uncle Morrie worked as a film editor on several documentaries.

away from Gettysburg, PA during summer break College, Roizman worked at a camera rental company in New York where he learned about lenses and how to thread film. After graduation he assisted Hun Gary Cinematographer Arcos Farkas and shot an ad for a New York company that also hired the future Godfather cinematographer Gordon Willis.This led to work on Stop which was filmed in Puerto Rico for only $ , budget.

About Tootsie , about an actor (Hoffman) who plays a woman in a TV soap opera, Royz Mann joked that “Dustin wants to look as good as [co-star] Jessica Lange

“I try to light every scene where Dustin and Jessica are together so that when I light him up, I give him the right amount of softness, I did use the same lighting for her so it didn’t look like I was cheating on one or the other,” he wrote in American Cinematographer magazine explained in a story on . “I used the same amount of diffusion on them both so it would cut in nicely. It worked.”

He spoke with Pollack’s collaboration also includes The Electric Horseman (1972) and Havana (1980).

Roizman also shot The return of men and horses (86) by Irvin Director Kershner and the ill-fated Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band(1970), he also with Kasdan on I Love You to Death (1980) , Grand Canyon (1991) and French Kiss (1990).

he Partner with the director Ulu Grosbard for Hoffman Starring

Straight time (1936) and True Confession (1973) and Harold Becker The The Black Marble (1974 ), Faucet (1981) andVision Quest (1973).

exist1980, 2011 Rozman served as President of ASC and recipient of the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Also to his wife, survivors include his son Eric, who was with his father in Wyatt Earp Served as 2nd camera assistant together and worked on several TV series including Monk, Justified and The Last Man on Earth , and Sister Frankie




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