May 20, 2014

    Man who 'changed way films looked' dies


    GORDON Willis, the cinematographer responsible for stirring camera work in such film classics as the Godfather trilogy and several of Woody Allen's best-known films, has died aged 82, Hollywood publications reported on Sunday.

    "This is a momentous loss," Richard Crudo, president of American Society of Cinematographers, told Deadline. "He was one of the giants who absolutely changed the way movies looked."

    Willis received an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar in 2010 and was nominated for best cinematography Academy Awards for Allen's Zelig and The Godfather: Part III.

    He was credited with lending unique imagery to films ranging from the romance Manhattan, to the Watergate thriller All The President's Men.