Monday, May 19, 2014

Gordon Willis, Cinematographer, 1931-2014

One of the all-time great cinematographers, Gordon Willis, died yesterday. The loss is immense. The Godfather films and many of Woody Allen's early classics wouldn't have looked the way they did without him. Last summer, I wrote a tribute to Willis as part of my series "The Greats" for Paste. Actually, his was the first in the series: I wanted to start on a high note. Here it is.