Life Through a Lens: Memoirs of a Cinematographer by Osmond BorradaileLife Through a Lens: Memoirs of a Cinematographer by Osmond Borradaile

Life Through a Lens: Memoirs of a Cinematographer

byOsmond Borradaile, Anita B. Hadley

Hardcover | October 25, 2001

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Covering all aspects of his film experience B from his childhood encounter with an exploding nickelodeon show, to his apprenticeship as a lab technician in Hollywood's Jessie Lasky Studios, to director of photography for Paramount Pictures - Life through a Lens details how "Bordie" thrived on the evolving technical demands of an art form in constant flux. Accepting Alexander Korda's invitation to join London Film Productions, he travelled the world, making such memorable films as The Private Life of Henry VIII, Elephant Boy, The Four Feathers, and Scott of the Antarctic. Through his daring and innovative photography, Borradaile, whom Raymond Massey called "the greatest exterior camera artist in the world," enhanced the work of such major filmmakers as Cecil B. De Mille, Alexander Korda, Robert Flaherty, Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, and Otto Preminger.Life through a Lens, the personal journey of a great adventurer and artist, will be of interest not only to film historians but to anyone captivated by the cinema.
Anita Borradaile Hadley spent her early years moving throughout England and North America, wherever her father's profession took her. She taught for sixteen years at Royal Roads Military College, ten of them as head of the Department of Second Language Training. She is now retired and lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husba...
Title:Life Through a Lens: Memoirs of a CinematographerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 0.94 × 6.14 × 9.52 inPublished:October 25, 2001Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773522972

ISBN - 13:9780773522978

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Editorial Reviews

"Life Through a Lens is a record of a remarkable life. There are so few histories of cameramen - and their contribution to this visual medium is so colossal - that a book like this is priceless. It serves as a wonderful resource for the thousands of young people studying film history -- and for those of us old enough to remember the films Borradaile worked on." Kevin Brownlow, director, Photoplay Productions