Part of Ilex's groundbreaking series on moviemaking, this book offers an unparalleled insight into the art of cinematography through in-depth interviews with a host of the most distinguished practitioners of their field, as well as features on notable cinematographers of the past. As chief collaborators with the directors on a film, cinematographers are artistic masters in their own right, composing the lighting and framing of each shot. In "Cinematography" sixteen of the world's greatest painters of light share their insights, anecdotes and technical achievements through a series of exclusive interviews. Fascinating for both film-fans and practitioners, this book is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to stand on the other side of the camera, with some of the greatest film artists of our time. This title: includes insights and technical advice given in exclusive interviews with some of the world's top cinematographers; features sumptuous film stills, as well as visual material from the contributor's personal archives; and is provided with special features of the legacies of the greatest 20th-century cinematographers, including Raoul Coutard, Freddie Young and Sven Nykvist.