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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published May 1st by Farrar, Straus and Giroux first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Feb 28, Paul Secor rated it liked it Shelves: truffaut. Nestor Almendros worked as a cinematographer on a number of my favorite films, so I looked forward to reading this book.
Unfortunately, almost all of his comments are about the camera work and lighting he did on the films, and I expected more than that. If you're interested in cinematography, this may be a book you'll want to read. If you want to find out about directors, actors, and what went on behind the scenes in the various films he worked on - and he worked on many interesting to great fil Nestor Almendros worked as a cinematographer on a number of my favorite films, so I looked forward to reading this book.
If you want to find out about directors, actors, and what went on behind the scenes in the various films he worked on - and he worked on many interesting to great films - you'll have to look elsewhere. Feb 22, Serdar Usta rated it it was amazing Shelves: own.
Spanish cinematographer Nestor Almendros's this biography styled book is undoubtedly a gem for all people interested in cinema.
In his book Nestor puts his thoughts about cinema, the responsibilities of cinematographer and how contemporary cinematographers should find different ways of taking pictures by looking classics and several other art forms. He puts the importance of using natural light where today's cinema overly uses fake stage lights.
Also the importance of using light techniques in pa Spanish cinematographer Nestor Almendros's this biography styled book is undoubtedly a gem for all people interested in cinema. Also the importance of using light techniques in paintings like Vermeer, Rembrandt or Monet. Through the book Nestor honestly and very openly shares his techniques on how to solve problems in different situations. I purchased the book mainly for obtaining some unknown facts about Eric Rohmer but also very much enjoyed about his whole filmography.
Nestor's writing style is so honest and written in a very common language without stucking in too much jargon. Very easy read and his honest voice is to natural that you get the feeling of a casual talking with him. Jun 01, Andrew Bishop rated it it was amazing Shelves: nonfiction , film.
One of the greatest cinematographers, Almendros is also a good storyteller. The book - each film prefaced by a beautiful still - is peppered with anecdotes and observations about the relevant filmmakers. It's a delight and a must-read for any and all cinephiles. I wish it was longer - and still in print! I ate this book up. Inspiring to hear the stories of Mr. Mar 25, Vanessa rated it it was amazing.
Absolutely love this book, Nestor Almendros writing, his simplicity, his way to work with lighting, his work, all the movies he talks about I have defenitely discover someone who I really admire and respect. Apr 13, Aaron Hollander rated it really liked it Shelves: film-cinematography , personal-library , film-biography. Excellent technical and logical overview of every film Almendros made, up to the printing of this book.
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Man with a Camera
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