Sons and Lovers director Jack Cardiff dies94

2001 Honorary Oscar
Marilyn Monroe described him as "the best in the world".

Jack CardiffJack Cardiff OBE, B.S.C. (September 18, 1914 – April 22, 2009) was a British cinematographer, director and photographer.

His career spanned the development of cinema, from silent film, through early experiments in Technicolor (and, less successfully, Smell-o-vision), to filmmaking in the 21st century. He was best known for his influential cinematography for directors such as Powell, Huston and Hitchcock.

In 2000 he was awarded an OBE and in 2001 he was awarded an Honorary Oscar for his contribution to the cinema.

Born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Cardiff’s parents were music hall entertainers. He worked as an actor from an early age, both in the music hall and in a number of silent films: My Son, My Son (1918), Billy’s Rose (1922), The Loves of Mary, Queen of Scots (1923) and Tiptoes (1927). At 15 he began working as a camera assistant, clapper boy and production runner for British International Pictures, including Hitchcock’s The Skin Game

Cause of death: unknown

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A Matter of Life and Death (1946) directed by Powell and Pressburger
Black Narcissus (1947) directed by Powell and Pressburger
The Red Shoes (1948) directed by Powell and Pressburger
Under Capricorn (1949) directed by Alfred Hitchcock
The Black Rose (1950) starring Orson Welles
The Magic Box (1951) a biopic of William Friese-Greene
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
The African Queen (1951) directed by John Huston
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
War and Peace (1956)
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) directed by Laurence Olivier
Legend of the Lost (1957)
The Vikings (1958)
Fanny (1961)
Death on the Nile (1978)
The Awakening (1980)
Ghost Story (1981)
The Dogs of War (1981)
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

Directorial work
Web of Evidence (1959)
Scent of Mystery (1960) — the first production in Smell-o-vision
My Geisha (1962)
The Long Ships (1963)
Young Cassidy (1965)
The Mercenaries (1968)
The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968) starring Marianne Faithfull
The Mutations (1973) starring Donald Pleasence
Penny Gold (1973)