Denys N. Coop

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Denys N. Coop (born July 20, 1920 in Reading , † August 16, 1981 in London ) was an English cameraman.


Coop worked as a camera assistant and cameraman on numerous films, some of which were very successful, such as The Third Man , until he was appointed head cameraman for the first time in 1960. His camera style corresponded to the strongly documentary-oriented Free Cinema that developed during these years. Coop was responsible for the camera work for several films by John Schlesinger and Lindsay Anderson . He later also photographed horror films by Roy Ward Baker, among others . In 1979, Coop was awarded the Oscar of Honor together with other responsible persons for working on the visual effects of Superman . From 1973 to 1975 he was President of the British Society of Cinematographers .

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  1. Kay Less : The film's great personal dictionary . The actors, directors, cameramen, producers, composers, screenwriters, film architects, outfitters, costume designers, editors, sound engineers, make-up artists and special effects designers of the 20th century. Volume 2: C - F. John Paddy Carstairs - Peter Fritz. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-89602-340-3 , p. 147.