Haskell Wexler (born February 6, 1922 in Chicago , Illinois - † December 27, 2015 in Santa Monica , California ) was an American cinematographer and director .
Live and act
After attending the University of California, Berkeley and serving in the US Merchant Navy during World War II , Wexler made industrial films and worked as an assistant camera. In 1953 he was involved in directing the short documentary The Living City , which was also nominated for an Oscar .
In 1960 he made his debut as a cameraman in the documentary film Das cruelame Auge (The Savage Eye) . In 1965 he produced and directed his first own film, The Bus . As a director, he mainly shot documentaries, but also feature films. His media criticism Medium Cool (1969), set against the background of the riots during the Democratic National Convention , was accepted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2003.
Wexler's unwillingness to compromise as a cameraman led to repeated confrontations with his directors, including Elia Kazan and Miloš Forman , who removed him from the set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and had the film completed by Bill Butler .
Wexler was married to actress Rita Taggart. His sons Mark and Jeff Wexler from previous marriages are also in the film business. In 2005 there was a documentary about Haskell Wexler, Tell Them Who You Are , produced by his son Mark.
The director Tanya Wexler is his niece.
- 1967 Oscar for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- 1976 Oscar nomination for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- 1977 Oscar for This country is my country
- 1988 Oscar nomination for Matewan
- 1990 Oscar nomination for Blaze, A Dangerous Love
American Society of Cinematographers
- 1990 ASC Award for Blaze - A Dangerous Love
- 1993 Lifetime Achievement Award
National Society of Film Critics Awards
- 1968 NSFC Award for In the Heat of the Night
- 1977 NSFC Award for This Land is My Land
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
- 1976 LAFCA Award for This Land is My Land
International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg
- 1969 Mannheim-Heidelberg Grand Prix for Medium Cool
- 1996 Wexler was a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honored
As a cameraman
- 1958: T Is for Tumbleweed (short film)
- 1960: ... throw the first stone (The Hoodlum Priest)
- 1963: The Unbreakable (America, America)
- 1964: The candidate (The Best Man)
- 1965: Death in Hollywood (The Loved One)
- 1966: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
- 1967: In the Heat of the Night
- 1968: Thomas Crown is unbelievable (The Thomas Crown Affair)
- 1968: Faces (Faces)
- 1971: Interviews with My Lai Veterans
- 1975: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest)
- 1976: This Land is My Land (Bound for Glory)
- 1978: Coming Home - You are returning home (Coming Home)
- 1978: Days of Heaven (Days of Heaven)
- 1982: Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
- 1983: Women were his hobby (The Man Who Loved Women)
- 1988: Colors - Colors of violence (Colors)
- 1989: The Bank Trio (Three Fugitives)
- 1989: Blaze (Blaze)
- 1991: Other People's Money (Other People's Money)
- 1992: The Babe (The Babe)
- 1995: Our Enemy Neighbors (Canadian Bacon)
- 1996: According to its own rules (Mulholland Falls)
- 1996: Deadly Conspiracy (The Rich Man's Wife)
- 1999: When the fog clears - Limbo (Limbo)
- 2000: The Man on Lincoln's Nose
- 2004: Silver City
As a director
- 1953: The Living City
- 1965: The Bus
- 1969: Medium Cool
- 1985: Latino
As a producer
- 1965: Death in Hollywood (The Loved One)
- Haskell Wexler in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Haskell Wexler website
- Cinematographer and director: Haskell Wexler is dead , Spiegel Online , December 28, 2015
- ↑ Alex Simon: Haskell Wexler: The Hollywood Interview. ( Memento of the original from February 2, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. In: haskellwexler.com. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- ↑ Matt Brennan: Haskell Wexler, Legendary Cinematographer, Dead at 93. ( Memento of the original from December 29, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. In: indiewire.com, December 27, 2015, accessed December 29, 2015.
- ^ Eugene P. Walz, John Harrington, Vincent DiMarco: Frames of Reference: Essays on the Rhetoric of Film, Kendall / Hunt 1972, p. 23.
- ^ Entry on Haskell Wexler in the Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers, accessed on June 20, 2012 (English).
- ↑ a b Unflinching film of Haskell Wexler exposes the son too. , In: Los Angeles Times, May 3, 2005, accessed June 20, 2012.
- ^ Tell Them Who You Are. ( Page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. In: wexworld.com. Associated Press Review, May 18, 2005, accessed June 20, 2012.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American cameraman|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 6, 1922|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Chicago , Illinois , United States|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 27, 2015|
|Place of death||Santa Monica , California , United States|