Posted by: ckckred | May 19, 2014

R. I. P. Gordon Willis


On Sunday, the movie world felt a great loss as famed cinematographer Gordon Willis passed away at age 82.  Willis was arguably the best cameraman there ever was and he was incredibly influential in the age of New Hollywood back in the 1970s, working on pictures such as Annie HallAll The President’s Men, and Manhattan.  But Willis’ greatest accomplishment was collaborating alongside Francis Ford Coppola for The Godfather trilogy.  With his use of dark lighting and hues, Willis established the foreboding mood that became fundamental to the core story of The Godfather.  May he rest in peace.


  1. Aw, Man! So sorry to hear. I just spotlit him in a recent cinematophrapher post. I loved him–he was so important. 😦

    • He was surely one of the greats and undoubtedly one of the most influential cinematographers there was.

  2. One fantastic talent of light and shadow. May he RIP.

    • His work is incredible and is still breath-taking today.

  3. Nicely done.

    • Thanks, he is one of the best cinemtographers there ever was. May he rest in peace.

  4. It seems we are losing a lot of movie greats this year. RIP.

    • It’s a great loss in the film world. Willis will be missed.

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