Michael Chapman

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Michael Chapman, A.S.C. (born November 21, 1935) is an American cinematographer whose prominence owes most to his innovative work of the 1970s and 1980s. He began his career as a camera operator, distinguishing himself on Steven Spielberg's Jaws. As a cinematographer, he became famous for his two collaborations with Martin Scorsese, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. Chapman was also cinematographer for the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Chapman's style tends towards high contrasts and aggressive use of strong colors. He is also extremely adept at setting up complex camera movements quickly and improvising on the set. This style is epitomized in the boxing sequences in Raging Bull, during which the camera was often strapped to the actors through improvised rigs. Chapman was also the principal cinematographer on Scorsese's documentary The Last Waltz. Besides his work with Scorsese, Chapman has worked as Director of Photography for directors Hal Ashby, Philip Kaufman, Martin Ritt, Robert Towne, Michael Caton-Jones, Andrew Davis, and Ivan Reitman. He occasionally makes cameos in films he shoots. He has directed several films, the best known being All the Right Moves (1983), starring Tom Cruise in one of that actor's breakthrough roles. His most recent film was Bridge to Terabithia. According to the DVD commentary, Chapman was planning to retire after the film was finished, saying he would have the last film he shot be a good one. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Chapman (cinematographer), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Geburtstag: 21.11.1935

Geburtsort: New York City, New York, USA

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Michael Chapman gesehen haben: 1

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Michael Chapman mitgespielt hat: 14

  • Transformers: The Last Knight
    Rolle: Scientist Delegate (uncredited)
  • 1: Nenokkadine
  • Side by Side
    Rolle: Himself
  • Suspect Zero
    Rolle: Prosecutor #1
  • House of D
    Rolle: Doorman
  • Evolution
    Rolle: Sheriff Long
  • The Story of Us
    Rolle: Waiter
  • Six Days Seven Nights
    Rolle: Mechanic
  • Doc Hollywood
    Rolle: Shooting Gallery Operator
  • Kindergarten Cop
    Rolle: Firefighter
  • The Abyss
    Rolle: Dr. Berg
  • Shoot to Kill
    Rolle: Lawyer
  • The Last Detail
    Rolle: Taxi Driver