Maginot, Mike, American Cinematographer
The Trip to Bountiful
Produced by Sterling Vanwagenen and Horion Foote.
Directed by Peter Masterson.
Photographed by Fred Murphy.
The Trip to Bountiful takes us from French Impressionistic dreams of youth to American Realism, urban and rural.
Geraldine Page gives a moving performance as a woman with a strong desire to see her hometown once more before she dies.
Norton Foote's adaptation of his stageplay is well directed by Masterson. Fred Murphy's cinematography gives it the look of an American classic.
The Bedroom Window
Produced by Martha Schumacher.
Directed by Curtis Hanson.
Photographed by Gil Taylor, BSC.
Steve Guttenberg is having an affair with Isabelle Huppert, who witnesses an assault on Elizabeth McGovern. Huppert views the incident from Guttenberg's bedroom window, but can't report it because it would reveal her infidelity. Guttenberg takes it upon himself to report the assault to the police when it looks as though it could be linked to a murder.
Curtis Hanson wrote and directed this tangled tale of suspense, paying homage to Hitchcock and Truffaut as the story unfolds.
Guttenberg seems miscast, but the women are marvelous, especially McGovern. Incredibly romantic lighting makes The Bedroom Window worth looking into.
Break Every Rule: Starring Tina Turner
Produced by Jacqui By ford.
Directed by David Mallet.
Photographed by Mic Know/and and John Metcalfe.
One of the most important aspects of any music video is to showcase the talents of a performer. In Break Every Rule, David Mallet has followed all the rules.
Tina Turner looks great and sounds great. She is well lit and well loved. The concert audience …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: VideoGram. Contributors: Maginot, Mike - Author. Magazine title: American Cinematographer. Volume: 68. Issue: 12 Publication date: December 1987. Page number: 108. © American Society of Cinematographers Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.