Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

Magazine article American Cinematographer

From the Clubhouse

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Nestor Almendros, ASC, was honored recently with an all day tribute sponsored by the Special Projects Committee of the Directors Guild in Hollywood. The event began with screenings of The Story of Adele H, the film which first brought Almendros widespread recognition in the United States, and of Days of Heaven, for which he received an Academy Award in 1979. There was a discussion with Almendros moderated by Richard Patterson and then a premiere screening of Improper Conduct a documentary on Cuba which Almendros co-directed with Orlando Jimenez-Leal. Improper Conduct, which Almendros expects to be his only directorial effort, received the Grand Prix at the 12th International Human Rights Film Festival in Strasbourg and was selected for presentation at the 1984 "New Directors/New Films" series by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Department of Film of the Museum of Modern Art.

Almendros has also written a book about his work. Previously published in French and Spanish, the book is now available in an expanded and updated English version. It is called "A Man With A Camera" and is published by Farrar Straus and Giroux in New York. There is a chapter devoted to each film Almendros has photographed including Pauline at the Beach. …

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