1. ”Godfather Cinematographer Gordon Willis Dies at 82.” He shot the Godfather trilogy and such Woody Allen classics as Annie Hall, Manhattan, Broadway Danny Rose and Zelig.
“Gordon Willis, the acclaimed cinematographer behind the Godfather trilogy and such Woody Allen films as Annie Hall, Manhattan, Broadway Danny Rose and Zelig, has died. He was 82. Richard Crudo, the president of the American Society of Cinematographers, confirmed the news Sunday night. No other details were immediately available. Willis’ credits also include Klute (1971), The Paper Chase (1973), The Parallax View (1974), The Drowning Pool (1975), All the President’s Men (1976), Comes a Horseman (1978), Allen’s Interiors (1978), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) and Stardust Memories (1980). Willis received Oscar nominations for Zelig and The Godfather: Part III and earned the ASC’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. In 2010, he was awarded an Honorary Oscar ’for unsurpassed mastery of light, shadow, color and motion.’ He was given the nickname ’The Prince of Darkness’ by fellow cinematographer Conrad Hall for his daring use of using as little light as possible.”