Dante Spinotti is this year's winner of the American Society of Cinematographers' Lifetime Achievement Award, which he will receive at the 26th American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 12 in Hollywood...now updated with new photos.
Re: Dante Spinotti, ASC by Diane Reid on Feb 12, 2012 at 4:11:52 pm
Thanks, again, Debra, for your wonderfully written articles. I enjoy hearing insights from cinematographers of all stripes. I am still enamored, haunted, fascinated with The Last of the Mohicans because of the cinematography and the location shooting, not to mention the story, the soundtrack, the acting! Do you know what lenses were used for those riveting final sequences where Daniel Day-Lewis aims the rifle to shoot the British officer and the vista shots as they fought on the rocky trail?
Re: Dante Spinotti, ASC by Debra Kaufman on Feb 12, 2012 at 9:49:33 pm
Hello Diane -- I do not know, but I'll forward your question on to Dante and perhaps he can answer you! So glad you enjoyed the article. I agree that Dante's imagery from Last of the Mohicans is truly unforgettable! Best, Debra
Re: Dante Spinotti, ASC by Stuart Page on Feb 14, 2012 at 8:54:01 am
So deserving is he for that award. Long been a favourite of mine, the handheld running shots in the dark through the house in THE INSIDER are absolutely stunning to watch. There's so many others as well. Congratulations Dante! From a big fan of your organic style. Best, STUART PAGE.
What a great article. Really fascinating, I must admit i'm not really a cinematography buff but i found this so interesting to read. I came by this because i was looking into Renato Spinotti, Dante's uncle and the work he did in Africa. I wasn't even aware of the impact he must have had on his nephew.
I've been looking into a documentary Renato made with the Italian polar explorer Silvio Zavatti and had little luck. Its mentioned in an obscure book by Zavatti about a journey he made to Bouvetoya. I've been hoping to track it down... I don't suppose Dante could help!! thanks.