Gerald Hirschfeld

Director of photography, Photographer
Celebrated for recreating the look of Universal's 1930s horror films in his work on Mel Brooks' 1974 spoof, "Young Frankenstein". Hirschfeld is also noted for his ability to add polish to moderately budgeted projects.
Born: 04/24/1921 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (44)

Malone 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Head Office 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

To Be or Not to Be 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

My Favorite Year 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Neighbors 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sunday Lovers 1981 (Movie)

(American segment) (Director of Photography)

Why Would I Lie? 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Americathon 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Coma 1978 (Movie)

(Jefferson Institute sequence) (Photography)

The Bell Jar 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The House of God 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The World's Greatest Lover 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Car 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Two-Minute Warning 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mastermind 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Shell Game 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Dragonfly 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Ultimate Warrior 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

W 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Young Frankenstein 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Gravy Train 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Two People 1973 (Movie)

cinematography(New York sequences) (Cinematographer)

Child's Play 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Doc 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cotton Comes to Harlem 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Diary of a Mad Housewife 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

T. R. Baskin 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Goodbye, Columbus 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Last Summer 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Some Kind of a Nut 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dage i min fars hus 1968 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Incident 1967 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fail Safe 1964 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

With These Hands 1949 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

C-Man (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Child in the Night (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Country Gold (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Guilty Bystander (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

King (TV Show)

Photography

Love Lives On (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Secret Sins of the Father (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Affair (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Neon Empire (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Director (1)

Mr. Smith 1983 - 1984 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Celebrated for recreating the look of Universal's 1930s horror films in his work on Mel Brooks' 1974 spoof, "Young Frankenstein". Hirschfeld is also noted for his ability to add polish to moderately budgeted projects.

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York

Milestones

1989

Most recently collaborated with Larry Peerce for the Showtime miniseries, "The Neon Empire"

1983

Credited as one of four directors for the network series, "Mr. Smith"

1978

Provided additional photography for the miniseries, "King"

1974

Herralded for his work on the cult classic, "Young Frankenstein", credited as DP

1973

TV-movie debut, credited as director of photography, "The Affair"

1967

First collaboration with Larry Peerce, "The Incident"

1964

Returned to Hollywood filmmaking after 15 year hiatus, functioned as D.P. For Sidney Lumet's, "Fail Safe"

1950

First cinematography credit, "Guilty Bystander"

1949

Standard feature debut, credited for photography, "C-Man"

1948

First feature, for the Army, "Shades of Gray"

Served as Vice President of MPO Videotronics Corp

Began career as a professional still photographer

During WWII, served in the photographic section of US Army Signal Corps

Spent time in Cuba during the 1950s where he reportedly photographed two musical shorts

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