Peter Suschitzky

Director of photography, Commercial director
Capable cinematographer of Hollywood and European films with a flair for the fantastic whose works span genres from stage adaptations ("A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1968) to fantasy ("Krull" 1983) to cerebral horror ... Read more »
Born: 07/25/1941 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, PL

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (47)

Tale of Tales 2016 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Maps to the Stars 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

After Earth 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cosmopolis 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Dangerous Method 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Eastern Promises 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Concile De Pierre 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A History of Violence 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A History of Violence 2005 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Shopgirl 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Spider 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Red Planet 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Existenz 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Existenz 1999 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The Man in the Iron Mask 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Crash 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Crash 1997 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Mars Attacks! 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Immortal Beloved 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

M. Butterfly 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

M. Butterfly 1993 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The Vanishing 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Public Eye 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Naked Lunch 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Naked Lunch 1991 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Un Homme et Deux Femmes 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Where the Heart Is 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dead Ringers 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

In extremis 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Falling in Love 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Krull 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Empire Strikes Back 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Valentino 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lisztomania 1976 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

That'll Be the Day 1974 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Melody 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Pied Piper 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Leo the Last 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lock Up Your Daughters! 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968 (Movie)

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The Peace Game 1968 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Charlie Bubbles 1967 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

It Happened Here 1966 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

All Creatures Great and Small (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

All Creatures Great and Small (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Biography

Capable cinematographer of Hollywood and European films with a flair for the fantastic whose works span genres from stage adaptations ("A Midsummer Night's Dream" 1968) to fantasy ("Krull" 1983) to cerebral horror ("Dead Ringers" 1988). Suschitzky began working in documentaries and commercials before entering features in the mid 1960s with "It Happened Here" (1966). He went on to lens such high profile features as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975) and "The Empire Strikes Back" (1982). Suschitzky began a fruitful association with horror maestro David Cronenberg shooting the unnerving psychological (and gynecological) character study "Dead Ringers", wherein he artfully conveyed the twin terrors of sterile surgical rooms and profoundly messy minds and lives. The collaboration continued with his lensing of the writer-director's screen adaptations of "Naked Lunch" (1991) and "M. Butterfly" (1993). In the former, Suschitzky made the psychic delirium of heat and drugs in novel visually palpable. The while the latter was a more traditional if no less accomplished looking Hollywood period film.

Relationships

Wolfgang Suschitzky

Father
born in Vienna, Austria in 1912

Milestones

1966

Shot first feature film, "It Happened Here"

Directed a series of weekly documentaries for German TV

Worked as documentary cinematographer in Latin America

Made commericals in France, England and USA

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