The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo (2007)

The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime N/A
Genres Documentary, Biopic, Interview
Keywords cinema, filmmaking
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Gerd "Ide" Lodige Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Volker Glaser Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Volker Glaser Camera (Deluxe color/B&W) 120798 6000001
Steve Milner Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Stephanie Bahr Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mike Figgis Actor n/a 1 1000018
Axel Schill Director n/a 2 2000001
Peter Wiggins Editor n/a 172 7000001
Volker Glaser Editor n/a 172 7000002
Gerd "Ide" Lodige Sound (Stereo) 120816 14000001
Gerd "Ide" Lodige Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000002
Schill Research n/a 458 12000003
Jack Holland Research n/a 458 12000002
Gerd "Ide" Lodige Music n/a 120781 8000001
May Rigler Research n/a 458 12000001
Pernell Tyus Actor n/a 1 1000017
Frank Sinatra Jr. Actor n/a 1 1000016
Robert Relyea Actor n/a 1 1000006
Richard Dreyfuss Actor n/a 1 1000007
Georgiana M. Alonzo Actor n/a 1 1000005
William Friedkin Actor n/a 1 1000004
Andy Sidaris Actor n/a 1 1000002
Haskell Wexler Actor n/a 1 1000003
Sally Field Actor n/a 1 1000008
Roger Ebert Actor n/a 1 1000009
Phil Radin Actor n/a 1 1000014
Michael Crichton Actor n/a 1 1000015
Tina Ritt Actor n/a 1 1000013
John Toll Actor n/a 1 1000012
Bernard Williams Actor n/a 1 1000010
Jan Alonzo Actor n/a 1 1000011
Sid Levin Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
Like many young dreamers before him, immigrant son John A. Alonzo moved to Hollywood to be an actor. He found his true calling, however, behind the camera and became one of the premiere cinematographers of post-1960 Hollywood. Through interviews with stars, directors, and fellow cinematographers, the documentary looks at how he broke the mold--on and off screen. Overcoming the old boy network to become the first Mexican-American allowed in the cinematographers' union, John A. Alonzo also helped blaze the trail for applying energetic documentary techniques to feature films, often shouldering the camera himself to get up close and personal with the characters.
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