Another set of stunning photographs from the excellent book Conversations at the American Film Institute with the Great Moviemakers: The Next Generation, one of the best books on filmmaking.
- Frank Capra (right) with cinematographer Joe Walker at Columbia Studios. Walker photographed twenty of Capra’s films including It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and It’s a Wonderful Life
- Fred Zinnemann with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly on the set of High Noon (1952)
- Harold Lloyd (wearing glasses) on location of Welcome Danger in 1928. The picture began production as a silent; then Lloyd decided to reshoot scenes adding sound. Walter Lundin, seated at camera, was Lloyd’s first cameraman on most of his films
- Cinematographer Stanley Cortez lines up a shot with director Orson Welles for The Magnificent Ambersons at the RKO ranch in 1942
- George Stevens on the set with Rock Hudson, later nominated for an Academy Award for his performance as Bick Benedict in Giant (1956). Hudson said of working with Stevens, “Just make yourself a piece of putty and put yourself in his hands”
- William Wyler (left) on the set of Wuthering Heights with cinematographer Gregg Toland in 1939. Toland contributed to Wyler’s visual style of capturing foreground and background action simultaneously with wide-angle lenses. Toland, who also photographed Citizen Kane, died in 1948 when he was forty-four