Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Michael Ballhaus

Prominent cinematographer noted for his work with top-notch directors such as Fassbinder and Scorsese -- via Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He started out by making no fewer than 16 films with Fassbinder (which must have been an education), and created the look for such films of his as The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Mother Kuster Goes to Heaven, and The Marriage of Maria Braun. He moved on to more conventional fare -- Sayles' Baby It's You, Broadcast News,  Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. for example, and lots of work with Scorsese -- After Hours, The Color of Money, The Last Temptation of Christ, Goodfellas, The Age of Innocence, Th Gangs of New York, and The Departed.