John Alton Movies List

John Alton
John Alton
05-10-1901
Sopron, Austria-Hungary
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A Guy Could Change

John Alton Filmography

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Glorious Technicolor
Glorious Technicolor ( English )
Director: Peter Jones
Release Year: 1998
Birdman of Alcatraz
Birdman of Alcatraz ( English )
Director: John Frankenheimer
Music Director: Elmer Bernstein , George Cooper
Release date: 03-07-1962
Elmer Gantry
Elmer Gantry ( English )
Director: Richard Brooks
Music Director: André Previn
Release date: 29-06-1960
12 to the Moon
12 to the Moon ( English )
Artist: Ken Clark , Michi Kobi , Tom Conway , Anthony Dexter , John Wengraf
Director: David Bradley
Release date: 10-06-1960
The Brothers Karamazov
Director: Richard Brooks
Music Director: Bronislau Kaper
Release date: 20-02-1958
Lonelyhearts
Lonelyhearts ( English )
Director: Vincent J. Donehue
Release Year: 1958
Designing Woman
Designing Woman ( English )
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 16-05-1957
The Teahouse of the August Moon
Director: Daniel Mann , Daniel Mann
Release date: 29-11-1956
The Catered Affair
The Catered Affair ( English )
Director: Richard Brooks
Release date: 14-06-1956
Tea and Sympathy
Tea and Sympathy ( English )
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 06-06-1956
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John Alton Biography

​John Alton A.S.C. (October 5, 1901 – June 2, 1996), born Johann Altmann, in Sopron/Ödenburg, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary, was an American cinematographer. Alton won an Academy Award for the cinematography of An American in Paris (1951), becoming the first Hungarian-born person to do so. He photographed some of the most famous film noirs of the classic period. He started out in Los Angeles as a lab technician in the 1920s, later becoming a cameraman within four years. He moved to France with Ernst Lubitsch to film backgrounds for The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927) and ended up staying for one year heading the camera department of Paramount Pictures's Joinville Studios. In 1932 he moved to Argentina where he shot many Spanish-language films and designed the country's first sound film studio for Lumiton and Argentina Sono Film. He returned to Hollywood in the late 1930s, with two dozen film credits, and became one of the most sought after cinematographers in American cinema. Alton was known for unconventional camera angles—especially low camera shots. His style is most notable in the film noirs: He Walked by Night, The Big Combo, The Amazing Mr. X, T-Men, and Raw Deal. Alton also photographed many color movies including Slightly Scarlet (a color film noir).

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