John F. Seitz Movies List

John F. Seitz
John F. Seitz
Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Prisoner of Zenda

John F. Seitz Filmography

Showing 1 to 10 of 48 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 48 movies
The Man in the Net
The Man in the Net ( English )
Director: Michael Curtiz
Music Director: Hans J. Salter
Release date: 10-06-1959
Island of Lost Women
Island of Lost Women ( English )
Music Director: Raoul Kraushaar
Release date: 01-05-1959
The Badlanders
The Badlanders ( English )
Director: Delmer Daves
Release date: 03-09-1958
A Cry in the Night
A Cry in the Night ( English )
Director: Frank Tuttle
Music Director: David Buttolph
Release date: 17-08-1956
Santiago ( English )
Director: Gordon Douglas
Music Director: David Buttolph
Release date: 13-07-1956
Hell on Frisco Bay
Hell on Frisco Bay ( English )
Music Director: Max Steiner
Release date: 01-12-1955
Many Rivers To Cross
Many Rivers To Cross ( English )
Director: Roy Rowland
Release date: 04-02-1955
Rogue Cop
Rogue Cop ( English )
Director: Roy Rowland
Music Director: Jeff Alexander
Release date: 17-09-1954
The Rocket Man
The Rocket Man ( English )
Director: Oscar Rudolph
Music Director: Lionel Newman
Release date: 01-04-1954
Showing 1 to 10 of 48 movies
Showing 1 to 10 of 48 movies

John F. Seitz Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John Francis Seitz, A.S.C. (June 23, 1892 – February 27, 1979) was an American cinematographer and inventor. He was nominated for seven Academy Awards. His Hollywood career began in 1909 as a lab assistant with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in Chicago. He went to work as a lab technician for the American Film Manufacturing Company (known as "Flying A"), also in Chicago. In 1916 during the silent era he established himself, achieving great successes with the Rudolph Valentino film, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921). Highly regarded by director Billy Wilder, Seitz worked with him on the film noirs Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), and Sunset Boulevard (1950), receiving Academy Award nominations for each. During his career he received seven nominations for Academy Award for Best Cinematography. In 1929 he served as president of the American Society of Cinematographers (A.S.C.) for a year, and had been a member since 1923. The A.S.C. named the 2002 Heritage Award after Seitz. Seitz retired in 1960 and devoted himself to photographic inventions for which he held 18 patents. An example of a Seitz invention is the matte shot: a large painting is photographed separately and later added to a scene to expand it, add effects, and/or create a sense of depth in backgrounds. He was also noted for his innovations with low-key lighting, which enhanced the film noir style. A widower, he married screenwriter Marie Boyle in 1934 who raised his daughter Margaret Alice Marhoefer and later gave birth to a son, John Lawrence Seitz. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery.

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