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Who is Stanley Cortez?
Stanley Cortez, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer. He worked on over seventy films, including Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons, Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter, Nunnally Johnson's The Three Faces of Eve, and Samuel Fuller's Shock Corridor and The Naked Kiss.
- also known as The Baron; Stanislaus Kranz; Stanislaus Krantz; Stanley Cortez, A.S.C.
- born on (107 years ago) in New York City
- nationality: United States of America
- profession: Cinematographer
- died on (18 years ago) in Hollywood of myocardial infarction
- buried in Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery
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by David Thomson
It is proper to give some creditfor it to James Agee, Stanley Cortez, and Robert Mitchum, but theHans Andersen–like clarity of the conception, the extraordinary mythic precision, andtheease with whichthe film moves from nightmare to lyric—those great virtues come from Laughton.
An Encyclopedia by Philip C. DiMare
Cinematographer Stanley Cortez had provided the deep- focus photography, Rembrandt lighting, offbeat angles, and tracking shots that Welles required. Movie audiences in 1942 were not accustomed to Welles's visual and audio tricks—radio and live stage devices, including overlapping dialogue and widely spaced actors on deep-focus sets.
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