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Stanley Cortez


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.

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Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary Of Film 6th Edition (2014)

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.

Google previewMovies in American History: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2011)

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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