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Cinematography fest to celebrate Fraker

Camerimage lifetime achievement kudos to be awarded

Six-time Oscar nominee William A. Fraker has been tapped to receive the Camerimage lifetime achievement award at the 11th annual Intl. Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

“Bill Fraker is one of the great artists of contemporary times,” said Marek Zydowicz, founder and director of the festival. “He has made significant and enduring contributions to advancing this important art form.”

Fest is scheduled to take place Nov. 29-Dec. 6 in Lodz, Poland.

Fraker earned Oscar nominations in the cinematography category for “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” (1978), “Heaven Can Wait” (1979), “1941” (1980), “War Games” (1984) and “Murphy’s Romance” (1986), along with a nom for visual effects camerawork on “1941.”

Other cinematography credits include “Bullitt,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Paint Your Wagon,” “Day of the Dolphin,” “Tombstone” and, most recently, “Waking Up in Reno.” Fraker also directed “Monte Walsh,” “The Legend of the Lone Ranger” and “A Reflection of Fear.”

“Bill Fraker deserves this recognition from his peers around the world,” said Richard Crudo, prexy of the American Society of Cinematographers. “He has created an extraordinary and incomparable body of work which will endure.”

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