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Cinematographer Michael Chapman Honored at Camerimage Film Festival

Oscar-nominated cinematographer Michael Chapman, a frequent collaborator with helmer Martin Scorsese, will be the recipient of the Camerimage Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement award in November.

Chapman, whose credits include “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull” and “The Lost Boys,” boasts a career that spans more than four decades. Born in Boston in 1935, he enjoyed one of the most important partnerships of his career with Scorsese and his opening title shot of “Raging Bull,” an image of a lonely boxer fighting himself in slow motion shrouded in something resembling fog, became a signature shot for both the director and cinematographer.

Throughout the 1970s he worked with Philip Kaufman on “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “The Wanderers” and served as Bill Butler’s camera operator on Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws.”

Chapman also paired with Scorsese on documentaries “The Last Waltz” and “American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince,” before making his debut as a director in 1983 Tom Cruise starrer “All the Right Moves.” He also worked alongside Scorsese for Michael Jackson’s “Bad” music video. He retired from filmmaking in 2006.

The Camerimage Film Festival will be held in Bydgoszcz in Poland from November 12-19.

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