James Wong Howe: The Man Who Changed Cinema

James Wong Howe (August 28, 1899-July 12, 1976) James Wong Howe, A.S.C. ( August 28, 1899 – July 12, 1976) was a Chinese American cinematographer who worked on over 130 films. He was a master at the use of shadow and was one of the first to use deep-focus cinematography, in which both foreground and distant plains stay in focus. During the 1930s and 1940s, Howe was one of the most sought after cinematographers in Hollywood. He was nominated for 10 Academy Awards for cinematography, winning twice for The Rose…

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