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Conversations with Darius Khondji Hardcover – October 22, 2018 French Edition by Jordan Mintzer (Author)
Seven years after the release of the highly acclaimed Conversations with James Gray, the second work in the Conversations collection, dedicated to the immense cinematographer Darius Khondji.

Bilingual Edition : English and French
French Edition by Jordan Mintzer (Author), Michel Ciment (Foreword), Nicolas Winding Refn (Afterword)

Darius Khondji, one of the most talented and recognized cinematographers of our time, has worked with all the masters of contemporary cinema: David Fincher (Seven), James Gray (The Lost City of Z), Michael Haneke (Amour), Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), Roman Polanski (The Ninth Door), Bernardo Bertolucci (Stolen Beauty), Sydney Pollack (The Interpreter), Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Marc Caro (Delicatessen, City of Lost Children) and Bong Joon-ho (Okja).
Conversations with Darius Khondji, one of the rare works devoted exclusively to the work of a cinematographer, offers the reader a journey through the cinema of the last fifty years, seen through the eye of a director of photography who knew revolutionize his art and put himself at the service of Hollywood as well as European or Asian auteur cinema.

From his early childhood in Iran to his discovery of cinema in Paris, from his first Polaroids taken in NY in the 1970s to his training as a Camera Assistant, from his beginnings in France as a cinematographer to his arrival in Hollywood, from his experiences on set with the greatest actors and directors to his work with photographers and visual artists, this book traces both the evolution of Darius Khondji's career and that of cinema from the 1960s to the present day.

Conversations with Darius Khondji also addresses all the technical aspects of his work (lighting, frame work, exposure of the film, choice of optics, transition to digital, etc.) in a simple and accessible way for all and gives the reader his elaborate methods film after film. movie. A work that will delight lovers of the 7th art and meet the expectations of cinema and photography students.

These conversations are accompanied by exclusive interviews with the directors, actors and close technicians with whom he collaborated.

Divided into chapters retracing the different periods of Darius Khondji's career, these conversations are accompanied by exceptional documents (annotated scenarios, storyboards, lighting plan, set photos, unpublished Polaroids, etc.).

A beautiful book written by Jordan Mintzer, author of the already cult Conversations with James Gray, each page of which highlights the work of Darius Khondji and reveals to us the essential role of the cinematographer in the making of a film.

A unique work, both in form and content, with careful and innovative graphics.

About the Author
Born in New York and currently living in Paris, Jordan Mintzer is a journalist at the Hollywood Reporter. He previously wrote Conversations with James Gray, edited by Synecdoche and produced the films of filmmaker Matt Potterfield.

Product details
ASIN ‏: ‎ B07J3G1YGF
Publisher ‏ : ‎ SYNECDOCHE (October 22, 2018)
Language ‏ : ‎ Bilingual Edition English and French
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
ISBN-13 ‏: ‎ 979-1090172012
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.65 pounds
Dimensions: 8.58 x 1.18 x 11.22 inches

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