By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 23, 2010 at 6:45AM
The Playlist profiles 5 Cinematographers On Their Way To The A-List; A Single Man's Eduard Grau (because "virtually every frame of [the film] was heart-stoppingly gorgeous"); Bright Star's (pictured) Greig Fraser (also worth noting his work on the chilling New Zealand true-story drama Out Of The Blue); Fish Tank's Robbie Ryan; Sin Nombre's Adriano Goldman; and director Debra Granik's go-to Michael McDonough, who brought us the gritty Winter's Bone and Down To The Bone. ThePlaylist notes:
If the layman is struck by a film's imagery, the most common response is "That was well directed." But while a handful of directors have the technical knowledge necessary (Steven Soderbergh comes to mind), most filmmakers will admit that one of the most vital collaborative relationships on set is between them and their Director of Photography.
Our own sampling of Grau, Fraser and Goldman's work (from A Single Man, Bright Star and Sin Nombre) is after the jump: