Lensers set to honor Jack Green’s lifetime achievement

Posted by · 6:00 am · September 27th, 2008

American Society of CinematographersThis report from Variety kind of got lost in the shuffle this week, but it seems the great Jack Green will be feted by the American Society of Cinematographers this year.  Here’s the story:

Jack Green will receive the 2009 American Society of Cinematographers Lifetime Achievement award at the 23rd ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards on Feb. 15.

The awards will be held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel and past recipients of the award have included Conrad Hall and Gordon Willis.

In his time as a cinematographer, Green has compiled more than 40 credits and of those credits, has worked on eleven pics with Clint Eastwood as director.

Very cool.  Green (typically credited Jack N. Green) has done a lot of work with Clint Eastwood, most notably the jazzy cool hues of “Bird” and the gritty sprawl of “Unforgiven.”  But they first began their collaboration way back in 1978 when Green was a camera operator on “Every Which Way But Loose.”

I’ve always felt Eastwood had a great eye for good cinematographers.  His current collaborator is Tom Stern, criminally underrated and consistently ignored by the Academy for solid work year in and year out.  But it’s good to see that Green, who only has one Oscar nomination (and no wins) to his credit, is getting a boost from his peers.

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