November 22, 2006
Congratulations, Mr. Ballhaus

Variety is reporting that Michael Ballhaus is the recipient of the American Society of Cinematographers' 2007 International Achievement Award. Kudos are definately due.

At 71, his filmography is quite astounding with his collaborations with Scorcese being particularly noteworthy. I always find it amazing how he's able to make such memorable imagery in circumstances which don't necessarily scream out as being opportunities to create such unforgettable shots. "The Departed" is just the latest example of this.

Here's hoping this award won't be the only one he receives this year.


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