Monday, 16 February 2015

Cinematographer Andrzej Bartkowiak (he photographed NUTS) & Barbra Streisand at last nights ASC Awards.

Some quotes from the evening

I remember her wanting Storaro because she was obsessed with his work on “The Conformist” and “Reds”. It never would have worked because he’s more of a perfectionist than than she is.
“My favorite cameramen are the ones who never said, ‘No, it can’t be done,” she said in accepting the award. 

Streisand gave shout-outs to some of the cinematographers she worked with, including Harry Stradling on her first film Funny Girl (1968), Gordon Willis on Up The Sandbox (1972) and James Wong Howe on Funny Lady (1975).  The multihyphenate also said she wanted three-time Oscar winner Vittorio Storaro for her 1983 directorial debut Yentl.

Barbra: Thanks Peter Bogdanovich for introducing her to Laszlo Kovacs on What's Up Doc.