Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Dies In His Sleep At Age 93
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One of the most revered cinematographers in Hollywood, Haskell Wexler, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday at the age of 93. He was best known for lending his expertise in photography to movies such as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and “Bound For Glory.” He won Oscars for both of these films.
Wexler photographed some of the best-known and most influential films of the 60’s and 70’s, including “Coming Home” by Jane Fonda and Jon Voight, as well as “In The Heat of the Night” and the adaptation of Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.”
He also had a passion for documentaries, which we can obviously see from his picture titled Medium Cool from 1969, a mix of various documentary and dramatic elements which work together to tell a story of a fictional television photographer covering the violence between Chicago police and protesters at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.