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VFT: LA Event ft. Cinematographer Anthony Richmond

Thu 21 May

Anthony B. Richmond, A.S.C., B.S.C. (Director of Photography) has been a cinematographer for well over six decades. His most recent credits include “Good Luck Chuck,” “The Comebacks,” “Shade,” “Havana Nights,” “A Walk On The Moon,” “Legally Blond,” “Ravenous,” “Men Of Honor,” “The Sweetest Thing,” “Someone Like You,” “Just Friends,” “John Tucker Must Die,” ”Autopsy,” “Sex and Lies in Sin City,” “ The Rocker,” “Alvin the Squeakquel,” and Coffee Town.”

This award winning DP has had numerous collaborations with Director Nicolas Roeg, lensing five of his films “Don’t Look Now,” for which Richmond won the prestigious BAFTA award, “The Man Who Fell To Earth,” “Bad Timing,” “Heart Of Darkness” and “Full Body Massage” for Showtime. Some of Richmond’s other credits include “The Sandlot,” “Candyman,” “Stardust,” “Playing God,” “Dirty Dancing Havana Nights,” “Rough Riders,” “The Eagle Has Landed,” and “The Greek Tycoon.” He also served as DP on both Angelica Houston’s directorial debut “Bastard Out Of Carolina” as well as Sean Penn’s “Indian Runner.”

Richmond was also responsible for photography on the seminal British music scene of the late 60’s. He shot the Rolling Stones classic, “Sympathy For The Devil” for Jean-Luc Godard, then collaborated with Michael Lindsey Hogg on “The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus” and the Beatles, “Let It Be.” His other rock and roll credit includes the Who’s, “The Kids Are Alright” and the documentary “Glastonbury Fayre."

Born and raised in London, Richmond literally worked his way up through the ranks to his current position of Director of Photography. He began at the age of 15 as a messenger with Associate British Cinemas and later with Pathe-News where he was promoted to the camera department. He next worked as Assistant Cameraman of such films as “Call Me Bwana,” “From Russia with Love,” “Devil-Ship Pirates,” “The Gorgan,” “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum,” Truffaut’s “Fahrenheit 451” and David Leans “Dr Zhivago."

Richmond served as focus-puller on “Casino Royale” and on “Far From the Madding Crowd” for Director John Schlesinger, whom he also later served as Cinematographer of the documentary “Israel” made just days after the “Six-Day War.” Shortly afterwards, Richmond began to work as Director of Photography on feature films. His first was in 1967 on “Only when I Larf” Directed by Basil Dearden.

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