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Hollywood’s Iconic Image Maker: Anthony Richmond

Image: On the set of the 20th Century Fox motion picture “Men of Honor,” pictured left to right; Russ Engels (gaffer), George Richmond (camera operator), Chunky (focus puller), Anthony B. Richmond (cinematographer), and Robert De Niro. Also starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Charlize Theron. Image used with kind courtesy of Mr. Richmond for The Hollywood Sentinel, 2018, all rights reserved.

ANTHONY B. RICHMOND A.S.C., B.S.C.  

Director of Photography

One of the world’s most accomplished cinematographers, Anthony B. Richmond’s career spans over five decades.  Born and raised in London, Anthony Richmond worked his way up through the ranks to his current position of Director of Photography. He began at the age of 16 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 on films including; 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’s Dr. Zhivago.

Image: Jean Luc Godard with Cinematographer Anthony B. Richmond. Image used with kind courtesy of The British Film Institute, and with kind courtesy of Mr. Richmond for The Hollywood Sentinel. British Film Institute: http://www.bfi.org.uk/

Mr. Richmond also served as focus-puller on Casino Royale and on Far From the Madding Crowd for Director John Schlesinger, for who he also later served as Cinematographer for the documentary; Israel: A Right To Live, made just days after the Six-Day War.  Shortly afterwards, Mr. Richmond began working as Director of Photography on feature films, with his first being the 1967 motion picture; Only When I Larf directed by Basil Dearden.


An award-winning Cinematographer, Anthony Richmond has had numerous collaborations with Director Nicolas Roeg who recently passed. Lensing five of his the legendary directors films including; Don’t Look Now – for which Richmond won the prestigious BAFTA award, The Man Who Fell To Earth, starring David Bowie, Bad Timing, Heart Of Darkness, and Full Body Massage for Showtime.

Some of Mr. Richmond’s additional credits include; The Sandlot, the cult classic horror film Candyman, based on a Clive Barker short story, Stardust for Michael Apted, Playing God, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Rough Riders for John Milius, Silver Bears for Ivan Passer, That’s Life, and Sunset for Blake Edwards, The Eagle Has Landed for John Sturges, and The Greek Tycoon for J. Lee Thompson.

Anthony Richmond  also served as Director of Photography on Tony Goldwin’s directorial debut Walk On The Moon, Sean Penn’s directorial debut Indian Runner, and Anjelica Houston’s directorial debut Bastard Out Of Carolina, collaborating  yet again with her on: Agnes Brown, and Riding The Bus With My Sister.

Anthony Richmond was also responsible for iconic photography for much of the seminal British music scene of the late 60’s.  He shot the Rolling Stones classic, Sympathy For The Devil (aka One Plus One) for the legendary Jean-Luc Godard, with which he then collaborated with Michael Lindsey Hogg on The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus, and also, The Beatles’ Let It Be.  Mr. Richmond’s additional   rock and roll credits include: The Who’s The Kids Are Alright, as well as the documentary Glastonbury Fayre.

His most recent credits include; Good Luck Chuck, The Comebacks, Shade, Havana Nights, 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, Coffee Town, and The Assets for Peter Medak.

Most recently for the past two years, Mr. Richmond has served as Faculty Chair of the Cinematography Department at The New York Film Academy in Burbank, California.  Here, Mr. Richmond  teaches the next generation of Cinematographers,  and frequently collaborates with other creatives outside of the academic community to development significant relationships between his students and industry professionals.  Mr. Richmond is fulfilled in  mentoring aspiring filmmakers and enjoys meeting students to discuss their goals.

In addition to giving back as a teacher and having a legendary career as  widely esteemed, and prolific Cinematographer,  Mr. Richmond  additionally a member of the Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (A.M.P.A.S), British Academy of Film & Television Arts (B.A.F.T.A), American Society of Cinematographers (A.S.C), and British Society of Cinematographers (B.S.C).

The following is an exclusive interview with Hollywood’s legendary image maker; Anthony Richmond, for The Hollywood Sentinel:

Textual content; official biography of Anthony B. Richmond courtesy of Mr. Richmond.  Textual editing, title and audio content are  ©2018, Hollywood Sentinel, all world rights reserved.

Dare to Be Great!

Be who you are, and dare to be great. Greatness comes in many forms, from the greatness of art, the greatness of nature, of beauty, of music, of a film, of a humanitarian, or of an idea.

The world through the eyes of media is a dangerous place. The world through the eyes of truth is a place of love. Through the words of politicians and pundits, danger is around every corner, a tragedy waiting to happen at every moment. In reality, most people are basically good.  A benevolent force of love is behind the universe and all creation. Happiness is your birthright.


Hollywood Sentinel was created to celebrate life, through our love for all areas of the arts, which are the greatest and most important gift any society could have after nature and the ones we love. Fashion, Beauty, Film, Dance, Poetry, Literature, Music, Art; these are some of the greatest things of life, and what gives our sprit a chance to open up, shine, and be free.

We hope you enjoy our new issue here, with our tribute to the outstanding singer Dua Lipa pictured above, and much more. Explore all of the pages with the Table of Contents tab, and let us know what you want to hear and see in a future issue.  And remember, never let anyone stop you from being who you were meant to be.

–Bruce Edwin

Dr. Terry Cole Whittaker has dedicated her life to successful living, and to spiritual growth.  Visit her official website here below, and check out her amazing work:  https://www.terrycolewhittaker.com/

This content textual content is copyright, 2018, Hollywood Sentinel. Video used with kind courtesy of Dr. Whittaker. Image of Dua used with kind courtesy of the publicity office of Dua Lipa.

 

 

 

Elliphant; Top 10 Best New Artists of Our Time

 

Elliphant, Live at Bitterzoet, Amsterdam,  April 15th, 2016, Photo Credit: Bobo Boom, source: WikiCommons.

Ranked by subnormal as one of the Top 10 Best New Artists of Our Time; Elliphant is none other than the lovely Ellinor Miranda Salome Olovsdotter, from Sweden.  Having worked with a number of the top DJ / producers in the world including Diplo and Skrillex, Elliphant has also done brilliant collaborations with  fellow Swede Tove Lo, and Denmark’s MØ, among others.

As one of the most brilliant songwriters of our time, with a stunningly distinct voice unlike any other, Elliphant has created hit after underground hit (and at times–mainstream hit), from the legendary “Spoon Me,” “Look Like You Love it,” “Love me Badder,” “North Star,” “Best People in the World,” “Where is Home,” “Could it Be,” “Down On Life,” “One More” with MØ, “Live till I Die,” “Music Is Life,” “Stardust,” “Ciant Hear It,” “Where is my Mama At,” “Only Getting Younger,” “Revolusion,” “Hit and Run,” “Paint the World,” and many more.

The greatness of so many of one artist’s song’s alone is phenomenal, demonstrating the brilliance of Elliphant’s songwriting ability. Combined with her musical production employed, and her dynamic, great voice that ranges from a jazzy, soulful pop, to a melodic rap or reggae beat, lends itself to making Elliphant in a class and league all her own.

With influences of punk, rock, pop, new wave, rap, trap, EDM, techno, house, breakbeat, reggae, grime, and more, Elliphant’s talent is undeniable, and her originality like few of our time; a brilliant and legendary artist of sheer greatness.

Visit the Official Elliphant website and follow her at: http://elliphant.com/

subnormal magazine 2018