Caleb Deschanel
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Season 01 | Episode 19

Caleb Deschanel

Director / Cinematographer

Director and cinematographer Caleb Deschanel (Being There, The Right Stuff) sits with Josh and Joe to discuss some of the movies and filmmakers who have inspired him over the years.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

The Black Stallion (1979)
More American Graffiti (1979)
Being There (1979)
The Patriot (2000)
Paths of Glory (1957)
El Cid (1961)
Ben Hur (1959)
Breathless (1961)
Contempt (1963)
Hal (2018)
Nosferatu (1922)
Pilgrimage (1933)
The Natural (1984)

Other Notable Items

Caleb’s cinematography mentors were Gordon Willis, Haskell Wexler and Conrad Hall.
Three of the most influential directors of photography to inspire Caleb were French New Wave cinematographer Raoul Coutard (BreathlessContempt), Eugene Schüfftan (The Hustler, Lilith), and Vittorio Storaro (The Last Emperor, The Conformist, Apocalypse Now).
The Godfather Notebook (2016) – Francis Ford Coppola’s notebook during the making of the first film.
The Playhouse 90 performance of The Comedians (1957)
The Playhouse 90 performance of Requiem For A Heavyweight (1956)
Fail Safe (2000)
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Vincent van Gogh
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Leonardo da Vinci
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