Frederick Elmes


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Birth Name: Frederick Elmes
Born: 11/04/1946

A devotee of natural light, which has helped create some of the haunting faces seen in the films of Lynch and Cassavetes, Elmes earned his first screen credit as an additional camera operator on Cassavetes' "A Woman Under the Influence" (1974) and later served as director of photography on two of the director's films, "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" (1976) and "Opening Night" (1977). In the latter, he successfully created an erratic look and feel to correspond with the mental imbalances of the character played by Gena Rowlands. Later in 1977, he created the eerie look of Lynch's cult midnight movie "Eraserhead". Elmes has been able to adapt to frothy films such as Martha Coolidge's "Valley... Continue Bio >>


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