John Alonzo

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Birth Name: John Alonzo
Born: 06/12/1934
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 03/13/2001

Alonzo's experience as a documentary filmmaker in the late 60s prepared him for his collaboration with Corman, who was also a fast worker. He scored points with the producer-director for his willingness to climb on ladders to adjust lights (in violation of union rules) and his ability to shoot hand-held footage that the camera operator could not (also in defiance of union rules). Building on that start, he added to his reputation for swiftness with the actioner "Vanishing Point" and Hal Ashby's cult favorite "Harold and Maude" (both 1971) before teaming for the first time with mentor Martin Ritt on "Sounder" (1972). His decision to shoot the opening coon hunt at night instead of as day-for-n... Continue Bio >>

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