Conrad Hall

Conrad Lee Hall ( born June 21, 1926 in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia; † January 4, 2003 in Santa Monica, California ) was an American cinematographer and a member of the Professional Association of Fine formative Cinematographers ASC.


Hall, the son of writer James Norman Hall ( Mutiny on the Bounty ), studied at the University of Southern California film studies.

With two fellow Hall founded a small manufacturing company that they first sold to a local television station. Initially limited to the films of commercials, Hall quickly rose as a location scout who lives among other things, the motives for the desert looking for.

In the 1960s, Hall began as a camera assistant and camera operator so among other things, East of Eden, and Mutiny on the Bounty to work and soon began to independently support film projects.

Hall is, like Hal Mohr, J. Peverell Marley, Leon Shamroy, Haskell Wexler and Ray Rennahan one of the six camera men who were honored with a star on the Walk of Fame.

This is also due to the fact that Hall was nominated for Best Cinematography ten times for an Oscar in the category. Two out of three awards he was presented personally. On January 4, 2003 Hall died at the age of 76 from prostate cancer. Eleven weeks later, on 23 March 2003, at the Oscar ceremony in 2003, took Hall's eldest son, Conrad W. Hall, also a cameraman, the third gold statue for Road to Perdition behalf, for his father.

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