Russell BOYD

(1975)* 21.04.1944, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Chefkameramann (ACS, seit 1975 | ASC, seit 2004) * nach dem Schulabschluss geht nach Melbourne - findet dort einen Job beim Cinesound Newsreel und sammelt erste Erfahrungen beim Erstellen von Wochenschaubeiträgen fürs Kino * wechselt später zum Fernsehsender Channel 7 * nach einigen Jahren im Nachrichtengeschäft zieht nach Sydney um und arbeitet für die Supreme Studios - dreht Dokumentationen und Werbespots * Mitte der 70er Jahre dreht erste Kinofilme und u.a. durch die Zusammenarbeit mit Peter Weir (Picnic at Hanging Rock, 1975; The Last Wave, 1977) gehört zu den Erneuerern des (neuen) australischen Kinos ("one of the trailblazers of the Australian filmmaking renaissance", Australian Cinematographers Society) * ab 1981 (Tender Mercies) arbeitet auch für amerikanische Produzenten * 1985-87 filmt die ersten beiden Crocodile Dundee-Produktionen ("It was a lot of fun working on that film. When I first read the script, I laughed and laughed. I guess in a way it was sort of an extension of putting Australia on the map in a far different way than Gallipoli and other much more serious period films from that era. [...] It was a great piece of entertainment that a lot of people throughout the world enjoyed and responded to.")


"Film has been my life. I guess it's been a passion that has just consumed me, really. It's like cinematography has been my life, and I'll be eternally thankful for that."

FILMS

Between Wars (1974-AUS; d: Michael Thornhill, B: Frank Moorhouse, K: RB, D: Corin Redgrave, Judy Morris, Arthur Dignam, Günter Meisner, Patricia Leehy) 101m-Kriegsdrama (02-03; 7411)

The Man from Hong Kong / Zhi dao huang long (Der Mann von Hongkong, 1974-AUS/Hongkong; R+B: Brian Trenchard-Smith, K: RB, M: Noel Quinlan, D: Jimmy Wang Yu=Yu Wang * George Lazenby) 103m-Action (10; 7509)

Picnic at Hanging Rock (Picknick am Valentinstag, 1975-AUS * Peter Weir) (Roman von Joan Lindsay) (02-6 Wochen; 7508)

The Golden Cage (1975-AUS; d: Ayten Kuyululu, B: Ayten Kuyululu, Ismet Soydan, K: RB, M: Mary Vanderby; Aspidistra, D: Sait Memisoglu, Ilhan Kuyululu, Kate Sheil) 70m-Drama (03-04; 7508 > limited release [festival tour] * the film was never given a commercial release)

Summer of Secrets (1976-AUS; d: Jim Sharman, B: John Aitken, K: RB, M: Cameron Allan, D: Arthur Dignam * Rufus Collins * Nell Campbell * Andrew Sharp & Kate Fitzpatrick) 102m-Tragikomödie (02-6 Wochen; 7612)

Break of Day (1976-AUS; d: Ken Hannam, B: Cliff Green, K: RB, M: George Dreyfus, D: Sara Kestelman * Andrew McFarlane) 112m-Drama (04-?; 7612)

Backroads (1976-AUS; d: Phillip Noyce, B: John Emery + Regisseur and Cast, K: RB, M: Robert Murphy, D: Bill Hunter ° Gary Foley) 61m-Actiondrama (4 Wochen; 7706)

The Last Wave (Die letzte Flut, 1977-AUS; R: Peter Weir, B: Peter Weir, Tony Morphett, Petru Popescu, K: RB, M: Charles Wain, D: Richard Chamberlain * Olivia Hamnett) 106m-Thrillerdrama (03-04; 7712)

Dawn! (Die Schwimmerin, 1977-AUS; R: Ken Hannam, B: Joy Cavill, K: RB, M: Michael Carlos, D: Bronwyn Mackay-Payne, Tom Richards, John Diedrich) 109m-Sportlerbiopic (09-12 > 10 Wochen; 7903)

The Chain Reaction (Die Kettenreaktion, 1979-AUS; R+B: Ian Barry, K: RB, M: Andrew Thomas Wilson, D: Steve Bisley ° Arna-Maria Winchester ° Ross Thompson) 92m-Actiondrama (09-10; 8009)

...Maybe This Time (1979/80-AUS; d: Chris McGill, B: Bob Ellis, Anne Brooksbank, K: RB, M: Bruce Smeaton, D: Judy Morris, Bill Hunter, Mike Preston, Jill Perryman, Ken Shorter) 96m-Drama (11-6 Wochen; 8103)

Gallipoli (Gallipoli, 1980-AUS; R: Peter Weir, B: David Williamson, K: RB, D: Mel Gibson ° Mark Lee) 111m-Antikriegsdrama (09-?; 8108)

Starstruck (1981-AUS; d: Gillian Armstrong, B: Stephen Maclean, K: RB, ML: Mark Moffatt, D: Jo Kennedy ° Ross O'Donovan) 102m-Musikkomödie (8204)

Tender Mercies (Comeback der Liebe, 1981-USA; R: Bruce Beresford, B: Horton Foote, K: RB, M: George Dreyfus, D: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley, Ellen Barkin) 92m-Familiendrama (11-12; 8303)

The Year of Living Dangerously (Ein Jahr in der Hölle, 1982-AUS * Peter Weir) (Roman von C.J. Koch) (8212)

Phar Lap (Phar Lap - Legende einer Nation, 1982-AUS; R: Simon Wincer, B: David Williamson, K: RB, M: Bruce Rowland, D: Tom Burlinson, Martin Vaughan, Judy Morris, Celia De Burgh & Ron Leibman) 107m-Drama (Buch The Phar Lap Story von Michael Wilkinson, 1980) (8308)

Stanley (Stanley - Der Querkopf, 1982/83-AUS; R+B: Esben Storm, K: RB, M: William Motzing, D: Graham Kennedy ° Nell Campbell ° Peter Bensley) 93m-Komödie (84??)

A Soldier's Story (Sergeant Waters - Eine Soldatengeschichte, 1983-USA; R: Norman Jewison, B: Charles Fuller, K: RB, M: Herbie Hancock, D: Howard E. Rollins, Jr. ° Adolph Caesar) 101m-Krimidrama (Bühnenstück A Soldier's Play von Charles Fuller, 1981) (09-?; 8409)

Mrs. Soffel (Flucht zu dritt, 1984-USA * Gillian Armstrong) (02-04?; 8412)

Burke & Wills (1985-AUS; d: Graeme Clifford, B: Michael Thomas, K: RB, M: Peter Sculthorpe, D: Jack Thompson * Nigel Havers & Greta Scacchi) 140m-Abenteuer (8511)

"Crocodile" Dundee (Crocodile Dundee - Ein Krokodil zum Küssen, 1985-AUS; R: Peter Faiman, B: Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie, John Cornell, K: RB, M: Peter Best, D: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Mark Blum, David Gulpilil, Michael Lombard & John Meillon) 97/104m-Abenteuerkomödie (07-10; 8604)

High Tide (High Tide, 1986-AUS; R: Gillian Armstrong, B: Laura Jones, K: RB, M: Peter Best, D: Judy Davis, Jan Adele, Claudia Karvan & Colin Friels) 101/4m-Drama (10-?; 8707)

The Rescue (The Rescue, 1987-USA; R: Ferdinand Fairfax, B: Jim Thomas, John Thomas, K: RB, M: Bruce Broughton, D: Kevin Dillon, Marc Price, Ned Vaughn, Christine Harnos) 98m-Abenteuer (04-07; 8808)

"Crocodile" Dundee II (Crocodile Dundee II, 1987-AUS/USA; R: John Cornell, B: Paul Hogan, Brett Hogan, K: RB, M: Peter Best, D: Paul Hogan * Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon) 108m-Abenteuerkomödie (08-?; 8805)

In Country (Zurück aus der Hölle, 1988-USA; R: Norman Jewison, B: Frank Pierson, Cynthia Cidre, K: RB, M: James Horner, D: Bruce Willis * Emily Lloyd) 120m-Drama (Buch=Roman von Bobbie Ann Mason, 1985) (07-?; 8909)

Sweet Talker (Harrys größter Coup, 1989-AUS; R: Michael Jenkins, B: Tony Morphett, K: RB, M: Richard Thompson mit Peter Filleul, D: Bryan Brown * Karen Allen) 88m-Komödie (03-05; 9111)

Blood Oath (Blutiger Schwur, 1989-AUS; R: Stephen Wallace, B: Denis Whitburn, Brian A. Williams, K: RB, M: David McHugh, D: Bryan Brown) 108m-Anti/kriegsdrama (08-10; 9007)

Almost an Angel (Beinahe ein Engel, 1990-USA; R: John Cornell, B: Paul Hogan, K: RB, M: Maurice Jarre, D: Paul Hogan, Elias Koteas, Linda Kozlowski) 95m-Komödie (01-04; 9012)

Turtle Beach (Überleben in Malaysia, 1990-AUS; R: Stephen Wallace, B: Ann Turner, K: RB, M: Chris Neal, D: Greta Scacchi * Joan Chen) 90m-Drama (Roman von Blanche d'Alpuget, 1981) (07-09; 9203)

White Men Can't Jump (Weiße Jungs bringen's nicht, 1991-USA; R+B: Ron Shelton, K: RB, M: Bennie Wallace, D: Wesley Snipes * Woody Harrelson * Rosie Perez) 114m-Sportkomödie (05-08; 9203)

Forever Young (Forever Young, 1992-USA * Steve Miner) (9212)

Cobb (Homerun, 1994-USA; R+B: Ron Shelton, K: RB, M: Elliot Goldenthal, D: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Wuhl, Lolita Davidovich) 128m-Drama (Buch von Al Stump, 1994) (01-04; 9412)

Operation Dumbo Drop (Operation Dumbo, 1994/95-USA; R: Simon Wincer, B: Gene Quintano, Jim Kouf, K: RB, M: David Newman, D: Danny Glover * Ray Liotta * Denis Leary) 107m-Abenteuerkomödie (10-02; 9507)

Tin Cup (Tin Cup, 1995-USA * Ron Shelton) (09-12; 9608)

Liar Liar (Der Dummschwätzer, 1996-USA; R: Tom Shadyac, B: Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur, K: RB, M: John Debney, D: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Amanda Donohoe, Anne Haney, Justin Cooper & Cary Elwes) 87m-Komödie (07-10; 9703)

Doctor Dolittle (Dr. Dolittle, 1997-USA; R: Betty Thomas, B: Nat Mauldin, Larry Levin, K: RB, M: Richard Gibbs, D: Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt) 85m-Komödie (Kindergeschichten von Hugh Lofting) (04-07; 9806)

Company Man (Cuba Libre - Dümmer als die CIA erlaubt!, 1999-USA; R+B: Peter Askin, Douglas McGrath, K: RB, M: David Lawrence, D: Alan Cumming * Anthony LaPaglia * Denis Leary * Douglas McGrath * John Turturro * Sigourney Weaver) 81m-Komödie (01-03; 0103)

Serenades (1999-AUS; d: Mojgan Khadem, B: Christine Stevens, Mojgan Khadem, K: RB, M: Davood A. Tabrizi, D: Alice Haines ° Aden Young) 99m-Liebesdrama (11-12; 0105)

American Outlaws (American Outlaws, 2000-USA; R: Les Mayfield, B: Roderick Taylor, John Rogers, K: RB, M: Trevor Rabin, D: Colin Farrell ° Scott Caan ° Ali Larter) 94m-Western (07-10; 0108)

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Master and Commander - Bis ans Ende der Welt, 2002-USA; R: Peter Weir, B: Peter Weir, John Collee, K: RB, M: Iva Davies, Christopher Gordon, Richard Tognetti, D: Russell Crowe * Paul Bettany) 139m-Abenteuer (Roman Master and Commander /1969/ & Roman The Far Side of the World /1984/ von Patrick O'Brian) (06-10; 0311)

Ghost Rider (Ghost Rider, 2005-USA; R+B: Mark Steven Johnson, K: RB, M: Christopher Young, D: Nicolas Cage * Eva Mendes) 110m- Fantasyaction (02-06/+04; 0702)

The Way Back (The Way Back - Der lange Weg, 2009-USA; R: Peter Weir, B: Peter Weir, Keith R. Clarke, K: RB, M: Burkhard Dallwitz, D: Ed Harris * Jim Sturgess * Saoirse Ronan & Colin Farrell) 133m-Drama (Buch The Long Walk von Sławomir Rawicz, 1955) (03-06; 1012)


Matchless (1973-AUS * John Papadopoulos) 55m-Drama (7403 | 7409 > limited release) * medium-length feature

The Singer and the Dancer (1975-AUS * Gillian Armstrong) 52m (Kurzgeschichte Old Mrs. Bilson [in Hammers over the Anvil] von Alan Marshall, 1975) (10; 7704) > medium-length feature

Temperament Unsuited (1978-AUS * Ken Cameron) 57m (3 Wochen; 7807 > limited release) > medium-length feature

Just out of Reach (1979-AUS * Linda Blagg) 49?62m-Drama (7911) > medium-length feature

AWARDS

Cinematographer of the Year (für) Between Wars (Australian Cinematographers Society, 1976)

BAFTA Award (beste Kamera) für Picnic at Hanging Rock [BAFTA Awards 1977]

AFI Award (beste Kamera) für Break of Day (Australian Film Institute, 1977)

AFI Award (beste Kamera) für The Last Wave (Australian Film Institute, 1978)

AFI Award (beste Kamera) für Gallipoli (Australian Film Institute, 1981)

Cinematographer of the Year (für) Gallipoli (Australian Cinematographers Society, 1982)

Hall of Fame [Australian Cinematographers Society 1998]

Best Cinematography Award für Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (British Society of Cinematographers, 2003)

Academy Award / Oscar (beste Kamera) für Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2004)

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