seale John SEALE
* 05.10.1942, Warwick, Queensland, Australien

Chefkameramann (ACS/ASC) * 1962-68 Kameraassistent in der Filmabteilung der Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) * ab 1968 arbeitet freiberuflich als Schwenker [camera operator] für u.a. Russell Boyd (Picnic at Hanging Rock, 1975; The Last Wave, 1977; Gallipoli, 1981 - alle unter der Regie von Peter Weir) * 1980 Beginn seiner Karriere als Chefkameramann * etabliert sich schnell als "highly skilled lighting cinematographer" * 1984 geht mit Peter Weir nach Hollywood (Witness) und filmt seither hauptsächlich amerikanische Produktionen * 1989 Debüt als Regisseur mit Till There Was You ("...it didn't work at all for anybody, but I enjoyed the process") * 1997 feiert seinen größten internationalen Erfolg mit The English Patient * Zusammenarbeit mit führenden internationalen Regisseuren (Barry Levinson, Sydney Pollack, Ron Howard, Michael Apted, John Boorman, Anthony Minghella; Wolfgang Petersen)
"I feel I am lucky to be able to work internationally with a lot of lovely filmmakers who are garnering their money out of America but may make their own films elsewhere. And that includes Australians and English - and of course, some Americans."
FILMS
Deathcheaters (1976-AUS * Brian Trenchard-Smith) 93m-Action
Fatty Finn (1980-AUS * Maurice Murphy) 91m
The Survivor (Survivor, 1980-AUS * David Hemmings) ~ 95m
Doctors & Nurses (Gummibärchen und Skalpell, 1981-AUS * Maurice Murphy) 89m-Familienkomödie
Ginger Meggs (1982-AUS; d: Jonathan Dawson, sc: Michael Latimer, ph: John Seale, lp: Paul Daniel, Garry McDonald) 100m
Fighting Back (1982-AUS * Michael Caulfield)* 100m-Drama
Goodbye Paradise (1982-AUS * Carl Schultz) 119m-Drama
Careful, He Might Hear You
(1983-AUS * Carl Schultz) 116m-Drama
BMX Bandits (BMX-Bandits, 1983-AUS * Brian Trenchard-Smith) 90m
Silver City (1984-AUS * Sophia Turkiewicz) 110m-Drama
The Empty Beach (Ein Toter weiß zuviel, 1984-AUS * Chris Thomson) ~ 85m-Krimi
Witness (Der einzige Zeuge, 1984-USA * Peter Weir) 112m-Thriller
The Hitcher (Hitcher, der Highway Killer, 1985-USA * R: Robert Harmon, B: Eric Red, K: JS, M: Mark Isham, D: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jeffrey DeMunn, Jennifer Jason Leigh) 97m-Actionthriller
Children of a Lesser God (Gottes vergessene Kinder, 1986-USA * Randa Haines) 110m-Melodram
# The Mosquito Coast (Mosquito Coast, 1986-USA * Peter Weir) (Roman von Paul Theroux, 1981) (01-?; 8611)
# Stakeout (Die Nacht hat viele Augen, 1987-USA; R: John Badham, B: Jim Kouf, K: JS, M: Arthur B. Rubinstein, D: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe) 115/7m-Thrillerkomödie
# Gorillas in the Mist (Gorillas im Nebel - Die Leidenschaft der Dian Fossey, 1987-USA * Michael Apted) (06-10; 8809)
Rain Man (Rain Man, 1988-USA * Barry Levinson) 133/40m-Drama
Dead Poets Society (Der Club der toten Dichter, 1988/89-USA * R: Peter Weir, B: Tom Schulman, K: JS, M: Maurice Jarre, D: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke) 129m-Schülerdrama (DZ: 11-01)
The Doctor (Der Doktor - Ein gewöhnlicher Patient, 1990/91-USA; R: Randa Haines, B: Robert Caswell, K: JS, M: Michael Convertino, D: William Hurt, Christine Lahti, Elizabeth Perkins, Mandy Patinkin) 125m-Drama /Buch von Ed Rosenbaum/
Lorenzo's Oil (Lorenzos Öl, 1991/92-USA * R: George Miller, B: George Miller, Nick Enright, K: JS, D: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon) 135m-Drama
The Firm (Die Firma, 1992/93-USA; R: Sydney Pollack, B: David Rabe, Robert Towne, David Rayfiel, K: JS, M: Dave Grusin, D: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman) 154/6m-Thriller (Buch von John Grisham)
The Paper (Schlagzeilen, 1993-USA * Ron Howard) 112m-Komödie
Beyond Rangoon (Rangoon, 1994-USA; R: John Boorman, B: Alex Lasker, Bill Rubenstein, K: JS, M: Hans Zimmer, D: Patricia Arquette, Frances McDormand) 100m-Politdrama
# The American President (Hallo, Mr. President, 1995-USA * Rob Reiner) (9511)
# The English Patient (Der englische Patient, 1995/96-USA * Anthony Minghella) (Roman von Michael Ondaatje) (09-01; 9611)
Ghosts of Mississippi (Das Attentat, 1996-USA * R: Rob Reiner, B: Lewis Colick, K: JS, M: Marc Shaiman, D: Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods) 130m-Politdrama
City of Angels (Stadt der Engel, 1997-USA * Brad Silberling) 117m-Fantasymelodram
At First Sight (Auf den ersten Blick, 1998-USA * Irwin Winkler) 128m-Liebesdrama
# The Talented Mr. Ripley (Der talentierte Mr. Ripley, 1998-USA; R+B: Anthony Minghella, K: JS, M: Gabriel Yared, D: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law) 139m-Psychothriller (Roman von Patricia Highsmith) (08-12; 9912)
The Perfect Storm (Der Sturm, 1999-USA * Wolfgang Petersen) 129m-Katastrophendrama
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen, 2000/01-USA * Chris Columbus) 152m-Fantasyabenteuer
Dreamcatcher (Dreamcatcher, 2002-USA/CDN * Lawrence Kasdan) 131m-Horror
Cold Mountain / Ritorno a Cold Mountain (Unterwegs nach Cold Mountain, 2002-GB/RO/I; R+B: Anthony Minghella, K: JS, M: Gabriel Yared, D: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger) 152/5m-Bürgerkriegsdrama (Buch von Charles Frazier)
Spanglish (Spanglish, 2003/04-USA * James L. Brooks) 131m-Liebeskomödie
Poseidon (Poseidon, 2005-USA * Wolfgang Petersen) 99m-Actiondrama (DZ: 06-?)
# Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Prince of Persia - Der Sand der Zeit, 2008-USA * Mike Newell) 116m-Fantasyabenteuer (07-11; 1005)
# The Tourist (The Tourist, 2010-USA * Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck) 102m-Actionthriller (02-05; 1012)
# Mad Max: Fury Road (Mad Max: Fury Road, 2012-AUS * George Miller) 120m-Endzeitaction (07-12/+11.13; 1505)
AWARDS
Cinematographer of the Year (für Goodbye Paradise) [Australian Cinematographers Society/ACS 1983]
Australian Film Institute Award für Careful, He Might Hear You (beste Kamera, 1983)
Cinematographer of the Year (für Witness) [Australian Cinematographers Society/ACS 1985]
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award für The English Patient (beste Kamera, 1996)
Academy Award (Oscar) für The English Patient (beste Kamera, 1997)
BAFTA Award für The English Patient (beste Kamera, 1997)
Europäischer Filmpreis für The English Patient (beste Kamera, 1997)
ASC Award für The English Patient (1997)
Australian Cinematographers Society/ACS Hall of Fame (1997)
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