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Conrad Hall

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Conrad Lafcadio Hall, ASC (June 21, 1926 – January 4, 2003) was an American cinematographer from Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. Named after writers Joseph Conrad and Lafcadio Hearn, he was best known for photographing films, such as Morituri, The Professionals, In Cold Blood, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Day of the Locust, Tequila Sunrise, Searching for Bobby Fischer, A Civil Action, American Beauty and Road to Perdition, which garned him several awards, including three Academy Awards and BAFTA Awards. Sam Mendes, the director of Road to Perdition dedicated the film to Hall. Born in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, Hall was the son of writer James Norman Hall and Sarah (Lala) Winchester Hall, who was part-Polynesian. Hall attended the University of Southern California, intending to study journalism, but drifted instead to the university's cinema school, from which he graduated in 1949. He is father to Conrad W. Hall who is also a cinematographer.

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  • Born: Conrad Lafcadio Hall June 21, 1926 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  • Died: January 6, 2003 (aged 76) Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Other names: Connie
  • Occupation: Cinematographer
  • Years active: 1958–2003
  • Title: ASC
  • Spouse(s): Katharine Ross (1969–1975) Virginia Schwartz Susan Kowarsh-Hall (c. 2003)
  • Children: Conrad W. Hall
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Cinematography Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 American Beauty 1999 Road to Perdition 2002

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D.P. John Bailey to be Honored with ASC’s Highest Career Kudo
Variety, 2014-09-23 20:08:07
Following in the footsteps of such d.p. brahmins as Gordon Willis, Vilmos Zsigmond, Vittorio Storaro and Conrad Hall, John Bailey will be the 27th recipient of the American Society of Cinematographers’ Lifetime Achievement Award. He’ll receive the kudo at the 29th Annual ASC Awards on Feb. 15 at the Hyatt ...

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