Alekan is one of the finest cinematographers aorund. He's in his 80's by
now, I'm sure, and worked as recently as 1988 when he shot the German-
French (and Dutch?) production: Wings of Desire. He worked with Jean
Cocteau years and years ago on Beauty and the Beast. Alekan's book was
published in 1984 by Sycomore in Paris, and titled: Des lumiers et des
ombres. I do not know if it was ever published in an English translation.
The book does indeed deal with lighting for cinematography and consists
mainly of illustrations.
Bernard Katz, U of Guelph Library, Guelph, Ontario,
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On Mon, 13 Dec 1993, Esther Wouda wrote:
> Hello SCREEN-ers,
> I'm a filmstudent from Holland and am looking for a book that is written by a
> mr. HENRI ALEKAN. I think it is about light/lighting or camerawork, or
> something of the kind. I do know that Alekan is a cameraman, but I'm not
> sure about the title of this book, or where I could find it.
> I hope someone of you out there could give me some info on it.
> Esther Wouda
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