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Taxi Driver: Small budget but big players


Death Be Not Proud
Michael Chapman Film-maker
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Death Be Not Proud was a... was a TV movie and I don't remember much about it, except that I remember I had to light a... I had to light a... a big church somewhere – at a prep school, or something – and I remember putting a lot of lights through those windows. Funny, you know, it's... I remember some things so strongly, and other things they... it's just pretty much a blank. I had... I remember that I had to light... I had to light a... I guess it was a church in a prep school for something like a graduation or something, and I remember putting lots of, in those days, fay lights – do you remember what fay lights are? Yes? There are lots and lots of 12 light fays coming through windows, and so that... you know, that you'd have that traditional thing in a church of shafts of light coming sideline. I remember that and I remember we ended up in San Francisco for some reason; I can't even remember what the hell the movie was about. It was a... it was a rather well-received TV movie of some sort; one of the few TV movies I ever did.

Michael Chapman (1935-2020), an American cinematographer, had a huge influence on contemporary film-making, working on an impressive array of classic films including 'Taxi Driver', 'Raging Bull', 'The Lost Boys' and 'The Fugitive'.

Listeners: Glen Ade Brown

British Director of Photography and Camera Operator Glen Ade Brown settled in Los Angeles 10 years ago.

He has been working on features, commercials and reality TV. He played an instrumental role in the award-winning ABC Family series "Switched" and is also a recipient of the Telly and the Cine Golden Eagle awards for Best Cinematography. He was recently signed by the Judy Marks Agency and is now listed in her commercial roster.

Tags: Death Be Not Proud

Duration: 1 minute

Date story recorded: May 2004

Date story went live: 24 January 2008