Gordon Willis, the cinematographer whose expert use of light and shadow on such films as “The Godfather” and “Manhattan” earned him the nickname “The Prince of Darkness,” has died at the age of 82.
Richard Crudo, president of the American Society of Cinematographers, confirmed Willis’ death to CNN.
“Gordon was one of the undisputed giants of the industry. He not only changed the way movies look, he changed the way the world looks at movies,” Crudo said in a statement.
Amazingly, Willis never won a competitive Oscar and was nominated just twice, for Allen’s “Zelig” (1983) and Coppola’s “The Godfather Part III” (1990).
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