His images are grand, sweeping, yet intimate. Personal, provocative and poignant. You can always tell when you’re watching one of his films – because the frame, no matter the subject, is alive with possibility. Synonymous with some of the greatest filmmakers of the 60s and 70s, as well as some late career milestones, his style embodied both the the director’s vision and the actors subtext. Born on this day in 1926, we offer up some of the uniquely American frames of Cinematographer Conrad Hall.
Wade Sheeler is a Reality TV Producer & Director, Writer, Frustrated lover of film and obscure music. He still makes mixed tapes if he likes you enough. For The Retro Set, he’ll be covering the best new releases of classic and hard-to-find films on DVD, with an occasional foray into comedies and comedy teams you should really stay away from.