The Man Who Shot Chinatown
This is the story of a young Mexican farmer boy, who against all odds became one of the most influential
characters in the field of cinematography.
It is a 77 minutes portrait of a man whose passion for films encompassed and promoted the immense power
of film as an art form and the craft of cinematography as crucial to its impact on the viewing audience.
Interviews with actors Sally Field and Richard Dreyfuss, the American Film Critic Roger Ebert,
the directors William Friedkin, Mike Figgis, John McNaughton as well as the author and director Michael Crichton
and the cinematographers Haskell Wexler A.S.C., John Toll, A.S.C., and many colleagues and friends like
Frank Sinatra Jr. shine some light on Alonzo’s creative process.
His exceptional capacities as a cinematographer will be explained with the use of film clips from
Harold & Maude, Vanishing Point, Sounder, Chinatown, Norma Rae, Scarface, Farewell, My Lovely,
Blue Thunder, Internal Affairs and many others.
LENGHT: 77 min
PUBLISHER: Montagnola Productions Limited
FORMAT: DVD available in PAL & NTSC
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
SUBTITLES: German, Spanish, German Voice-Over
DVD EXTRAS/BONUS FEATURES
•Additional interview excerpts with William Friedkin, Roger Ebert, Richard Dreyfuss, Sally Field, Mike Figgis, Frank Sinatra Jr., John Toll ASC, Sid Levin, Michael Crichton, John McNaughton, Robert E. Relyea, George Dibie ASC and many others
•Audio commentary with director, producer and cameraman
•German & Spanish subtitles
•John A. Alonzo/Martin Ritt Cartoon
•John A. Alonzo’s Sculptures