Alonzo, A.S.C…

Alonzo1Alonzo2Alonzo3Alonzo4Alonzo5Alonzo6Alonzo7Alonzo8Presented in full as promised, the second exhaustive piece from may 1983’s American Cinematographer magazine pulls focus on Blue Thunder’s photographer –  the late John Alonzo.

Veteran of such pictures as Scarface and Chinatown, Alonzo would become notable for his almost invisible hand-held technique and being the first Cinematographer of Latin heritage to be inducted into the US Cinematographer’s union.

While his gritty, urban style was ideal for Blue Thunder, the article above details all the process shots done on the ground that still convince as aerial to this day.

Coming soon – the concluding chapter on Motion Control…

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