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Joseph Ruttenberg

Joseph Ruttenberg, A.S.C.
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Born (1889-07-04)July 4, 1889
St. Petersburg, Russia
Died May 1, 1983(1983-05-01) (aged 93)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Cinematographer
Spouse(s) Rose Ruttenberg
Children Virginia Ruttenberg

Joseph Ruttenberg, A.S.C. (July 4, 1889 - May 1, 1983) was a Russian-born American photojournalist and cinematographer.[1]

Ruttenberg was accomplished winning accolades. At MGM, Ruttenberg was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography ten times, winning four. In addition, he won the 1954 Golden Globe Award for his camera work on the film Brigadoon.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Filmography 2
  • Accolades 3
  • Publications 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Career

Born into a Jewish family in St. Petersburg, Russia, Joseph Ruttenberg was ten years old when his family emigrated to the United States, settling in Boston, Massachusetts. As a young man he went to work at the Boston Globe newspaper as a photojournalist but left in 1915 to accept a job with the Fox Film Corporation in New York City to train as a cinematographer. Two years later he was behind the camera for his first silent film--The Painted Madonna (1917)--in what would be a remarkably successful career.[2]

In the late 1920s Ruttenberg went to work for Paramount Pictures in New York. His first talkie assignment was The Struggle (1931), D.W. Griffith's final film.[3] Then in 1934 Ruttenberg signed on with MGM, moving to Hollywood where he was invited to join the American Society of Cinematographers.

Joseph Ruttenberg retired from MGM in 1968 and died in Los Angeles in 1983.

Filmography

Source:[4]

Accolades

Academy Awards wins:

Golden Globe Award win:

Academy Award nominations:

Publications

  • "Photographing Pre-Production Tests," in American Cinematographer (Hollywood), January 1956.
  • "Sound-Stage Sea Saga," in American Cinematographer (Hollywood), April 1960.
  • Positif (Paris), September 1972.
  • Seminar in American Cinematographer (Hollywood), July 1975.
  • Focus on Film (London), Spring 1976.
  • In Dance in the Hollywood Musical, by Jerome Delamater, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1981.
  • Film History (Philadelphia), vol. 1, no. 1, 1987.[5]

References

  1. ^ Joseph Ruttenberg at the Internet Movie Database.
  2. ^ Steeman, Albert. Internet Encyclopedia of Cinematographers, "Joseph Ruttenberg page," Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2007. Last accessed: December 22, 2007.
  3. ^ Joseph Ruttenberg at AllMovie.
  4. ^ Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to World Film, since 1885. 2008. Index home page.
  5. ^ Film Reference. Joseph Ruttenberg publications section, 2007. Last accessed: December 22, 2007.

External links

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