Henri Decaë

Active - 1949 - 1987  |   Born - Jul 31, 1915   |   Died - Mar 7, 1987   |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Romance, Crime

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Popular during the French New Wave period of the late 1950s and early 1960s, Henri Decae got his start directing and shooting film shorts during World War II and as chief cameraman for Jean-Pierre Melville, working on the film Le Silence Del la Mer. He is best known for his color cinematography, as evidenced in Plein Soleil and for his innovative black-and-white photography in the Academy Award-winning Sundays and Cybele. He has worked extensively with leading French filmmakers Francois Trauffaut, Claude Chabrol and Louis Malle, and began working on international films at the end of the '60s.

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