Wednesday, 12 April 2017

German Cinematographer Of ‘ Goodfellas ’ Ballhaus Dies At 81

Ge rm an
cin em ato gra ph
er Mic ha el Bal
lha us, kn ow n
for his co ntr ibu
tio n to Ho lly
wo od mo vie s
“G oo dfe lla s”
an d “G an gs
of Ne w Yo rk,
” ha s die d
ag ed 81, his pu
bli shi ng ho us
e sai d on We
dn es da y. “B all ha
us die d in his
ap art me nt in
Ber lin aft er a
per iod of illn ess
,’’ Ge rm an pu
bli shi ng ho us
e DV A Sa ch
bu ch sai d, citi
ng the cin em ato
gra ph er’ s fa
mil y me mb ers
. Bal
lha us wo rke d
wit h top Ho lly
wo od dir ect ors
, inc lud ing Ma
rti n Sc orc ese
, Fra nci s For
d Co pp ola ,
Ro ber t Re dfo
rd, Rai ner We rne
r Fas sbi nd er
an d Mi ke Nic
hol s. His fil ms inc lud
e “G oo dfe lla
s” ( 19 90 ), “Br
am Sto ker ’s Dr
ac ula ” ( 19 92
), “G an gs of
Ne w Yo rk” (2
00 2) an d “T
he De par ted ” ( 20 06 ). Bal lha us wa
s no mi nat ed
for thr ee Be st
Cin em ato gra ph
y Os car s for
the fil m, “Br oa
dc ast Ne ws ” ( 19 87 ), “T he
Fa bul ou s Ba
ker Bo ys” (1 98
9) an d “G an
gs of Ne w Yo
rk. ” He rec eiv ed a
life tim e ac hie
ve me nt aw ard
at the Ber lin Fil
m Fes tiv al in
20 16.

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