Conrad L. Hall Biography (1926-2003)

Born June 21, 1926, in Papeete, Tahiti; son of James Norman Hall (a novelist); married Katharine Ross (an actress; marriage ended); children: Conrad Win (a cinematographer and director), Kate (an actress and screenwriter).

Gender
Male
Occupation
Cinematographer
Birth Details
June 21, 1926
Papeete, Tahiti
Death Details
January 4, 2003
Santa Monica, California

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Cinematographer
  • (With Jack Couffer and Marvin Weinstein) Running Target, United Artists, 1956
  • (As Conrad Hall; with Couffer and Weinstein) Edge of Fury, UnitedArtists, 1958
  • Wild Seed (also known as Fargo), Universal, 1965
  • (As Conrad Hall) Morituri (also known as The Saboteur and The Saboteur--Code Name Morituri), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965
  • (As Conrad Hall) Harper (also known as The Moving Target),Warner Bros., 1966
  • The Professionals, Columbia, 1966
  • Incubus, Daystar, 1966
  • (As Conrad Hall) Divorce American Style, Columbia, 1967
  • In Cold Blood, Columbia, 1967
  • (As Conrad Hall) Cool Hand Luke, Warner Bros., 1967
  • (As Conrad Hall) Hell in the Pacific, Cinerama, 1968
  • (As Conrad Hall) Rogue's Gallery, 1968
  • (As Conrad Hall) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • (As Conrad Hall) Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (also known as Willie Boy), Universal, 1969
  • The Happy Ending, United Artists, 1969
  • (With Joseph Brun, Harry Sundby, and Jordon Cronenweth) Truman Capote's Trilogy, Allied Artists, 1969
  • (As Conrad Hall) Fat City, Columbia, 1972
  • Electra Glide in Blue, United Artists, 1973
  • Catch My Soul (also known as Santa Fe Satan and To Catcha Spy), Metromedia Producers Corp., 1974
  • The Day of the Locust, Paramount, 1975
  • Smile, United Artists, 1975
  • (As Conrad Hall) Marathon Man, Paramount, 1976
  • Black Widow, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Tequila Sunrise, Warner Bros., 1988
  • Class Action, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Sharkskin, 1991
  • Jennifer Eight, Paramount, 1992
  • Searching For Bobby Fischer (also known as Innocent Moves),Paramount, 1993
  • Love Affair, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Without Limits, Warner Bros., 1998
  • A Civil Action, Buena Vista, 1998
  • American Beauty, DreamWorks Distribution, 1999
  • Other
  • Contributor of additional photography, The Rose, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • Unit director, Jennifer Eight, Paramount, 1992
  • Unit director for Tahiti, Love Affair, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Film Appearances
  • The Making of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," 1970.
  • (As Conrad Hall) Vision of Light: The Art of Cinematography (documentary; also known as Visions of Light), American Film Institute, 1992
  • Television Work
  • Cinematographer
  • Stoney Burke (series), ABC, 1962-1963
  • The Outer Limits (series), ABC, 1963-1965
  • It Happened One Christmas (movie), ABC, 1977
  • WRITINGS
  • Films
  • (With others) Sea Theme (short film), 1949
  • (With Couffer and Weinstein) Running Target (based on the story "My Brother Down There" by Steve Frazee), United Artists, 1956
  • Other Writings
  • Contributor to periodicals, including American Cinematographer, Film Quarterly, Millimeter, and Modern Photography.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 4: Writers and Production Artists, St. James Press, 1996
    • Maltin, Leonard, Behind the Camera, Signet (New York City), 1971
    • Schaefer, Dennis, and Larry Salvato, Masters of Light: Conversations with Contemporary Cinematographers, University of California Press (Berkeley), 1984
    Periodicals
    • American Cinematographer, January, 1999
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 8, 1999, pp. 38-40
    • Moviemaker, June/July, 1998

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