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All the President's Men (movie)
Gordon Willis dies at 82; 'Godfather,' 'Annie Hall' cinematographer
Gordon Willis dies at 82; 'Godfather,' 'Annie Hall' cinematographer

Whether he was working in color or black and white, cinematographer Gordon Willis conceived the look of a film in gradations. In "The Godfather" trilogy, the Don was shrouded in the shadows of his underworld. In "All the President's Men," reporters tracked down sources in dimly lit parking garages and conferred with their editor on his front porch at night. His view of Woody Allen's "Manhattan" captured New York characters negotiating the cityscape. "Light means a lot to me in life," he said in a 2002 interview with NPR's Terry Gross, describing his view of his longtime hometown, New York. "You move from a brilliant splash of...

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