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James Wong Howe, A.S.C. was a Chinese American cinematographer who worked on over 130 films. A master at the use of shadow, he was one of the first to use deep-focus cinematography, photography in which both foreground and distant planes remain in focus. During the 1930s and 1940s he was one of the most sought after cinematographers in Hollywood. He was nominated for ten Academy Awards for cinematography, winning twice. Howe was judged to be one of history's ten most influential cinematographers in a survey of the members of the International Cinematographers Guild.
August 28, 1899, Guangzhou, China
July 12, 1976
1932 Shanghai ExpressDirector of Photography 1934 The Thin ManDirector of Photography 1941 FantasiaCinematography 1942 Yankee Doodle DandyDirector of Photography 1945 Confidential AgentDirector of Photography 1947 Body and SoulDirector of Photography 1948 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream HouseDirector of Photography 1955 PicnicDirector of Photography 1957 Sweet Smell of SuccessDirector of Photography 1958 Bell, Book and CandleDirector of Photography 1963 HudDirector of Photography 1966 This Property Is CondemnedDirector of Photography 1967 HombreDirector of Photography 1967 SecondsDirector of Photography 1975 Funny LadyDirector of PhotographyLimited to the 15 most popular items