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Godfather cinematographer Gordon Willis dies

2014-05-20 17:00

New York - Celebrated American cinematographer Gordon Willis, best known for his work on The Godfather trilogy and his collaboration with legendary director Woody Allen, has died. He was 82.

Nicknamed The Prince of Darkness for his shadowy lighting technique and nominated twice for an Oscar, he first made his reputation on Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather in 1972.

He later made eight films with Allen including Annie Hall, Interiors, Manhattan, Stardust Memories, A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, Zelig and Broadway Danny Rose.

Born in New York, Willis died in North Falmouth in Massachusetts on Sunday, said funeral home Chapman Cole and Gleason. His funeral will be held on Friday.

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