Technicolor dreams: With his memoir Magic Hour, British master DP Jack Cardiff looks back on a life in film

He is known as Britain's top cameraman, as a Technicolor pioneer, as the cinematographer who shot The Red Shoes and The African Queen, and who won an Oscar for Black Narcissus, and as the Oscar-nominated director of Sons and Lovers. Now, at age 83, Jack Cardiff has added author to his list of accomplishments. Magic Hour, his book of memoirs, was published in the US this spring by Faber and Faber, with a foreword by no less an eminence than Martin Scorsese. Just another famous name in a career

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