Wild style

Michael Ballhaus, ASC, rode in on the crest of the German new wave during the 1970s, serving as Rainer Werner Fassbinder's invaluable director of photography. After moving to the US, he brought a fresh dynamism to a series of Martin Scorsese films, and established satisfying collaborations with directors as varied as Mike Nichols, James L. Brooks, and, in a roundabout return to his German roots, Wolfgang Petersen. But it took The Wild, Wild West, Barry Sonnenfeld's spectacular big-screen

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