Ralf D. Bode, ASC, Academy Award-nominated cinematographer of Coal Miner’s Daughter, died Feb. 27. The German-born DP, whose other credits included Saturday Night Fever, Dressed to Kill, and The Accused, had been suffering from lung cancer. He was 59.
Bode moved with his family to Vermont at age 13, majored in theatre at the University of Vermont, had a brief career as an actor, and enrolled in Yale Drama School’s directing program. He then served for two y