ROBERT FRAISSE

 

Born: 1940, Paris, France.

Education: Vaugirard School for Cinema [École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière] [1960], Paris.

Career: Was c.asst for 11 years and worked with doph Michel Kelber, Henri Alekan, Claude Renoir, Christopher Challis, David Watkin, a.o.

Ph numerous commercials dir by Jean-Jacques Annaud, Henrik Klokker Hansen [for Subaru], a.o.

Was a member of the AFC.

Awards: 'Oscar' AA nom [1993] & 'César' Award nom [1993] for 'L'amant'; CableACE Award nom [1995] for 'Citizen X'; Camerimage 'Silver Frog' [2000] for 'Vatel'; BSC Award nom [2001] for 'Enemy at the Gates'.


 

 FILMS

1970

Connaissez-vous les statues de Paris? [Marc de Gastyne] 16mm/c; doc/14m

1972

Un homme libre/A Free Man [Roberto Muller] c

1973

24 heures en bleu [Pierre Willemin] c; doc/15m; cph: Pierre Willemin & René Guissart

1974

Moi je veux voir la mer... [Christian-Paul Arrighi] 16mm/c

1975

Emmanuelle, l'anti-vièrge/Emmanuelle 2/Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Woman [Francis Giacobetti & Francis Leroi] p/c

1975

Histoire d'O/The Story of O [Just Jaeckin] c; cph: Yves Rodallec

1976

Madame Claude/The French Woman [Just Jaeckin] c

1977

122, rue de Provence/One Two Two [Christian Gion] c

1977

Le dernier amant romantique/The Last Romantic Lover/Playmate [Just Jaeckin] c; cph: Yves Rodallec

1978

Collections privées [seg #1 'L'île aux sirènes' dir by Just Jaeckin] c; 3 seg; other ph: Tatsuo Suzuki (seg #2) & Noël Véry (seg #3)

1981

Lady Chatterley's Lover/L'amant de Lady Chatterley [Just Jaeckin] c

1981

Ma femme s'appelle reviens/Singles [Patrice Leconte] c

1982

Circulez, y'a rien à voir [Patrice Leconte] c

1983

L'addition/The Patsy/The Caged Heart/The Bill [Denis Amar] c

1984

Le jumeau/The Twin [Yves Robert] p/c

1984

Le téléphone sonne toujours deux fois [Jean-Pierre Vergne] c

1985

La gitane/The Gypsy [Philippe de Broca] c

1986

Cours privé [Pierre Granier-Deferre] c

1986

Le débutant [Daniel Janneau] c

1987

Chateauroux district [Philippe Charigot] c

1987

Spirale [Christopher Frank] c

1987

La passerelle/The Catwalk [Jean-Claude Sussfeld] c

1988

À gauche en sortant de l'ascenseur [Edouard Molinaro] p/c

1990

Parechocs [Michel Thibaud] c; short/7m

1991

L'amant/The Lover [Jean-Jacques Annaud] c

1992

Un crime [Jacques Deray] c

1994

Wings of Courage/Guillaumet, les ailes du courage [Jean-Jacques Annaud] IMAX 2-D & 3-D/c; short/40m

1994

Keys to Tulsa [Leslie Greif] c; 2uc: James Wrenn

1995

Fantôme avec chauffeur [Gérard Oury] c

1996

Maximum Risk/Bloodstone/The Exchange [Ringo Lam] s35/c; co-2uc; ph: Alexander Gruszynski

1996

Seven Years in Tibet [Jean-Jacques Annaud] p/c; ph foreign loc: Allen Smith, David Breashears & Dominique Gentil

1997

Ronin [John Frankenheimer] s35/c; aph: Charlet Recors

1999

La bûche/Season's Beatings [Danièle Thompson] c

1999

Vatel [Roland Joffé] s35/c

1999

Ces messieurs de la maréchaussée [Emmanuel Rigaut] b&w; short/6m

1999

Enemy at the Gates/Stalingrad - Enemy at the Gates [Jean-Jacques Annaud] s35/c; addph: Geoff Boyle; 2uc: Allen Smith; vfx ph: Peter Talbot

2002

Tempo [Eric Styles] c

 

[Right] - "Luther"

 

2002

Luther [Eric Till] c

2002

Spoils [Nicholas Meyer] originally scheduled to start in October 2000, then 2001, then September 2002; status unknown

2002

The Notebook [Nick Cassavetes] J-D-C Scope/c; beauty unit ph: Keith Sherer; replaced doph Rogier Stoffers; + small part

2004

Hotel Rwanda [Terry George] s35/c; add footage ph: Vincent G. Cox

2004

Alpha Dog [Nick Cassavetes] Hawk Scope/c; addph: Francis Kenny

2005

La doublure/The Valet [Francis Veber] scope/c

 

[Right] with Bille August - "Goodbye Bafana"

 

2006

Goodbye Bafana/The Color of Freedom [Bille August] s35/c; 2uc: Chris Lomax

2006

Babylon A.D. [Mathieu Kassovitz] s35/c; ph Paris; ph: Thierry Arbogast

2007

Purple Mountain/The Rape of Nanking [Simon West] filming started in August; status unknown

2007

Counterfight/Majik [Mark Hammond] scheduled to start shooting in October; status unknown

2008

L'emmerdeur [Francis Veber] s35/c; aph: Charlet Recors; remake of film (1973, Edouard Molinaro; ph: Raoul Coutard)

2009

Deauville [Miguel Cruz Carretero] pre-production

2010

Girl on a Bicycle [Jeremy Leven] scope/c; addph: Markus Förderer

2011

Comme un chef [Daniel Cohen] HD (ARRI ALEXA Plus)-to-digital (scope)/c

2013

The Other Woman [Nick Cassavetes] Hawk Scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Jack Donnelly

 

 TELEVISION

1980

Asphalte/Asphalt [Denis Amar] tvm

1991

Strangers [ep (30m) 'The Last Game' dir by Daniel Vigne] 3-part series

1994

Citizen X [Chris Gerolmo] tvm

2009

Le vernis craque/The Varnish Cracks [Daniel Janneau] 2-part tvm ('Le déjeuner des canotiers' [d'Auguste Renoir] & 'Un bal au moulin de la Galette' [de Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec]) (2011)

2010

La collection "Écrire pour..." [ep 'Dormir debout' dir by Jean-Luc Perréard] series; ep (10m) of 3rd season '5 fois Nathalie Baye', 2011; for Canal+

 

 FILMS AS CAMERA ASSISTANT/OPERATOR

1961

La vendetta [Jean Chérasse] co-2nd c.asst; ph: Roland Pontoizeau

1961

Le caporal épinglé/The Elusive Corporal [Guy Lefranc & Jean Renoir] co-c.asst; ph: Georges Leclerc

1962

Le procès/The Trial [Orson Welles] 2nd c.asst; ph: Edmond Richard

1964

Journal d'une femme en blanc [Claude Autant-Lara] c.asst; ph: Michel Kelber

1966

Une femme en blanc se révolte [Claude Autant-Lara] c.asst; ph: Michel Kelber

1966

Fantômas contre Scotland Yard [André Hunebelle] co-c.asst; ph: Marcel Grignon

1967

Estouffade à la Caraïbe/The Looters/Gold Robbers [Jacques Besnard] c.asst; ph: Marcel Grignon

1967

Les grandes vacances [Jean Girault] c.asst; ph: Marcel Grignon

1968

Le gendarme se marie/The Gendarme Gets Married [Jean Girault] co-c.asst; ph: Marcel Grignon

1969

Appelez-moi Mathilde [Pierre Mondy] 1st c.asst; ph: Marcel Grignon

1970

Point de chute [Robert Hossein] 1st c.asst; ph: Daniel Diot

1970

Le cinéma de papa/Le cancre [Claude Berri] 1st c.asst; ph: Jean Penzer

1970

Un beau monstre/Love Me Strangely/A Strange Love Affair [Sergio Gobbi] co-c.asst; ph: Daniel Diot

1971

L'odeur des fauves [Richard Balducci] c.op; ph: Tadasu-G-Suzuki

1973

Emmanuelle [Just Jaeckin] c.op; ph: Richard Suzuki

1988

Dark Holiday/Passport to Terror [Lou Antonio; tvm] c.op France; ph: Larry Pizer