#1: 2003

#2: 2001

#3: 1997

 

   


TAK FUJIMOTO   ASC

 

Born: 12 July 1939, San Diego, Calif., USA, as Takashi Fujimoto.

Education: San Dieguito High School, San Diego County [1957]; University of California, Berkeley; London School of Film Technique [LSFT] [later London International Film School; now The London Film School], London, UK.

Career: Became Haskell Wexler's general asst at Dove Films [1969].

Member of the ASC since 1997.

Retired in 2012.

Awards: BSFC Award [1991] & BAFTA Film Award nom [1992] for 'The Silence of the Lambs'; NSFC Award [1996] for 'Devil in a Blue Dress'; CFCA Award nom [1999] & Golden Satellite Award nom [1999] for 'Beloved'; ASC Award nom [2000] for 'The Sixth Sense'; 'Emmy' Award [2008] for 'John Adams' [ep #2 'Independence']; 'Emmy' Award nom [2008; shared] for 'John Adams' [ep #3 'Don't Tread on Me'].


 

 FILMS

1967

Child in a Glass Ball [P. Bradbury] 16mm/b&w; doc/13m; lighting; c.op: A. Orr & J. Nemeth; prod LSFT

1972

Chicago Blues [Harley Cokliss] c; mus doc/49m; cph: Terry Bedford

1973

Badlands [Terrence Malick] c; cph: Brian Probyn & Stevan Larner

1973

Bootleggers/Bootleggers' Angel [Charles B. Pierce] tao35/c; addph: Gordon Eastman & C.B. Pierce

1974

Caged Heat/Renegade Girls [Jonathan Demme] c

1974

Switchblade Sisters/The Jezebels/Playgirl Gang [Jack Hill] c; 2uc (+ c.op); ph: Stephen M. Katz

1975

The Watts Monster/Dr. Black and Mr. White/Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde [William Crain] c

1975

Crazy Mama [Jonathan Demme] c; 2uc; ph: Bruce Logan

1975

Death Race 2000/T.P. Sloan [Paul Bartel] c; 2uc: Eric Saarinen & Henning Schellerup

1976

Star Wars [: Episode IV: A New Hope] [George Lucas] p/c; co-2uc; ph: Gilbert Taylor

1976

Cannonball!/Carquake [Paul Bartel] c; 2uc: Bob Collins; action ph: Henning Schellerup

1976

Almos' a Man [Stan Lathan] c; short/39m

1976

Chatterbox [Tom DeSimone] c

1977

Bad Georgia Road [John C. Broderick] c

1977

Remember My Name [Alan Rudolph] c

 

[Left] with Andrew Davis, c.asst Randall Robinson & asst dir James Dennett - "Stony Island"

 

1977

Stony Island/My Main Man from Stony Island [Andrew Davis] c

1978

Last Embrace [Jonathan Demme] c; addph: Dick Kratina & Ed Lachman

1979

Melvin and Howard [Jonathan Demme] c

1979

Where the Buffalo Roam [Art Linson] c; 2uc: Roger Shearman

1979

Borderline [Jerrold Freedman] c

1981

National Lampoon Goes to the Movies/National Lampoon's Movie Madness [seg 'Success Wanters' & 'Growing Yourself' dir by Bob Giraldi] p/c; seg 'Municipalians' dir by Henry Jaglom and ph by Charles Correll

1982

Heart Like a Wheel [Jonathan Kaplan] c; 2uc: John Stephens & (Washington) László Pal

1983

Swing Shift [Jonathan Demme] c

1985

Pretty in Pink [Howard Deutch] c

1985

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off/A Day on the Town/Daytrippers [John Hughes] c; 2uc: George Kohut

1986

Something Wild [Jonathan Demme] c; creative cons: Jacek Laskus

1986

Backfire [Gilbert Cates] c

1987

Sweet Hearts Dance [Robert Greenwald] c; 2uc: Dyanna Taylor

1987

Married to the Mob [Jonathan Demme] c; 2uc: Dyanna Taylor

1988

Cocoon: The Return [Daniel Petrie] c; vfx ph: Patrick Turner; uwph: Jordan Klein

1988

Miami Blues [George Armitage] c

1989

The Silence of the Lambs [Jonathan Demme] c; filmed 1989-90

1990

Crooked Hearts [Michael Bortman] c

1991

Gladiator [Rowdy Herrington] c; + small part

1991

Singles [Cameron Crowe] c; cph: Ueli Steiger; 2uc: Bill O'Drobinak; aph: Frank Holgate

1991

Night and the City [Irwin Winkler] c

1992

Philadelphia [Jonathan Demme] c; + small part

1994

Devil In a Blue Dress [Carl Franklin] c

1994

The Complex Sessions [Jonathan Demme] c; mus doc/30m

1995

Grumpier Old Men/Grumpy Old Men 2 [Howard Deutch] c

1995

That Thing You Do! [Tom Hanks] c

1996

A Thousand Acres [Jocelyn Moorhouse] c

1997

Beloved [Jonathan Demme] c; 2uc: Kyle Rudolph

 

[Right] with dir M. Night Shyamalan - "The Sixth Sense"

 

1998

The Sixth Sense [M. Night Shyamalan] c; addph: David Golia

1999

The Replacements [Howard Deutch] c; addph: David Golia; uwph: Mike Thomas

2001

The Truth About Charlie [Jonathan Demme] p/c; 2uc France: Manuel Teran; remake of 'Charade' (1962-63, Stanley Donen; ph: Charles Lang Jr.)

2001

Signs [M. Night Shyamalan] c; 2uc: Patrick Capone; aph: David B. Nowell

2003

The Final Cut [Omar Naïm] s35+HD (Panasonic VariCam)+mdv (Panasonic AG-DVX100)-to-35mm scope/b&w-c; 2uc (+ Zoe unit ph): Peter Wunstorf

 

[Right] with dir Jonathan Demme [left] - "The Manchurian Candidate"

 

2003

The Manchurian Candidate [Jonathan Demme] c; 2uc New York/Washington D.C.: Tony Jannelli; uwph: Pete Romano; remake of film (1962, John Frankenheimer; ph: Lionel Lindon)

2005

Breach [Billy Ray] c; uncred re-shoots ph: Oliver Wood; 2uc Washington D.C.: David Insley & J.P. Locherer (+ 2u c.op); aph: David Norris

2006

The Great Buck Howard [Sean McGinly] c; add unit ph: Robbie Greenberg

2007

The Happening [M. Night Shyamalan] 35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; splinter unit ph: Patrick Capone; uncred aph: Phil Pastuhov

2009

Devil [John Erick Dowdle] s35 (+ D-Cinema)/c; opening seq ph: John Frost; aph Philadelphia: Phil Pastuhov

2011

Gods Behaving Badly [Marc Turtletaub] HD (ARRI ALEXA)/c; addph: Craig Haagensen; uwph: Raphy Molinary; replaced ph Tom Richmond

 

 TELEVISION

1977

This Man Stands Alone/Lawman Without a Gun/He Who Walks Alone [Jerrold Freedman] tvm

1978

At Home with Shields and Yarnell [Andrew Davis] tvm/5m

1978

Some Kind of Miracle [Jerrold Freedman] tvm

1981

Divorce Wars [: A Love Story] [Donald Wrye] tvm

1983

The Seduction of Gina/Another High Roller [Jerrold Freedman] tvm

1984

Seduced [Jerrold Freedman] tvm

1984

Blackout [Douglas Hickox] tvm

1985

MacGyver [pilot dir by Alan Smithee (= Jerrold Freedman)] 139-part series, 1985-92; 1st season, 1985-86; uncred 2uc (pilot): Curtis Petersen

1989

Cast the First Stone [: The Diane Martin Story] [John Korty] tvm

2007

John Adams [ep #1 (ph) 'Join or Die', #2 (ph) 'Independence', #3 (cph) 'Don't Tread on Me', #4 (cph) 'Reunion', #5 (cph) 'Unite or Die', #6 (cph) 'Unnecessary War' & #7 (addph) 'Peacefield' dir by Tom Hooper] 7-part miniseries/35mm-to-HD, 2008; other ph: Danny Cohen; 2uc: Kyle Rudolph; snow unit ph: Stephen Lyons

2011

A Gifted Man [pilot dir by Jonathan Demme] 16-part series/HD (ARRI ALEXA), 2011-12; other ph: Tom Weston

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1972

Private Parts/Blood Relations [Paul Bartel] 1st c.asst; ph: Andrew Davis

1972

Group Marriage [Stephanie Rothman] c.asst; ph: Daniel Lacambre

1974

Switchblade Sisters/The Jezebels/Playgirl Gang [Jack Hill] c.op (+ 2uc); ph: Stephen M. Katz

1988

84C MoPic/84 Charlie Mopic [Patrick Sheane Duncan] thanks; ph: Alan Caso

2013

No Escape/The Coup [John Erick Dowdle] co-special thanks; ph: Léo Hinstin