Tuesday, April 28, 2015
RIP Train: ANDREW LESNIE (1956-2015) of LOTR & More
Who is Andrew Lesnie, you may ask? Oscar-winning cinematographer who shot things like THE LORD OF THE RINGS, KING KONG, THE HOBBIT (yes, even with the over-mass of CGI his work can be felt there), the two BABE movies, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, and I AM LEGEND. Aside from it being very sad to lose a man who had (very likely) more great work ahead of him in the years, with or without Peter Jackson, there is much to see in what he did while working in Australian and Hollywood productions.
His final film, THE WATER DIVINER, for director/star Russell Crowe, is in theaters.