Victor Milner (December 15, 1893 - October 29, 1972) was an award-winning cinematographer. He was nominated for ten cinematography Academy Awards, winning once for 1934's Cleopatra. Milner worked in various films, more that 130 of them, including comedies (Unfaithfully Yours), film noir (Dark City) and westerns (The Furies). The American director of photography began his career in the film industry as a lab assistant at 15 years old. He then worked as a projectionist and a newsreel cameraman until 1914 when he became a full-time cinematographer. Later he became know for the epic look he lent to Cecil B. DeMille film productions. December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 63 days remaining. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Tuesday. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States and arguably the world. ... Cleopatra is the name of several movies about the last Egyptian queen of the same name. ... Unfaithfully Yours is a 1948 film directed by Preston Sturges. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... Dark City was a 1950 black-and-white film in the film noir style. ... The Furies is a 1950 Western film directed by Anthony Mann. ... Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 - January 21, 1959) was one of the most successful filmmakers during the first half of the 20th century. ...
Categories: American cinematographers | 1893 births | 1972 deaths
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