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-:Robert Rodat
-:Caleb Deschanel
-:John Williams
-:Dean Devlin

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Caleb Deschanel

Born: September 21, 1944; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Filmography: Cinematographer
The Passion (2004)
Timeline (2003)
The Hunted (2003)
The Patriot (2000)
Anna and the King (1999)
Message in a Bottle (1999)
Hope Floats (1998)
Fly Away Home (1996)
It Could Happen to You (1994)
The Slugger's Wife (1985)
The Natural (1984)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Let's Spend the Night Together (1982)
Being There (1979)
The Black Stallion (1979)
More American Graffiti (1979)
Trains (1976)
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
Filmography: Director
Twin Peaks (TV) (1990)
Crusoe (1988)
The Escape Artist (1982)
Trains (1976)
Caleb Deschanel's IMDB page

Comments about Caleb Deschanel
Caleb Deschanel does not have an extensive filmography, but he does have one of quality and is considered one of the best living cinematographers. He has been nominated for a Best Cinematography Oscar four times for The Right Stuff, The Natural, Fly Away Home and now The Patriot, but he has not yet won the award. Interestingly, Fly Away Home was co-written by Robert Rodat.

Deschanel's work on The Patriot is beautiful. The cinematography is clear and crisp. There were no problems of peering into shadows to see characters except when appropriate in night scenes. It is nice to watch a film that is done like the old technicolor films and feels like it was painted, rather than the grainy and jerky style that seems to be popular in Hollywood films nowadays.

Trivia: Caleb Deschanel's wife, Mary Jo, auditioned for the part of Anne Howard's mother. It was only after she won the part that Director Roland Emmerich learned that Mary Jo was his cinematographer's wife.

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Extended Cut DVD
Extended Cut DVD
Superbit DVD
The Patriot 4-Pack DVD

Special Edition DVD
Special Edition:
Spanish DVD | Spanish VHS

Special Edition DVD
Soundtrack (CD)
Composed by John Williams

Audio Book (Cassette)
Official Companion

Movie Posters:
Advance | Final