With Roger Deakins ASC, BSC

American Cinematographer
Bill Butler, ASC on Jaws (1975): “My philosophy for this film was that it should have an Andrew Wyeth look in the beginning, and as the story takes place around the Fourth of July, I wanted it to look sunshiny. For the third act at sea, when they go for the shark, my feeling was that it should be dreary. It should look ominous and foreboding. Having no control over New England weather was a problem, but by careful choice of angle I think we can make everything match, even though the weather was often against us…. A big part of what I do doesn’t have to do with shooting at all. It has to do with handling people. Knowing what gaffer or which grip is right to handle a certain problem.”
AC March 1975

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