Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jean Rollin: The Collaborators (Jean-Jacques Renon)

The entrancing work of cinematographer Jean-Jacques Renon is one of French Cinema's best kept secrets. While many of the film's he photographed and lit in his near two decade career have vanished into obscurity, his work with Jean Rollin will live forever. I will be posting more on Renon in the future as he shot several of Rollin's greatest films, for this post though I am just presenting some stills from Thrill of the Vampires showing off Renon's inventive and miraculous lighting set ups. Aren't these just gorgeous?

Le Frisson des Vampires Renon 1

Le Frisson des Vampires Renon 2

Le Frisson des Vampires Renon 3

Le Frisson des Vampires Renon 4

Le Frisson des Vampires Renon 5

Le Frisson des Vampires Renon 6

Le Frisson des Vampires Renon 7

Le Frisson des Vampires Renon 8

4 comments:

ThatQuebecGuy said...

You bet they are and I'll be waiting impatiently for more about this Jean-Jacques Renon. Keep up the good work, your blog is truly fascinating.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks so much,
Renon is incredible and I hope you continue to enjoy the blog.

Steve Langton said...

Gorgeous photography, and beautifully captured here. Looking at them again makes me want those Encore discs even more.

Keith said...

Wow! This is incredibly beautiful. I love these shots. I definitely look forward to learning more about Renon.