Kasarda, John 1943–

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Kasarda, John 1943–


Born June 8, 1943, in Chicago, IL; married Nora Peterson, April 18, 1979; children: Andrei, Kevin. Education: University of Iowa, B.A., 1966; Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University), M.F.A., 1968.

Career: Cinematographer.

Member: United Scenic Artists.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award, outstanding art direction for a primetime miniseries or special, 1986, for Death of a Salesman; Emmy Award (with others), outstanding art direction for a miniseries, Excellence in Production Design Award (with others), Art Directors Guild, both 2004, for Angels in America; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding art direction, 2005, for Empire Falls.


Film Cinematographer:

The Wiz, Universal, 1978.

Eyewitness, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1981.

The Verdict, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Purple Rose of Cairo, Orion, 1985.

The Money Pit, Universal, 1986.

Heartburn, Paramount, 1986.

The Glass Menagerie, Cineplex Odeon, 1987.

The Believers, Orion, 1987.

Masquerade, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988.

The Hard Way, Universal, 1991.

Frankie and Johnny (also known as Frankie & Johnny), 1991.

Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1992.

Sinatra, 1992.

Sabrina, Paramount, 1995.

Batman Forever (also known as Forever), 1995.

Ransom, Buena Vista, 1996.

Great Expectations, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998.

Strike (also known as All I Want to Do and Les Filles font la loi), Miramax, 1998.

The Insider, Buena Vista, 1999.

Simply Irresistible, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Frequency, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Down to Earth, Universal, 2000.

Meet the Parents, Paramount, 2000.

Unfaithful (also known as Infidele and Untreu), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Little Manhattan, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Little Children, New Line Cinema, 2006.

Charlotte's Web, Paramount, 2006.

Film Production Manager:

Sherlock Holmes (also known as Sherlock Holmes: The Strange Case of Alice Faulkner), 1981.

Masquerade, 1988.

Strike! (also known as The Hairy Bird, All I Wanna Do, College femminile and Les Filles font la loi), 1998.

Simply Irresistible (also known as Einfach unwiderstehlich), 1999.

Television Cinematographer; Specials:

Sherlock Holmes, 1981.

Death of a Salesman (also known as Der tod eines handlungsreisenden), CBS, 1985.

Television Cinematographer; Miniseries:

Angels in America, HBO, 2003.

Empire Falls, HBO, 2005.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

Hope & Faith, ABC, 2003.