Narita, Hiro 1941- (Hiro Narito)

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Narita, Hiro 1941- (Hiro Narito)


Born June 26, 1941, in Seoul, Korea; immigrated to the United States, 1957; son of Masao and Masako (maiden name, Kojima) Morikawa; married Barbara Parker, September 9, 1971. Education: School of the San Francisco Art Institute, B.F.A., design, 1964.


Agent—Mirisch Agency, 1875 Century Park East, Suite 2050, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Cinematographer. Pictures and Words, Berkeley, CA, vice president, 1972—. Lecturer at Mill Valley Film Festival and Hawaii International Film Festival, both 1984. Military service: U.S. Army, 1964-66.


International Photographers Guild, American Society of Cinematographers, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Awards, Honors:

Emmy Award nomination, outstanding achievement in cinematography for entertainment programming for a special, 1976, for "Farewell to Manzanar," NBC World Premiere Movie; National Society of Film Critics Award, best cinematography, Boston Society of Film Critics Award, best cinematography, Excellence I Cinematography Award, Hawaii International Film Festival, 1984, all for Never Cry Wolf; CableACE Award, best cinematography, National Cable Television Association, 1985, for The Blue Yonder; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding cinematography for a miniseries, movie, or special, 2000, for Dirty Pictures; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding cinematography for non-fiction programming, 2001, for Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks; Boston International Film Festival Award, best cinematography, 2006, for Valley of the Heart's Delight.


Film Cinematographer:

The Candidate, 1972.

(Additional) The Last Waltz, United Artists, 1978.

Rust Never Sleeps, 1979.

Never Cry Wolf, Buena Vista, 1983.

(Additional) Star Wars: Episode VI—Return of the Jedi (also known as Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi), 1983.

Prince Jack, 1984.

Go Tell It on the Mountain, 1984.

Sylvester, Columbia, 1985.

Fire with Fire (also known as Captive Hearts), Paramount, 1986.

No Man's Land, Orion, 1987.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Buena Vista, 1989.

Shuttlecock, 1989.

(Visual effects) Always, 1989.

(Live-action segments) Tummy Trouble, 1989.

(Live-action segments) Rollercoaster Rabbit, 1990.

The Inland Sea, 1991.

The Rocketeer, Buena Vista, 1991.

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Paramount, 1991.

Hocus Pocus, Buena Vista, 1993.

White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf (also known as Myth of the White Wolf: The Further Adventures of White Fang and White Fang 2), Buena Vista, 1994.

Gunmen, Dimension Films, 1994.

(Live-action segments) James and the Giant Peach, Buena Vista, 1996.

The Arrival (also known as Shockwave), Orion, 1996.

Conceiving Ada (also known as Leidenschaftliche Berechnung), 1997, Fox Lorber, 1999.

Sub Down (also known as Sub Down: Take the Dive), Kathy Morgan International, 1997.

Visas and Virtue (short), Apollo Cinema, 1997.

Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper (documentary), 1997.

Shadrach, Columbia, 1998.

I'll Be Home for Christmas, Buena Vista, 1998.

(Unit) Simon Birch, 1998.

Fortress 2 (also known as Fortress 2: Re-entry), TriStar, 1999.

Teknolust, THINKFilm, 2002.

(Second unit) The Time Machine, Warner Bros., 2002.

(Second unit) The Scorpion King, Universal, 2002.

(Second unit) Anger Management, Columbia, 2003.

Night of Henna, Illuminaire Entertainment, 2005.

The Darwin Awards, Bauer Martinez Studios, 2006.

Valley of the Heart's Delight, 2006.

Strange Culture (documentary), 2007.

Film Camera Operator:

(Insert) Apocalypse Now (also known as Apocalypse Now Redux), 1979.

More American Graffiti (also known as Purple Haze), 1979.

Shadows and Light (also known as Joni Mitchell: Shadows and Light), 1980.

(Additional) The Right Stuff, 1983.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1984.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1988.

Film Additional Photography:

Zabriskie Point, 1969.

Apocalypse Now (also known as Apocalypse Now Redux), 1979.

The Nutcracker: The Motion Picture, 1986.

Film Work; Other:

Director, Vision USA No. 32, 1974.

Director, Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper (documentary), 1997.

Second unit director: New York, Anger Management, 2003.

Visual consultant, Generic Thriller, 2007.

Visual consultant, All About Dad, 2007.

Television Cinematographer; Miniseries:

Amerika, 1987.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

"Farewell to Manzanar," NBC World Premiere Movie, NBC, 1976.

The Haunting Passion, 1983.

America, 1984.

"The Blue Yonder" (also known as "Time Flyer"), The Disney Sunday Movie, ABC, 1985.

Mothers, Daughters, and Lovers (also known as American River), NBC, 1989.

Plymouth, ABC, 1991.

They (also known as Children of the Mist, The Lost Souls, and They Watch), Showtime, 1993.

Long Shadows, PBS, 1994.

Dirty Pictures, Showtime, 2000.

Dvorak and America, 2000.

Television Additional Photography; Movies:

Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks, HBO, 2000.

Television Cinematographer; Specials:

Solomon Northup's Odyssey (also known as Half-Slave, Half-Free), PBS, 1984.

Siegfried and Roy: The Magic, the Mystery, ABC, 1994.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

"Showdown," Two-Fisted Tales, 1991.

Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2000.

Other People, The WB, 2001.

Television Camera Operator; Pilots:

"Showdown," Two-Fisted Tales, 1991.

Television Cinematographer; Episodic:

"Go Tell It on the Mountain," American Playhouse, PBS, 1984.

"Pigeon Feathers" (also known as "The Revolt of Mother"), American Playhouse, PBS, 1988.

"Showdown," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1992.

"Long Shadows," American Playhouse, PBS, 1994.

Television Camera Operator; Episodic:

"Showdown," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1992.

"The End of the Tunnel: 1973-1975," Vietnam: A Television History, 1997.

(As Hiro Narito) "Robin Williams," Shrink Rap, Channel 4, 2007.