Suschitzky, Peter 1941(?)–

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SUSCHITZKY, Peter 1941(?)


Born July 25, 1941 (some sources cite April 6, 1940), in Warsaw, Poland; son of Wolfgang Suschitzky (a cinematographer) and Ilona (maiden name, Donath); married Johanna Roeber, June 1964 (divorced, 1982); married Ilona Guinsberg, July 1992; children: (first marriage) Adam, Anya, Rebecca. Education: Studied cinematography at Institut d'Etude Cinematographique, Paris, France. Avocational Interests: Music, playing the transverse flute, history, cooking.

Addresses: Agent Skouras Agency, 725 Arizona Ave., Suite 406, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career: Cinematographer. Previously a documentary cinematographer in Latin America; filmed commercials in Europe and the United States.

Member: British Society of Cinematographers; Directors Guild of America.

Awards, Honors: Film Award nomination, best cinematography, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Best Cinematography Award nomination, British Society of Cinematographers, 1977, for Valentino; Genie Award, best achievement in cinematography, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1988, for Dead Ringers; National Society of Film Critics Award, best cinematography, 1990, for Where the Heart Is; Genie Awards, best achievement in cinematography, 1991, for Naked Lunch, and 1996, for Crash.


Film Cinematographer:

It Happened Here, 1961.

Charlie Bubbles, Universal, 1967.

Privilege, 1967.

The Charge of the Light Brigade, United Artists, 1968.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Eagle, 1969.

Lock Up Your Daughters!, Columbia, 1969.

The Peace Game (also known as The Gladiators and Gladiatorerno ), 1969.

Thank You All Very Much (also known as The Millstone and A Touch of Love ), 1969.

Leo the Last, United Artists, 1970.

Figures in a Landscape, National General, 1970.

Melody (also known as S.W.A.L.K. ), LevittPickman, 1971.

The Pied Piper (also known as The Pied Piper of Hamelin ), Paramount, 1972.

That'll Be the Day, EMI, 1973.

Henry VIII and His Six Wives, LevittPickman, 1973.

Lisztomania, Warner Bros., 1975.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1975.

Valentino, United Artists, 1977.

The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1980.

Krull (also known as Dragons of Krull, Dungeons and Dragons, The Dungeons of Krull, and Krull: Invaders of the Black Fortress ), Columbia, 1983.

Falling in Love, Paramount, 1984.

Dead Ringers, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1988.

In Extremis, 1988.

Where the Heart Is, Buena Vista, 1990.

Naked Lunch, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1991.

Un homme et deux femmes (also known as A Man and Two Women ), 1991.

The Public Eye, Universal, 1992.

M. Butterfly, Warner Bros., 1993.

The Vanishing, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1993.

Immortal Beloved, Columbia, 1994.

Crash, Fine Line, 1996.

Mars Attacks!, Warner Bros., 1996.

The Man in the Iron Mask, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1998.

eXistenZ, Miramax/Dimension, 1999.

Red Planet, Warner Bros., 2000.

Spider, Sony Pictures Classics, 2002.

Film Appearances:

Mr. Noseworthy, Charlie Bubbles, Universal, 1967.

Television Cinematographer; Movies:

All Creatures Great and Small (also known as All Things Great and Small ), NBC, 1975.

Television Cinematographer; Episodic:

"The Frightening Frammis," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

"Since I Don't Have You," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.

"I'll Be Waiting," Fallen Angels, Showtime, 1993.