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Raksin worked for Alfred Hitchcock, about whom one of the most famous Raksin anecdotes was spoken. The legendary director declared he wanted no music at all for the oceanic Lifeboat, because he felt audiences would wonder where the music was coming from in the middle of the sea. Raksin said, Ask Hitch where the cameras are coming from.
I’ve been doing photography in one form or another for, oh golly, over seventy years. I don’t carry cameras. I used to. For many years I carried cameras wherever I went. Photograph whatever I saw that was of interest. In the last years, I’ve only used cameras to explore thematic ideas which presented themselves first. And then bring out the cameras to try to explore that idea.
It has a lot to do with just sort of trust in the relationship that builds between the filmmaker and the subject. There are some people who will never be relaxed in front of a camera, and in some ways that’s my failing as a filmmaker to not put them at ease. It’s also a function of time, and if you have that type of time.
If you are walking down the street, camera in your hand, loaded and ready to shoot. You see a person falling from a high building, either having fallen or jumped. That person is falling through space. You don’t shoot that photograph unless the theme you are working on has to do with the effects of space on the human figure. If you simply photograph that event because it is an event that is happening, you’re doing photojournalism.
I’m the most experienced cinematographer in this medium, so there’s no point in having that extra conversation in the middle of the loop. You’re making the film in relation to what’s happening now, and you can’t really affect what’s happening now. It’s not like you’re in control of anything in front of the camera. If you’re calling yourself the director and you’re not the cinematographer, I think you’re kidding yourself.