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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - JOHN SEALE ON THE SET

It's not a bad way to sign off: Oscar winning cinematographer John Seale ACS, ASC is not going to top Mad Max: Fury Road, the futuristic blockbuster that follows in the wake of a low budget action thriller called Mad Max, which made George Miller an international icon of filmmaking. We pay tribute to John with this pictorial, on the May 2015 global release of the film. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - REVIEW

Seale was called in to shoot the film that it seems the whole world has been waiting for, this time starring the hottest English language actor on screen, Tom Hardy.

It is almost 40 years since Seale took up the camera professionally, and has worked with some of the world's leading directors and actors, across all genres and all continents. He won the Oscar for The English Patient and was also nominated for Cold Mountain (both with director Anthony Minghella) as well as Rain Man and Witness (both with director Peter Weir). He also won the BAFTA for The English Patient as well as many other accolades.

He has won many other awards and nominations ... including Cameraimage Lifetime Achievement Award (2011), American Society of Cinematographers International Award (2011), the Australian Cinematographer Society’s Hall of Fame (1997), AFI Award for Careful He Might Hear You (1983), Brisbane International Film Festival Chauvel Award (1997) and much praise from both his peers and film critics. He was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 2002 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the arts as an Australian and internationally acclaimed cinematographer.

Mad Max: Fury Road is his farewell gift to cinema.


Oscar winning cinematographer John Seale with director George Miller

Published May 13, 2015

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JOHN SEALE ACS, ASC

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BODY OF WORK

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

The Tourist (2010)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

Poseidon (2006)

Spanglish (2004)

Cold Mountain (2003)

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

The Perfect Storm (2000)

The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)

At First Sight (1999)

Static (Short, 1998)

City of Angels (1998)

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

The English Patient (1996)

The American President (1995)

Beyond Rangoon (1995)

The Paper (1994)

The Firm (1993)

Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)

The Doctor (1991)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Rain Man (1988)

Gorillas in the Mist (1988)

Stakeout (1987)

The Mosquito Coast (1986)

Children of a Lesser God (1986)

The Hitcher (1986)

The Empty Beach (1985)

Witness (1985)

Winners (TV Series, 1985)

Silver City (1984)

BMX Bandits (1983)

Careful, He Might Hear You (1983)

Goodbye Paradise (1983)

Fighting Back (1982)

Ginger Meggs (1982)

Doctors & Nurses (1981)

The Survivor (1981)

Fatty Finn (1980)

New South Wales Images (doco. 1979)

Death Cheaters (1976)

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INTERVIEWS
CAMERAIMAGE LIFETIME AWARD (2011)

THE TOURIST INTERVIEW (2010)


POSEIDON INTERVIEW (18/5/2006)


COLD MOUNTAIN INTERVIEW (Jan 15, 2004)


THE PERFECT STORM INTERVIEW (Jun 29, 2000)


HARRY POTTER INTERVIEW (Nov 29, 2001)


THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY INTERVIEW (Feb 24, 2000)

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