Christopher Doyle Interview Part 2: “Life of Pi” Oscar is an Insult to Cinematography
Always an entertaining read, Chris Doyle.We asked if he thought the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had a good conception of what cinematography is.
“Of course they have no ****ing idea what cinematography is. The lunatics have taken over the asylum, but you know we have other asylums in other parts of the world and I live in one of them, and I intend to continue to be a lunatic. So **** you with your… this is the most, hello, the rest of the world just sits back and, when will you ****ing connect with what it’s really about. It’s astonishing. The award is given to the technicians, to the producers, it’s not to the cinematographer. I think he should’ve actually, if it were me, I would’ve said **** off. But of course it’s his career. Sorry. Personally, as you probably realised, I will say **** off. If somebody manipulated my image that much, I wouldn’t even turn up. Because sorry, cinematography? Really?”