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      Fred Murphy

      Fred Murphy

      Highest Rated: 94% The Dead (1987)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: New York, USA

      Native New Yorker Fred Murphy's first credits as a director of photography came on low-budget films helmed by females: Martha Coolidge's "Not a Pretty Picture" (1975), Claudia Weill's "Girlfriends" (1978) and Lee Grant's "Tell Me a Riddle" (1980). In each case, he provided clean camerawork that did not detract from the inherent drama. He acquired his first real cachet in the industry, however, working with cinematographer-turned-director Richard Pearce on "Heartland" (1980), an unromanticized portrait of frontier life in 1910 Wyoming. Murphy's neat etching of the changing rural seasons was as much a character in the story, reflective of the shifts in the relationship between the film's protagonists. He has proven adept at capturing moments of reverie or nostalgia as in photographing Geraldine Page's bus ride to her hometown in "The Trip to Bountiful" (1985) or the passionate remembrance of a long dead love by an Irish wife in John Huston's elegiac "The Dead" (1987). Through camera placement and shifts in light, he is able to have the past and present on screen simultaneously.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      85% 60% Ghost Town Cinematographer $13.2M 2008
      27% 44% Drillbit Taylor Cinematographer $32.9M 2008
      27% 24% Anamorph Cinematographer $5.9K 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life Cinematographer - 2007
      24% 45% RV Cinematographer $71.4M 2006
      64% 78% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Cinematographer $32.7M 2005
      45% 65% Secret Window Cinematographer $47.8M 2004
      42% 50% Freddy vs. Jason Cinematographer $82.2M 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle Cinematographer - 2003
      71% 61% Auto Focus Cinematographer $2.1M 2002
      No Score Yet 75% Cheats Cinematographer - 2002
      52% 56% The Mothman Prophecies Cinematographer $35.2M 2002
      4% 26% Soul Survivors Cinematographer $3.1M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Cinematographer - 2001
      60% 61% Witness Protection Cinematographer - 1999
      68% 70% Stir of Echoes Cinematographer $21.1M 1999
      91% 88% October Sky Cinematographer $32.6M 1999
      51% 67% Dance With Me Cinematographer $15.9M 1998
      54% 79% Murder in the First Cinematographer $16.1M 1995
      48% 49% The Fantasticks Cinematographer $44.8K 1995
      32% 26% Scenes From a Mall Cinematographer $9.2M 1991
      89% 54% Enemies, a Love Story Cinematographer $7.8M 1989
      0% 12% Night Game Cinematographer $228.1K 1989
      27% 25% Full Moon in Blue Water Cinematographer $254.5K 1988
      94% 77% The Dead Cinematographer $766.4K 1987
      78% 54% Five Corners Cinematographer $305.4K 1987
      69% 55% Best Seller Cinematographer $2.9M 1987
      91% 88% Hoosiers Cinematographer $25.8M 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Death of an Angel Cinematographer $10.2K 1985
      No Score Yet 12% Mirrors Cinematographer - 1985
      38% 73% Eddie and the Cruisers Cinematographer - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched Cinematographer - 1983
      73% 43% Q Cinematographer - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Impostors Cinematographer - 1979
      63% No Score Yet The Scenic Route Cinematographer - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Local Color Cinematographer - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Not a Pretty Picture Cinematographer - 1975