House of Gucci : In Conversation with Dariusz Wolski, Cinematographer

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From visionary director/producer Ridley Scott comes the true-life dynastic saga, House of Gucci, a riveting tale of ambition, greed, betrayal, and murder set against the glamorous backdrop of high fashion and high finance. To fashion this star-studded, visually stylish film, Scott called on his trusted long-term behind-the-camera collaborators, headed by veteran, Academy Award-nominated Dariusz Wolski (The Martian; Prometheus; Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, News of the World,). The acclaimed cinematographer has an eye -popping resume and has worked in a wide-ranging variety of styles during his career. We’re honored to host Dariusz to discuss his process in determining visual style of House of Gucci.

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Oscar-nominated cinematographer Dariusz Wolski attended film school in Poland before moving to the US where he worked as a camera assistant, which eventually led him to work as a cinematographer on the cult classics The Crow and Dark City. His credits include Tony Scott’s Crimson Tide and The Fan: the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise with directors Gore Verbinski and Rob Marshall; Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd and Alice in Wonderland; Eagle Eye, directed by D.J. Caruso; and Paul Greengrass’ News of the World. Beginning with the 2012 film Prometheus, Dariusz has shot all of Ridley Scott’s films, most recently, House of Gucci and The Last Duel. Their additional collaborations include: The Martian, Alien: Covenant, All the Money in the World, and the first two episodes of Raised by Wolves.


Gregory Middleton’s diverse body of work includes many art house films, mainstream features, and television projects. Beginning with small art house hits such as Kissed (Lynne Stopkewich) and The Five Senses (Jeremy Podeswa) he graduated to larger features including Slither (James Gunn) and Passchendaele (Paul Gross). He recently made an impression in Cable TV and streaming with his work on The Killing, Game of Thrones and his Emmy award-winning work on HBO’s Watchmen in 2019. His latest work is the upcoming Disney+/Marvel Series - Moon Knight premiering in 2022

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