John Seitz – Cinematographer Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse


John Seitz was a well-known Hollywood Cinematographer and was paired with director Rex Ingram on 12 films.   During the 1920’s he was the highest paid cinematographer and was the only one to receive credit in advertising.  During the filming of “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” was a film of firsts.  The director worked closely with cinematographer to develop a matte shot and low-key lighting.  Seitz first introduced a dance dolly when filming the tango scene with Rudolph Valentino and Alice Terry. Total cost of the production was $1 million.  Cinematographer John Seitz’s breathtaking pictorial effects also helped launch Valentino’s and Terry’s careers.


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