Christian Schwarzwald


Documentarian

About

Birth Place
Berlin, DE
Died
July 22, 1992
Cause of Death
Lung Cancer

Biography

Child actor turned documentarian and director of photography whose career spanned 40 films over a 25-year period. Among his work as a cinematographer is Charlotte Zwerin's haunting "Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser." As a documentarian, Blackwood generally focused on artists and filmmakers. His films include "Observations Under The Volcano" (1988), a behind-the-scenes look at director...

Family & Companions

Carolyn Marks Blackwood
Wife

Biography

Child actor turned documentarian and director of photography whose career spanned 40 films over a 25-year period. Among his work as a cinematographer is Charlotte Zwerin's haunting "Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser." As a documentarian, Blackwood generally focused on artists and filmmakers. His films include "Observations Under The Volcano" (1988), a behind-the-scenes look at director John Huston's adaptation of Malcolm Lowry's novel; "Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel" (1978), and "Signed, Lino Brocka" (1987), a portrait of the eminent Filipino director. His "Private Conversations: On the Set of `Death of a Salesman'" (1985), a documentary about the filming of German director Volker Schlondorff's interpretation of the Arthur Miller play, won the grand prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Motel (1989)
Director
Signed, Lino Brocka (1987)
Director
My Life For Zarah Leander (1987)
Director
Nik and Murray (1986)
Director
Observations Under the Volcano (1984)
Director
Tapdancin' (1981)
Director
All By Myself (1981)
Director
Yesterday's Witness (1979)
Director
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (1978)
Director

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Concert of Wills: Making the Getty Center (1998)
Cinematographer
Motel (1989)
Director Of Photography
Nik and Murray (1986)
Director Of Photography
Observations Under the Volcano (1984)
Cinematographer
Tapdancin' (1981)
Cinematographer
All By Myself (1981)
Cinematographer
Not Reconciled, or "Only Violence Helps Where It Rules" (1969)
Camera Operator

Writer (Feature Film)

Motel (1989)
Screenwriter
My Life For Zarah Leander (1987)
Screenplay
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (1978)
Screenplay

Producer (Feature Film)

Motel (1989)
Producer
Signed, Lino Brocka (1987)
Producer
My Life For Zarah Leander (1987)
Producer
Nik and Murray (1986)
Producer
Observations Under the Volcano (1984)
Producer
All By Myself (1981)
Producer
Tapdancin' (1981)
Producer
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (1978)
Producer

Editing (Feature Film)

My Life For Zarah Leander (1987)
Editor
Nik and Murray (1986)
Editor
Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel (1978)
Editor

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Signed, Lino Brocka (1987)
Photography
My Life For Zarah Leander (1987)
Photography

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Observations Under the Volcano (1984)
Other

Director (Special)

Private Conversations: The Making of the Television Adaptation of "Death of a Salesman" With Dustin Hoffman (1985)
Director

Cinematography (Special)

Paul Simon: Born at the Right Time (1993)
Director Of Photography
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1989)
Director Of Photography
Private Conversations: The Making of the Television Adaptation of "Death of a Salesman" With Dustin Hoffman (1985)
Cinematographer
Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of a Genius (1982)
Camera Operator

Producer (Special)

Private Conversations: The Making of the Television Adaptation of "Death of a Salesman" With Dustin Hoffman (1985)
Producer

Misc. Crew (Special)

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1989)
Other

Life Events

Family

Michael Blackwood
Brother
Documentarian.

Companions

Carolyn Marks Blackwood
Wife

Bibliography