Robert Paynter

Robert William Paynter BSC (12 March 1928 – 20 October 2010) was an English cinematographer.[1]

Robert Paynter
Born
Robert William Paynter

(1928-03-12)March 12, 1928
London, England
DiedOctober 20, 2010(2010-10-20) (aged 82)
Isle of Wight, England
OccupationCinematographer

After leaving the Mercers' School in the City of London at the age of 15, Paynter entered the film industry as a camera trainee with the Government Film Department.

He is known for his collaborations with John Landis and Michael Winner.

CollaborationsEdit

John LandisEdit

Paynter worked with director John Landis on five films: An American Werewolf in London, Trading Places, Thriller, Into the Night and Spies Like Us. Paynter helped to create a "pop" comic book-style for American Werewolf, Thriller and Into the Night.[2] He also made a cameo in three Landis' productions: Into the Night (as Security Guard), Spies like Us (as Dr. Gill) and Burke and Hare.

Michael WinnerEdit

Winner collaborated on 10 films with Paynter (from 1969 to 1984), including: The Big Sleep (1978) and Scream for Help (1984).

FilmographyEdit

Feature
Television
Videos

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Obituary London Daily Telegraph, 23 October 2010. Telegraph
  2. ^ Robert Paynter on IMDb

External linksEdit