Cinematographer Julio Macat, ASC on filming the church in “Home Alone.” From Sight, Sound & Story: The Art of Cinematography on December 6th, 2017.
The first film shot by Julio Macat, ASC, was the huge box-office hit “Home Alone.” He then went on to photograph “Home Alone II,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “The Nutty Professor,” “The Wedding Planner,” “Cats and Dogs,” “Bringing Down The House,” and “Wedding Crashers,” all of which opened to the #1 box office position in the US. The total domestic box office receipts of the films he has photographed is over $1.7 Billion.
His extensive credits also include the features: “So I Married an Axe Murderer,” “My Fellow Americans,” the remake of “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Because I Said So” and “Smother,” both with actress Diane Keaton, and the action picture “Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever.” In moving away from comedy to more dramatic work, Macat was asked by first-time director Antonio Banderas to photograph his directorial debut “Crazy in Alabama” with Melanie Griffith, and Adam Shankman to film his coming of age drama “A Walk to Remember,” as well as “The Wedding Planner”, and “Bringing Down the House.” On another fifteen occasions, Macat guided the directorial debuts of Jason Moore, Aram Rappaport, Tom Shadyac, Raja Gosnell, Vince DiMeglio and Larry Gutterman among others. Macat has photographed the dramatic films “Moonlight and Valentino,” “Only the Lonely,” and the Morgan Freeman heist drama “The Code,” directed by Mimi Leder. In comedy, he has also shot “Blended,” starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, “Daddy’s Home” with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, “The Boss” and “Life of the Party” both starring Melissa McCarthy, as well as “Middle School” and the upcoming “Daddy’s Home 2.”
“Home Alone” is a 1990 American comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. Kevin initially relishes being home alone, but soon has to contend with two would-be burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. The film also features Catherine O’Hara and John Heard as Kevin’s parents.
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