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The Filmmaker’s View

100 Years of ARRI

In 1917, August Arnold and Robert Richter rented a small store, formerly that of a shoemaker, in Munich and set up shop as a film technology firm, named, from the first two letters of each surname, ARRI. They began with one product: a copying machine they built on a lathe that Richter had received as a Christmas present from his parents.
This beautifully illustrated volume celebrates the firm’s first century, showing how it evolved from an equipment rental shop into the manufacturer of the world-renowned ARRI camera. While ARRI’s history lies predominantly in the celluloid age, the company remains a force in the digital era, with more employees, more products, and a larger market share than ever before. And one thing hasn’t changed: the firm’s emphasis on listening to filmmakers and working to provide what they need remains the driving force behind the business.
On the occasion of the one-hundredth anniversary of ARRI, they have spoken to about two hundred filmmakers, directors, cameramen, gaffers, historians, producers, technicians, innovators and inventors from around the globe and asked them about their view on the film industry, technology, and art, as well as their stories about this world-renowned manufacturer.

With this book, they tell the story of ARRI as a collection of experiences and short anecdotes. It is a kaleidoscopic history of the company, its people, and technical achievements.

440 pages | 220 color plates | 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 | © 2017

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Table of Contents

The Stahl family
ARRI, Artisans and Artists
Jon Fauer
Thierry Arbogast
Sergey Astakhov
Volker Bahnemann
Bill Bennett
Jeremy Benning
Adam Bentel
Steve Beres
Patrick Blossier
Matias Boucard
Natasha Braier
Garrett Brown
Paul Cameron
Sudeep Chatterjee
James Chressanthis
Denny Clairmont
Richard Crudo
Roger Deakins
Benoît Debie
John Dowdell
Christopher Doyle
Tom Fährmann
Pedro Farkas
Jon Fauer
Bill Feightner
Gavin Finney
Mo Flam
Takehiko Fukae
James Gardner
Birgit Guðjónsdóttir
Anette Haellmigk
Jan Harlan
Agnieszka Holland
Kyung-Pyo Hong
Mai Iskander
Peter James
Geng Ji
Zeng Jian
Hardwrick Johnson
Mahmoud Kalari
Fariborz Kamrani
Judith Kaufmann
Darius Khondji
Sun-Ryung KIM
Bill Klages
Igor Klebanov
Mikhail Krichman
Danielle Krieger & Casey Warren
Ellen Kuras
Ed Lachman
Ang Lee
Matthew Libatique
Juliane Lorenz
Hans Albrecht Lusznat
Sophie Maintigneux
Hank McElwee
Chris Menges
Reed Morano
Rachel Morrison
Otto Nemenz
Nikolay Nemolyaev
Zeng Nianping
Sean O’Neill
Luo Pan
Roman Polanski
Dick Pope
Norris Pope
Davide Pozzi
Helmut Prein
Rodrigo Prieto
Edgar Reitz
Ben Richardson
Gernot Roll
Yoichi Sai
Roberto Schaefer
Volker Schlöndorff
Nancy Schreiber
Michael Seresin
Priya Seth
Santosh Sivan
Buddy Squires
Oliver Stapleton
Brendan Steacy
Rolf Steinmann
Tom Stern
Vittorio Storaro
Johnnie To
Monika Treut
Tom Tykwer
Koichi Uematsu
Jost Vocano
Kees van Oostrum
Checco Varese
Joseph Vilsmaier
Amy Vincent
Jan Weincke
Wim Wenders
Arthur Wong
Du Yan
Katsumi Yanagijima
Steve Yedlin
Marek Żydowicz

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