Aussiewood: Firestorm (1998)

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Director: Dean Semler

Stars: Howie Long, Suzy Amis, Scott Glenn, William Forsythe

Some of the best-looking films produced in Australia have had Dean Semler working behind the camera. The Road Warrior, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, Razorback, The Lighthorsemen, and Dead Calm all carry Semler’s imprint as cinematographer. On taking his trade to Hollywood, Semler scored an Academy Award for his stunning work on 1990’s Dances with Wolves, and since then he’s chalked up a downright eclectic CV. Over the last three decades he’s worked on popcorn flicks (XXX, 2012, Maleficent), broad comedies (The Nutty Professor 2, Bruce Almighty, Get Smart), period films with a smidgen of prestige (The Power of OneWe Were Soldiers, The AlamoApocalyptoIn the Land of Blood and Honey), pulpy thrillers (The Bone Collector, D-Tox), and no less than six Adam Sandler films.

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