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James Bartle


James Bartle left his native Australia to work in New Zealand in the 1970s. Bartle made a stylish big-screen debut in 1982 with gothic tale The Scarecrow. His work ranges from shooting psychological drama (Heart of the Stag) to splatter movies (Death Warmed Up). In 1987 Bartle won a NZ Film and TV award for his work on end-of-the-world saga The Quiet Earth. Since then he has worked largely on US tele-movies. a fairly early stage I knew about the refraction of white light into wavelengths of colour and I did some very dodgy experiments with lights. It’s a wonder I’ve got any vision left! James Bartle, on some of his childhood photographic experiments