Miroslav Ondrícek

Cinematographer who began his career with the emergence of the Czech New Wave in the early 1960s. Ondricek made his professional debut with Milos Forman's 1962 feature, "Talent Competition," beginning an association with the director which has lasted for over 25 years. Ondricek has also worked with countrymen Jan Nemec and Ivan Passer and shot three films for Lindsay Anderson, including his landmark feature, "If" (1968). He left Czechoslovakia with Forman to make "Taking Off" (1971) and has worked regularly in the US since then, winning acclaim for his richly textured work on Forman's "Ragtime" (1981) and "Valmont" (1989).