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Peter Suschitzky (born July 25, 1941) is a British cinematographer, born in Warsaw the son of fellow cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky. He is known primarily as the director of photography on Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back and the later works of David Cronenberg, which the director had mostly departed from his horror-film days into more sedate works of literary adaptation. Suschitzky's work is near universally regarded as among the best cinematography in the world, praised for its sculptorly lighting, vibrant color coordination and rich camerawork.

According to Suschitzky, George Lucas wanted him as a director of photography on Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope after first choice Geoffrey Unsworth proved unavailable, but the studio was reluctant to go with someone inexperienced and eventually assigned Gilbert Taylor for the job. Lucas later hired him to work on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

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