Sunday, October 29, 2006

"Poets of Filmlight"

Conrad L. Hall, Westward Beach, Malibu, 1999
copyright Piotr Jaxa - from the collection "Cinematographers - Poets of Filmlight"

“Connie did something I could never explain, and I’ve talked to other cinematographers about this. How could he light something to be incredibly stylized and still make it look so naturalistic? It almost doesn’t make sense. But if you analyze his work shot by shot, especially toward the end of his career, it’s very stylized. Light just doesn’t happen that way, but when it’s onscreen, it doesn’t create a barrier between the story and the audience at all. It feels absolutely realistic.”

Emmanuel Lubeski

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969

Cool Hand Luke, 1967

Road to Perdition, 2002 (I love the Hopper-esque look of this film)

American Beauty, 1999

Electra Glide in Blue, 1973 (Great, under-rated cinematography)

Marathon Man, 1976

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