Also, the film suffers from some severe close-up-itis. Way, way to many close-ups for no reason whatsoever - the film is seriously lacking in wides. But that's more of an editing problem and not a fault of the DP. The camera also cranes and moves a little bit to much at times for my taste, but I am over sensitive to stuff like that, I know. Technocrane-itis, once again. I prefer the very graphic opening part of the film when the girls leave their home. There's particularly some noir-ish single source-y work at at train station in the beginning that was mind blowing.
Apparently the film was shot at very shallow stops but the image sharpness holds up very well. Can't have been fun to focus pull on - hats off to the AC - there weren't many soft shots. Anamorphic really has such a lush and crisp look when done correctly.
Keep 'em coming, Dion.
Edited by AdamFrisch, 03 January 2006 - 09:27 PM.