Anyone see the BROWN BUNNY???
Posted 07 January 2006 - 12:57 PM
My question is what lens do you think he used because the images are very crisp.
Posted 07 January 2006 - 01:18 PM
Surprisingly, I find the transfer crisp in revealing the grain of EXR 50D and the imperfections of the lenses (inspiring lens flairs, soft focus fall-off, less contrast), but the lens themselves didn't seem sharp. In fact, I'd go so far as to say he used them because they weren't crisp.
He used an interesting suction cup system for the Camera Mount for the driving sequences. (I'm sure cinematography.com members will mention the brand name of this system.)
Gallo tried to sell (maybe did sell?) the PRODUCTION PACKAGE for Brown Bunny on eBay. Its reserve wasn't met at 81,000 USD. If anyone has any info on the whereabouts of this package, please add it to the thread.
As for your comment about the story, watch it a second time. The longing and sadness of the story comes through once you know what happened to Daisy. Plus, all the girls he encounters are named after flowers.
Last side note, "Buffalo 66" was a '60's aesthetic (Ektachrome-NFL Films Look, Contrasty High Key Lighting, Ben Gazarra) whereas "The Brown Bunny" was a '70's aesthetic (Non-Directional Bounced Lighting, Use of 16mm-Porn Style, Lens Flares, the number 77 on his motorcycle, Cheryl Tiegs). Sadly, people (Professional Cinematographers) don't mention Gallo's films as Important Works of Cinematography. He might have the persona of a ranting jerk, but in my book the guy is an artist with a capital A.
Posted 07 January 2006 - 02:18 PM
I would certainly not rate it as my all time favorite movie, but I would rate it up there in the top ten of self made independent flicks along the lines of Clerks, Stranger than Paradise, El Mariachi and a few others. The ending is what made the piece work, and it was very powerful.
As far as the cinematography went, I thought part of the appeal of the movie for me was the feeling that this was shot by some guy himself as he drove across the country. And so all the "problems" with the images I thought enhanced the feeling of this guy out there all alone with no one to help him.
Posted 07 January 2006 - 10:26 PM
Is it possible to achive that type of crispness with basic Arri prime lens. The arri lens I have are 2 optic.
Posted 08 January 2006 - 12:52 AM