Posted 02 February 2006 - 12:51 AM
Also, Mr. Mullen mentioned some shots were both B&W as well as out-of-focus in color...which ones were those? I didn't see them in the opening...maybe I misunderstood.
Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:08 AM
The movie was shot on the only two Kodak color negative stocks of the day, 5247 (125T) and 5294 (400T), with some occasional diffusion (usually SupraFrosts, similar to ProMists.) I don't recall much net diffusion except maybe now & then (like the scene where Kim Basinger drops her fur coat and reveals she is naked -- I vaguely recall that being netted.) Mostly I remember the SupraFrost diffusion.
Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:32 AM
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:01 PM
There's a section in Blain Brown's excellent "Cinematography: Theory and Practice" devoted to The Natural if you're interested. He describes it as "a film that uses light as a metaphor and as storytelling perhaps better than any of the modern era."
My Dad has several full-frame close-ups in "The Natural" as a fan during the final play-off game, filmed in my home town of Buffalo, NY.
And his cousin (Frank Pytlak) was a catcher during that era, playing for both the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox: