The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Posted 19 February 2006 - 11:18 AM
I also liked solid Menges' work (both landscape and the more intimate interiores, very natural looking with very nice colors from the Fuji stocks), but I've been dissapointed with the lack of sharpness and graininess of the print that I've seen. Perhaps it was just a bad one, but nowadays I'm used to watch much better image quality from a Super-35 negative.
Any info on why Menges didn't use anamorphic on this one? Very few scenes take place in low-light situations, and Menges has been favoring that the format in the past (for Sean Penn's The Pledge he even used an anamorphic zoom for most of the film). To my eye, the film was blown-up optically and there were no credits on a D.I, but I haven't found an article about it yet.
Posted 19 February 2006 - 11:24 AM
Posted 19 February 2006 - 11:28 AM
"North Country", the other film Menges shot the last year, also was Super-35 and Fuji Stocks, though it did use a D.I.
Posted 19 February 2006 - 11:47 AM
Posted 19 February 2006 - 06:46 PM