The Look of "Domino"
Posted 07 March 2006 - 10:08 PM
When it comes to really admiring great cinematography, I have always appreciated classically shot color films such as "Days of Heaven" but there was some really striking work in "Domino." I understand that it could be regarded as "trashy" but there is some work in this film that is every bit as impressive as any movie I've seen from 2005.
O'd be interested in hearing what others think.
Posted 07 March 2006 - 10:54 PM
And of course, I'd pay to watch Keira read the phone book for two hours. . .
Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:24 AM
In terms of the color skewing you're noticing, that's one of the results of cross-processing reversal stock. The color balance tends to go towards green, but it's really difficult to predict exactly what will happen. If you look at some of the cross-processed scenes in "Three Kings" you'll see the colors shift wildly within individual shots as the characters move in and out of shadowy areas.
So in "Domino", they kind of embraced the crazy and used uncorrected fluorescent practicals in places to get more green, little or no fill light with hot, toppy hard light, basically a lot of stuff that would scare most people to death. I'm pretty sure the film went through a DI, but I'd guess that it was used more for balancing things out than pushing the look harder, but who knows. I really like the film, partly because it takes a lot of risks visually and pushes the boundaries of what's acceptable in a Hollywood film. It's also a testament to the talent of the director and the entire camera crew that they could shoot with that many cameras and get consistently interesting shots rather than a big pile of mediocre coverage.
Posted 08 March 2006 - 02:21 PM
Edited by mike kaminski, 08 March 2006 - 02:21 PM.
Posted 09 March 2006 - 12:10 AM