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#1 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 12:30 AM

The few early reviews of "Shadowboxer" have been mixed, but at least Variety did say this though:

"With its richly textured colors, M. David Mullen's camera is less inspired by film noir than by Gustav Klimt"

It's nice to be compared to a painter...

Full review here:
http://www.variety.c...7...yId=31&cs=1

To read some of the other (less-positive) reviews, you can see some here...
http://www.rottentom...61-shadowboxer/
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:36 AM

The painter comparison is very nice. Something we all aspire to, I think. COmgrats on that one :D
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#3 David Sweetman

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:52 AM

"Shadowboxer" is a case of one step forward, two steps back. It wants to break new ground but lacks the ability to think outside of the box. -Shlomo Schwartzberg


I don't trust guys who write reviews like these. How can you use ONLY cliches if you're condeming something for unoriginality?

Sounds interesting, I'd like to see it if I get a chance
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#4 Jayson Crothers

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Posted 22 July 2006 - 10:08 PM

I just saw it today here in LA (a shame that it's not in more theatres). I saw it at the Laemmle 5 on Sunset; it's not the best projection (which was a tad disappointing), but it wasn't too bad (a bit dark at the corners).

Great work David; I came home and went through the archives and want to say thanks again - VERY helpful and informative to watch the film and then be able to read along and follow how everything was done. I thought the two worlds you created (the "home: life versus the "work" life) really made the charcters come alive in terms of seeing their two sides.

The scene in the forest with the leaves and such falling was fantastic (and although you noted it in your journals here and I saw it a bit, the double reflection, I felt, actually added to the dreamy quality of the scene) - I also really liked the motel in the rain.

I'm glad the film's been released and that I could see it. Congrats on another great-looking film.
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#5 Mr. Shannon W. Rawls

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 12:16 AM

David,
I didn't realize you DP'd Shadowboxer. Wow, we are closer then you think. *smile*

I'll explain in a PM.

Good job!
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#6 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 01:49 AM

I'm glad the film's been released and that I could see it. Congrats on another great-looking film.


Thanks for taking the time to see it. I saw the premiere at the Arclight in a very big theater, which pushed the limit of the HDCAM-SR D.I. we did, I thought -- not quite sharp enough for that much enlargement. I'm also not sure that the prints are on the Vision Premier stock that I requested.
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#7 Dan Goulder

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Posted 27 July 2006 - 06:33 PM

Just caught the trailer for Shadowboxer on CNN. The colors really popped off the screen. Looking forward to seeing it in a theater.
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