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#1 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:48 AM

Some early reviews of The Astronaut Farmer have mentioned my cinematography. Some quotes:

Variety:
Madsen is radiant -- often literally, given beatific-backlighting nature of M. David Mullen's widescreen photography -- as an ideal wife and mother...
Lensing is by far the outstanding element in the smooth $13 million production package (shot in New Mexico doubling as Texas), with several truly gorgeous sunset and sunrise sequences highlighting a visual presentation that at times borders on the excessively prettified.

Hollywood Reporter:
Shot in 33 days for $13 million, a markedly larger budget than they have worked with before, the Polishes do a lot with a little by Hollywood standards to make a polished, mainstream, thoroughly quirky family entertainment...
Cinematographer M. David Mullen does wonders with New Mexico's light and dazzling sunsets, evoking the romance and bleakness of the Southwest.
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#2 Tim Terner

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:08 AM

Congratulations David, you deserve it. I'm really looking forward to seeing the film.
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#3 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:44 AM

Congrats David! Saw the review in Variety, can't wait to see the film!

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#4 Greg Lowry

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:49 AM

Looking forward to seeing the movie, David. Congratulations!
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#5 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:22 AM

Very cool. What part of New Mexico were you in? B)
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#6 gustavius smith

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 07:34 AM

Wow. I can't wait to see it.

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#7 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 09:28 AM

What part of New Mexico were you in?


Santa Fe / Albuquerque, surrounding small towns.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:29 AM

David ,areyou happy how DI turned out ? , sounds like it looks good to me . John Holland London.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:39 AM

Congrats, David. Always nice to see good work appreciated by the press.

This sounds like a cool movie all-around. I'm looking forward to seeing it.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:53 AM

Forgot to ask... any word on a release date? Also, is there a trailer online anywhere?
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 11:23 AM

Any trailers released yet?
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 01:09 PM

Congratulations David, no doubt the first of many good reviews. Looking forwards to seeing it in the theater, let us know the release date when you find out.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:56 PM

If you've been able to come close to the wonderful treatment of Madsen Papamichael gave in the infamous Giamatti/Madsen porch scene, I think you're swell and she's about as lucky as an actress could be.
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#14 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:36 PM

Santa Fe / Albuquerque, surrounding small towns.


It's beautiful up there. We did a Doc. on body building up in Santa Fe shot on digital about three or four years ago and my family used to drag race in Albuquerque a lot. Let me know if you ever get down to El Paso. They shoot 2 or 3 movies a year here, so who knows, you might get a chance to expirence the Sun City. The last big one was Glory Road. Now that your getting press, you might have your pick of films. I'm really excited for you. It could happen to a nicer guy. B)
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#15 Hal Smith

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 05:00 PM

Variety.........Madsen is radiant -- often literally, given beatific-backlighting nature of M. David Mullen's widescreen photography --
Hollywood Reporter..............Cinematographer M. David Mullen does wonders with New Mexico's light and dazzling sunsets, evoking the romance and bleakness of the Southwest.

Reviews to die for! Couldn't happen to a more deserving person.
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#16 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 04:36 AM

It's beautiful up there. We did a Doc. on body building up in Santa Fe shot on digital about three or four years ago and my family used to drag race in Albuquerque a lot. Let me know if you ever get down to El Paso. They shoot 2 or 3 movies a year here, so who knows, you might get a chance to expirence the Sun City. The last big one was Glory Road. Now that your getting press, you might have your pick of films. I'm really excited for you. It could happen to a nicer guy. B)


That's suppose to read "COULDN'T happen to a nicer guy", sorry about that.
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#17 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:46 PM

Great to hear, David. I think it's really cool that you and the Polish Brothers really seem to have a good rhythm going.

How wide will the release for this be?
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#18 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 12:31 AM

How wide will the release for this be?


No idea. Maybe a limited release in December and a wide release in February. I'm sure that the release will at least be as wide as "Akeelah and the Bee" was, which was 2000 prints I think.
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#19 Wendell_Greene

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 12:38 AM

Congrats, David. Look forward to seeing your work again.
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#20 Tim Carroll

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 09:45 PM

Just saw the Hi-Def trailer for The Astronaut Farmer, your cinematography is beautiful David. Congratulations.

Anyone who is interested can view the Quicktime trailer in small form or in HD at this web address:
The Astronaut Farmer Trailer

Can't wait to see that final sunset.

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