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#1 Chris Durham

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:34 PM

What are everyone's thoughts on the Illusionist? I saw it last night and thought it was an amazing looking film. I really enjoyed the lighting. If there were any comments I had it was a few focus/depth of field things I saw, but they were few and far between.

Of course I'm pretty new to this, so I could be trying too hard to look with a critical eye when I really don't know what the hell I'm talking about.
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#2 Tim J Durham

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 08:44 PM

What are everyone's thoughts on the Illusionist? I saw it last night and thought it was an amazing looking film. I really enjoyed the lighting. If there were any comments I had it was a few focus/depth of field things I saw, but they were few and far between.

Of course I'm pretty new to this, so I could be trying too hard to look with a critical eye when I really don't know what the hell I'm talking about.


With a name like that you must be some kind of genious.
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#3 Matt Pacini

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 07:15 PM

"... I really don't know what the hell I'm talking about.


Keep that attitude, and you'll learn faster than some of the arrogant newbie know-it-alls that we regularly see on boards like this.
I haven't seen the film yet, but I plan to.


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#4 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 07:31 PM

I got to see an advanced screening for Aussies a couple weeks ago. I wasn't looking with too critical an eye at the cinematography. I enjoyed the story, though. Except that I have a couple of questions that the film raised yet didn't seem to provide answers for. But on the whole, I liked the look and feel of it quite a lot.
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#5 Jason Debus

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 08:32 PM

In another thread I called this the best film I had seen yet this year, and I think that still stands for me. Like the film 'Sideways' which was from the same producers, the Illusionist is near pitch perfect across the board; Cinematography, Writing, Directing, Acting, Music.

The look of the film was just gorgeous, Dick Pope going for a look that emulates an old cinema process called autochrome (which I know next to nothing about so I'll just post a wikipedia link here );)

There's a great article about it in the September 2006 AC.
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 10:45 AM

Dick Pope going for a look that emulates an old cinema process called autochrome (which I know next to nothing about so I'll just post a wikipedia link here );)

There's a great article about it in the September 2006 AC.


I read that article, and it really got me interested. Like I said above I don't know a lot yet; but reading articles like that and a lot of the postings here are kind of my "immersive language program" in cinematography. When you start realizing how much you don't know it's pretty humbling.
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