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#1 tom quinn

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 09:21 PM

I happened to watch A Woman Under the Influence and Il Posto within a few days this week. I was struck at the raw beauty of each film and how they both managed to feel lit by slightly augmented natural light.

I don't know enough about the production process of NeoRealist films, but have been thinking about how rarely we see feature film cinematography using that style to such effect today (especially on film - although stocks are faster than in1959). I realize that the overall effect of those films is a coupling of subject matter, acting styles and visual approach, but thought it may be nice to discuss experiences of using natural (or slightly augmented) light.

Photos and samples would be great.

Thanks,
Tom
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 01:55 AM

I think we have more movies than ever using mostly natural light -- it's just that the film stocks and lenses have gotten so good that we think the scenes were lit to look natural.

"Children of Men" and "The New World", both shot by Emmanuel Lubezsky, come to mind. Dogma '95 movies.
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