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#1 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 01:23 AM

Just watched "MacArthur" on DVD tonight and was deeply impressed with Tosi's lighting. It seemed so simple, but it had a gorgeous romanticism for the period. Not to mention his use of softening filters was great. Reminded me of Conrad Hall's use of filters in "Day of the Locust", and they were equally effective in this picture.

It's too bad the pacing and the story is full of faults, but it's still nice to look at :)
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 01:58 AM

Just watched "MacArthur" on DVD tonight and was deeply impressed with Tosi's lighting. It seemed so simple, but it had a gorgeous romanticism for the period. Not to mention his use of softening filters was great. Reminded me of Conrad Hall's use of filters in "Day of the Locust", and they were equally effective in this picture.

It's too bad the pacing and the story is full of faults, but it's still nice to look at :)


Yes, I like the look of many scenes, sort of like Geoffrey Unsworth's work in "A Bridge Too Far". Lovely pastel colors. Tosi also does some nice bounced key lighting.

A few other scenes seem a bit low-budget TV movie-ish though -- not the cinematography, just the staging.
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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 02:22 AM

A few other scenes seem a bit low-budget TV movie-ish though -- not the cinematography, just the staging.


Those scenes were pretty bad, especially when they were intercut with grainy stock footage...some of it, you could tell, was even colorized b&w.
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