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#1 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 01:01 AM

More Gordon Willis... I liked how he picked the anamorphic format to shoot scenes in a college, and how moody he was willing to be in some scenes.

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#2 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 02:34 AM

Here's a very interesting interview with Gordon where he talks about why he quit lighting (amongst other things):

http://www.sceneunse...612_GWillis.mp3
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#3 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 07:05 AM

Great link Adam! It should be required listening for all in the movie business not only DP's.
Strictly no nonsense!
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#4 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:02 AM

Yeah, smart guy.

Hope many listen to it so it don't get buried in this thread.
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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:31 AM

Yeah, smart guy.

Hope many listen to it so it don't get buried in this thread.


I thought it was interesting.
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#6 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:46 AM

I thought it was interesting.


Nice find Adam thanks for posting it. I love his approach and really dig his work.
There was talk several years ago of the AC publishig a coffe table style book on Willis's bidy of work, but it never materialised. Has anybody heard anything about this since? I think it was to be part of a series alongside one on Owen Roizman, Conrad Hall and others.
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#7 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:54 AM

Stephen Pizzello has been writing it; it's in its final stages before publishing, at last check.
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#8 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:05 AM

Stephen Pizzello has been writing it; it's in its final stages before publishing, at last check.


Great! thanks David.
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:22 AM

i couldnt agree more with what Mr Willis said , think its good he was in the position to quit when he did his great eye would be wasted on the Hollywood dross thats churned out now.
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#10 Hal Smith

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 01:14 PM

What a link! It's real interesting to listen to since I've also had some email conversations with Doug Hart on what it was like working on a Woody Allen set.
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