Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:09 PM
Posted 18 October 2007 - 04:22 PM
Posted 18 October 2007 - 07:28 PM
On a side note, I used to date a woman who was the roomate of Chapman's ex wife. When they split up he left all his old stuff in their Upper West Side apartment -- his scuba gear from operating on "Jaws," tons of notes and funky rigs, and his annotated leather-bound shooting scripts. I remember reading through the "Taxi Driver" script and seeing his drawings of what time of day to shoot Travis sitting in his Taxi looking at Cybil Sheppard so that the light was just right. Cool.
Posted 18 October 2007 - 09:14 PM
It's probably got the best interview with Chapman on his films, although what's memorable about the interview is that he's the only major DP to take a shot at Storaro, and Ridley Scott too, for their lighting in "Agatha" and "The Duellists" respectively ("pretty Kotex-ad stuff" was his general description, though he was also referring to his own slick commercial work at the time.) His bluntness is sort of refreshing in this industry, though I don't agree with him regarding those two movies.
Posted 19 October 2007 - 08:13 AM
His bluntness is sort of refreshing in this industry,
I love the GHOSTBUSTERS 2 interview where Chapman was explaining his work while lighting the NY customs building (doubling as the museum exterior). He says something along the lines of (not a direct quote):
"I shine a big lamp at the wall and take a reading with my meter. I then apply that to the aperture. It really isn't brain surgery".
Posted 19 October 2007 - 08:24 AM
Funny enough, MR. Mullen, I have one of your books on my shelf too from a film class, though at the moment I forget which one exactly (running on 2 hours of sleep is not conducive to remembering things).
Posted 19 October 2007 - 01:18 PM
Posted 20 October 2007 - 02:37 PM
Was it covered in American Cinematographer at any point, and in which issues?
No. But I think it was a cover story in Filmmaker's Newsletter'.
Try your local university library.
Posted 22 October 2007 - 03:03 AM
Somewhere on my bookshelf I have a copy of a great old book entitled "Masters of Light."
Great book...I have every page scanned into a huge pdf file on my computer
Posted 23 October 2007 - 12:21 AM
others about making the movie.