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Pre-Oscar Interview with Roger Deakins, ASC


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#1 Cale Erickson

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 01:08 AM

I thought this was quite interesting. It just touches on some of his thoughts as a Cinematographer, but doesn't go into too much detail. I have a tremendous amount of respect for this man, and I'm sure you do too. Hope you enjoy this brief little interview.


P.S. Reveals his desire to direct too...intriguing.


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#2 Tom Lowe

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 02:23 AM

Great find. He called the Oscar. He probably he knew his own vote would be split.

Definitely interesting that he wants to direct.
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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 02:48 AM

That could be interesting if he directs one day. I don't know why but I wasn't expecting such a soft-spoken guy. He seems quite shy at times.
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#4 Serge Teulon

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 11:59 AM

Great find!
Also, in the dvd extras of "The man that wasn't there" you'll find a good in depth interview about his thoughts and ideas.

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 01:52 AM

I'm kinda the same way in regards to directing. I think I could do a good job on set, blocking and directing actors & camera. But most everything that comprises pre-prod and fund raisingthat can take place a year to two years before principal photography would just bore me to death very quickly.
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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:34 PM

Aside from people like Michael Bay, probably most of the people who could be directors would hate all the BS that goes along with funraising and sucking kneecaps.
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#7 Derek Shandonay

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 06:29 AM

Thanks for this Roger is an incredible guy.
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#8 Hal Smith

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:18 AM

Thanks for this Roger is an incredible guy.

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