My Blueberry Nights
Posted 06 April 2008 - 11:58 AM
Posted 06 April 2008 - 09:06 PM
Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:52 AM
More of a character study than anything else. I liked the look but couldn't get it out of my mind that, as talented as Khondji is, he was put in a position to ape Doyle's style.
Imho, nowhere near as good as Kar Wai's previous films, like In Mood for Love or 2046. Too much grain made the film look a dirty. The story wasn't great either.
I was absolutley blown away by several performances, particularly David Strathairn. Also notable were Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman.
Norah Jones' casting is a bit of a mystery to me.
But, really, Strathairn nailed it.
Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:10 AM
Posted 07 April 2008 - 12:04 PM
Take a look on this link you can find an interesting interview... This is the first time i know someone make a book about the movie or the mood between the director and the DP. It looks very insightful
Posted 07 April 2008 - 01:11 PM
Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:23 PM
Posted 10 April 2008 - 06:26 PM
Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:19 PM
I thought the compositions and frame were bold as usual. And I really didn't see much of Doyle's personal style in it. If anything, it was closer to some of Khondji's work in "Delicatessen", with the warm tones and high contrast that dominated the majority of the scenes. He used some much lighter diffusion than Doyle uses too, the light in general was indeed harder. And along with the grain, it definitely gave the film a nice gritty look which I enjoyed. I didn't feel it was overly grainy.
Two goofs, the monitor supposedly connected to the security camera at the cafe had frame markers on it, obviously a director's monitor. And there was one quick shot of Portman's car outside the casino where I can see an AC or operator who probably should not have worn khaki pants that day.