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#1 Hampus Bystrom

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 07:56 AM

Hey cinematographers,
I've just checked out the "recommended books"-category and read quite a few.
But now I was curious about books that elaborately discribe specific directors (and their cinematographers) take on lightning and processing and so forth.
Now I really like the style of Kubrick, the Coens, Fassbinder, Fellini and Wong Kar-Wai.
I've seen almost all of their movies and really love the cinematography on Barry Lyndon for example.
I would love some litterature that deals with maybe a specific movie of theirs, and maybe some talk with their cinematographers, gaffers, crew et.c.
If there are some just holler!

Cheers!
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 01:50 PM

I havn't seen anything of the like on Kubrick; most of the books I have on him deal with his film in a film theory type way. The best bet would be to talk to American Cinematographer Magazine, and get the backissues which dealt with specific films you're interested in. They can be REALLY helpful.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 02:30 PM

Yeah, and I love the film-theory books on Kubrick. His stories are always full of things to interpret and make a fuzz about.
But I also love his aesthetic style, and I find it (like you say) surprising that there aren't more on his visual thinking.
Cheers, that's a great idea, I think I'll check into what ACM has to say.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 07:37 AM

Well, maybe the books needn't be just about these specific directors. But does anybody know a cinematography book which uses a lot of examples from existing films? (preferebly indie and more "arty" films.
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 09:00 PM

Hampus,

Go to a book store and buy Kubrick On Kubrick. I believe I bought
this book at Samuel French here in L.A. Kubrick discusses his technique
from film to film, along with technical talk such as his choice of lenses
and lighting, etc. Great stuff.

Good luck.

P.S.
Also look for This Is Orson Welles, Orson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich.
Bogdanovich interviews Welles at length about his films, with technical
analysis of camera, lighting, grip issues. :)








Yeah, and I love the film-theory books on Kubrick. His stories are always full of things to interpret and make a fuzz about.
But I also love his aesthetic style, and I find it (like you say) surprising that there aren't more on his visual thinking.
Cheers, that's a great idea, I think I'll check into what ACM has to say.


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#6 Hampus Bystrom

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:53 PM

Cheers Marc, I'll look into those.
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#7 Michael Lehnert

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:08 AM

I recommend the book by Michel Ciment on Kubrick. They are collected interviews and go into the net of filmmaking art and technique. Beautifully pictured, and definitive edition includes EWS.
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#8 Hampus Bystrom

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 12:05 PM

Yeah, I was in the city and was going to get that, but realized that I forgot my library card.
Anyway, don't just get stuck on Kubrick, I love Kubrick but I'm also looking for books on other "artsy"
directors (and their cinematographers). Sort of like Kar Wai, Kieslowski or Fassbinder.
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