Jump to content


Photo

Woody Allen's Manhattan, Film Stock?


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 Tim Carroll

Tim Carroll
  • Sustaining Members
  • 2168 posts
  • Other
  • Chicago, Illinois

Posted 04 June 2008 - 06:16 PM

Does anyone know (or know how to find out) what film stock Gordon Willis used when he was shooting Woody Allen's Manhattan?

Did he use 5231, or 5222, or did he use color stock and de-saturate (was that even done back then)?

Any and all info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
-Tim
  • 0

#2 Dan Goulder

Dan Goulder
  • Sustaining Members
  • 1259 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 04 June 2008 - 07:00 PM

Manhattan was filmed on Kodak 5222 B & W stock.
  • 0

#3 Tim Carroll

Tim Carroll
  • Sustaining Members
  • 2168 posts
  • Other
  • Chicago, Illinois

Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:07 PM

Manhattan was filmed on Kodak 5222 B & W stock.


Thank you for the reply. If I may, how do you know that it was filmed on Kodak 5222, where does one find this information?

Best,
-Tim
  • 0

#4 David Mullen ASC

David Mullen ASC
  • Sustaining Members
  • 20068 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles

Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:11 AM

Thank you for the reply. If I may, how do you know that it was filmed on Kodak 5222, where does one find this information?

Best,
-Tim


Nov. '82 issue of American Cinematographer, on the lighting of "Manhattan".
  • 0

#5 Tim Carroll

Tim Carroll
  • Sustaining Members
  • 2168 posts
  • Other
  • Chicago, Illinois

Posted 05 June 2008 - 09:30 AM

Nov. '82 issue of American Cinematographer, on the lighting of "Manhattan".


Thank you. Is there an archive where one can go to view back issues of American Cinematographer? Is any of that available digitally online?

Best,
-Tim
  • 0

#6 Dan Goulder

Dan Goulder
  • Sustaining Members
  • 1259 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:15 AM

Thank you. Is there an archive where one can go to view back issues of American Cinematographer? Is any of that available digitally online?

Best,
-Tim

You can see what's available at theasc.com. If you're looking for a comparison between 5231 and 5222, a modern example would be the Cate Blanchette portion of "I'm Not There", which combined both stocks. I haven't yet seen the film, so I can't be more specific as to which stock was used for which scene. "Memento" shows excellent examples of what can be accomplished with well-lit Kodak 5222. (I'd be curious to know what T-stops were used for those scenes, if anyone happens to know...)
  • 0

#7 Tim Carroll

Tim Carroll
  • Sustaining Members
  • 2168 posts
  • Other
  • Chicago, Illinois

Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:44 PM

You can see what's available at theasc.com. If you're looking for a comparison between 5231 and 5222, a modern example would be the Cate Blanchette portion of "I'm Not There", which combined both stocks. I haven't yet seen the film, so I can't be more specific as to which stock was used for which scene. "Memento" shows excellent examples of what can be accomplished with well-lit Kodak 5222. (I'd be curious to know what T-stops were used for those scenes, if anyone happens to know...)



Thanks, I have a copy of Memento that I haven't looked at in years. I'll go back and check it out.

Best,
-Tim
  • 0


Wooden Camera

Visual Products

Aerial Filmworks

Paralinx LLC

Willys Widgets

rebotnix Technologies

CineLab

Technodolly

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Tai Audio

Abel Cine

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Metropolis Post

Glidecam

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Rig Wheels Passport

CineTape

Broadcast Solutions Inc

The Slider

FJS International, LLC

Ritter Battery

Aerial Filmworks

Paralinx LLC

Rig Wheels Passport

Ritter Battery

Abel Cine

Metropolis Post

FJS International, LLC

Technodolly

rebotnix Technologies

Tai Audio

Glidecam

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

The Slider

Visual Products

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

CineLab

CineTape

Wooden Camera

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Willys Widgets