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#1 Thibaut de Chemellier

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:18 PM

Hi,
I'll shoot a short film in anamorphic B&W and I would like to see some features that were shot in this format ( or S35 / 2.35). I'd like to see how they deal with 2.35 ratio and black and white in terms of composition and lighting...
The only features that comes to my mind is Manhattan (W.Allen)...any suggestion ?
Thanks !
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#2 K Borowski

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:30 PM

Forget the name and don't have a fast connection at the moment, but the John Wayne movie about the attack on Pearl Harbor in WWII (from 1964 I think) was 35mm scope.
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 04:42 PM

Thanks...and "the longest day" was also shot in anamorphic B&W... but for my future work I would prefer to see some more "modern" films...anyone ?
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#4 Nick G Smith

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:21 PM

Andrei Rublev
The Elephant Man
Paper Moon

This site lists many others.

http://yorty.sonoma....widescreen.html


A recent film shot b/w 1:1.85 that I think looks wonderful is Oscar Roehler's 'Die Unber├╝hrbare' shot by Haben Bodanski.
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:39 PM

Hi,
I'll shoot a short film in anamorphic B&W and I would like to see some features that were shot in this format ( or S35 / 2.35). I'd like to see how they deal with 2.35 ratio and black and white in terms of composition and lighting...
The only features that comes to my mind is Manhattan (W.Allen)...any suggestion ?
Thanks !



parts of Memento were 5222 anamorphic. Casino Royale was S35 5222, Nine was S35 5222. I am thinking the of same format, anamorphic with both the 22 and 31. I would love to see and here about your experiences. Please keep us posted.
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#6 Richard Vialet

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 06:10 PM

*In Cold Blood
*The Innocents
*Manhattan
*Many Kurosawa pictures like Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Bad Sleep Well, Red Beard, and High and Low
*The Longest Day (that's probably the movie you're thinking of Karl)
As said before too, Memento had some sequences in B&W anamorphic

Jayson Crothers on this site also had an amazing journal of a 2.35 B&W project he did too (spherical though) :
http://www.cinematog...showtopic=26872

I posted a little journal maybe a year and a half ago of a project I shot in the format:
http://www.cinematog...showtopic=31875

Edited by Richard Vialet, 20 February 2010 - 06:10 PM.

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#7 Donald Wong

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 02:09 AM

John Wayne was also in the B&W "In Harm's Way" released in 1965. A 70mm blowup of this movie was shown at a 70mm film festival last year.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 02:20 AM

I would check out some of the Japanese cinema from the 60's, specifically the films Criterion has put out on DVD. "Sword Of Doom" and "Branded To Kill" come to mind as having unique lighting and framing, there's a number of other scope B&W films they've released as well. I'm also remembering "Hud" shot by James Wong Howe and "Jules et Jim" shot by Raoul Coutard.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:47 AM

An Australian film of the early 1990s - 'Broken Highway' shot by Steve Mason. Exposures and contrast a little wild, but compositions up to Steve's usual standard of creativity.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 01:15 PM

Le Dernier Combat I think!

Also interesting for featuring almost no dialogue!

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 06:29 PM

*In Cold Blood
*The Innocents
*Manhattan
*Many Kurosawa pictures like Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Bad Sleep Well, Red Beard, and High and Low
*The Longest Day (that's probably the movie you're thinking of Karl)


Richard's list matches my own. Kurosawa basically only shot b&w anamorphic from "The Hidden Fortress" all the way to "Red Beard".

Freddie Francis' anamorphic work in "The Elephant Man" and "The Innocents" are not to be missed.

Someone else mentioned "Paper Moon" but it wasn't anamorphic though.

Some of Truffaut's early movies were b&w anamorphic, "400 Blows", "Shoot the Piano Player", "Jules and Jim". Fellini's "La Dolce Vita".
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:16 PM

Freddie Francis' anamorphic work in "The Elephant Man" and "The Innocents" are not to be missed.


Drew a total blank on "Elephant" until you brought it up!


What a great film. Shot in scope, at Shepherton Studios in the old style, either just Double-X or Double-X pushed a stop. They really used the graininess to bring out the Victorian Era's "sootiness" to great effect.

I wonder if this made the excellent makeup work on John Hurt easier or harder, though; they used a mold of the real Elephant Man's face to make the mask used in the movie.
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:37 AM

Paper Moon - Yes 1:1.85, my mistake thinking it was anamorphic - It is so long since I watched this film - wonderful images shot by Laszlo Kovacs.

Another atmospheric anamorphic Japanese film is Onibaba directed by Kaneto Shindo.

What I tend to miss from recent b/w films is that kind of 'glow' that films produced when labs were constantly printing b/w achieved. The most recent b/w film that had the kind of feel was The Coen Bros "The Man Who Wasn't There' shot by Roger Deakins. 1:1.85 though.
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 05:20 AM

What I tend to miss from recent b/w films is that kind of 'glow' that films produced when labs were constantly printing b/w achieved. The most recent b/w film that had the kind of feel was The Coen Bros "The Man Who Wasn't There' shot by Roger Deakins. 1:1.85 though.


This was all shot on colour neg tho, if I remember right.

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#15 Nick G Smith

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:06 PM

This was all shot on colour neg tho, if I remember right.

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Yeah, you could be right there.
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Posted 22 February 2010 - 05:18 PM

Hi,
I'll shoot a short film in anamorphic B&W and I would like to see some features that were shot in this format ( or S35 / 2.35). I'd like to see how they deal with 2.35 ratio and black and white in terms of composition and lighting...
Thanks !





The most recent film (2008) that comes to mind is "A Perfect Place", shot by Hiro Narita.



It was shot on KODAK 5222 Double-X, with 40mm and 50mm Panavision Primo Anamorphic Lenses.
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