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#1 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 04:35 PM

http://www.imdb.com/...b/vi2760350745/ (480p version at the least)

Kaminski and Rick Carter are in a class of their own.
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#2 Chris D Walker

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 04:47 AM

My cynicism has got the better of me. The footage from the trenches and the battlefields does look fantastic, but the central character is a horse. There are several shots from the trailer that made me laugh embarrassed at what I was seeing; the boy carries a drawing of the horse around with him. Maybe my cynicism will fade if I decide to see the film in December.

My faith in Spielberg has been shaken since 'The Lost World - Jurassic Park' and hasn't got much better (The Terminal, War of the Worlds, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). I'm not particularly excited to see 'Tintin' either.
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#3 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 10:44 AM

The play has grown men bawling their eyes out wherever it plays. i just hope that Spielberg hasn't set the schmaltz control to 11.
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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:15 AM

I am going to reserve judgment until I see it. Looking forward to watching a Spielberg movie TBD.
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 04:44 AM

The trailer does look promising.
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 03:47 AM

So David Devlin, Kaminski's gaffer since Jerry Maguire has been credited In War Horse, Lincoln, as well as some other productions as Lighting Director. Why is it Lighting Director rather than Chief Lighting Technician or Gaffer?
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#7 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 05:43 AM

I haven't seen the play, but it always seems darker than what the trailer seems to imply.

There were millions of horses used in world war one, with extremely high casualty figures. I've heard soldiers talking about the bond they formed with their horse during that war.

http://en.wikipedia...._in_World_War_I
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#8 Paul Maibaum ASC

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:23 PM

Saw "War Horse" today. Definitely schmaltz, but it works. The ending is visually reminiscent of the best of John Ford. Cinematography very accomplished. There is an "old school Hollywood" look to much of the film which I can appreciate although some day exteriors seemed over-lit to me
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Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:58 AM

I havent seen it yet , interesting you say day exteriors look over-lit . the last Raiders film lit by Kaminski had really badly overlit exteriors.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:31 AM

My cynicism has got the better of me. The footage from the trenches and the battlefields does look fantastic, but the central character is a horse. There are several shots from the trailer that made me laugh embarrassed at what I was seeing; the boy carries a drawing of the horse around with him. Maybe my cynicism will fade if I decide to see the film in December.

My faith in Spielberg has been shaken since 'The Lost World - Jurassic Park' and hasn't got much better (The Terminal, War of the Worlds, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). I'm not particularly excited to see 'Tintin' either.


Yes the main character is a horse.
But weren't critics cynical when Spielberg announced that he was making a movie about Dinosaurs?
Let's give this movie a fair crack of the whip.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:58 PM

I havent seen it yet , interesting you say day exteriors look over-lit . the last Raiders film lit by Kaminski had really badly overlit exteriors.


If you're carrying 4 bee-bee lights, you might as well use them.
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#12 John Holland

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:07 PM

I dont know if its a American thing but whats a bee-bee light ? I take its something very powerful ?
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#13 Paul Maibaum ASC

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:47 PM

I dont know if its a American thing but whats a bee-bee light ? I take its something very powerful ?

http://www.nightlightsbybebee.com/Night_Lights/HOME.html
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#14 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 10:20 PM

I think that lives alongside musco lights and missed meal penalties as an example of something most of us will never see because we are not massively successful Hollywood DPs, so it becomes rather irrelevant.

Honestly, how often can this stuff possibly go out, even in LA where there's ten features over a hundred million shooting every weekday?
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 08:12 AM

They sure do look bright.
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#16 John Holland

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:42 PM

"Warhorse" was shot over here ( GB] so those things would not be available here , i think Kaminski may have lost the plot when it comes to close ups in outside situation !
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#17 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:51 PM

"Warhorse" was shot over here ( GB] so those things would not be available here , i think Kaminski may have lost the plot when it comes to close ups in outside situation !



Actually there are a few Musco's in the UK.

So am I the only person who actually liked how Indy 4 looked? (the first hour of Indy 4 at least):-)
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:02 AM

I had no issues with the way Indy 4 was filmed. When I show friends the movie (on Blu-ray) they are always impressed how it looks.
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:58 AM

Me neither, i thought the cinematography was pretty good, to me it looks like Kaminski tried to follow in the footsteps of Slocombe, paying a tribute to his cinematography, but with a personal "twist". Actually, I think the movie was ok, but it was almost completely ruined by the ending and by the way exposition was handled.
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#20 John Holland

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:34 PM

Francesco how would define this personal "twist" love to know .
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