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#1 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 11:07 PM

A very rare interview with Amir Mokri. In fact, I think it's the first one I've ever seen - and I've been a fan of his all the way back to Pacific Heights and Blue Steel. Never seen an AC article about him ever, despite all he's done. Slick, but a masterful cinematographer.

 

http://variety.com/2...ion-1201477816/


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#2 Miguel Angel

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 02:26 AM

Thank you!
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Posted 13 May 2015 - 06:10 PM

That's amazing! I remember not being able to do a MAN OF STEEL article because of his non-participation, and even though PIXELS was discussed for coverage, it was shot down because of his known reticence. It isn't like he's talking f stops and balloon lights here, but it is a start, anyway.


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#4 Miguel Angel

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 06:15 AM

Next time they need to make Masanobu Takayanagi talk about something, even if it is just the weather! :) 


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:46 AM

Reading this interview was like seeing Bigfoot. I was gonna post about it but you beat me to it.

About Takayanagi, he's given a few interviews (definitely more than Mokri, haha). I think some were with Kodak and Panavision.

I've emailed him a few questions over the years. He was always very nice and I appreciated him taking the time to reply.

Hopefully someone does a story on Black Mass.
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#6 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 01:21 PM

There's a scene in Lord Of War where Cage and Leto talk in this open air ruin. Mokri choses to negative fill/black the camera side and have them play as a silhouette, even though that could probably not happen for real in that location. But it looks great and creates contrast. Mokri has always been full of little slightly-pushing-the-reality tricks like that, which makes him very interesting.

 

Here's a terrible clip of that scene in pan and scan, but it was the only one I could find:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=UMX9RVx2idM


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