Posted 29 August 2005 - 12:45 PM
Has anyone seen Vittorio Storaro's two volume Writing with Light? I was able to briefly flip through a copy of volume I in the bookstore at the Dia Museum in Beacon, N.Y. recently, but I have't found either volume in a NY bookstore. There appear to be positive comments on Amazon on Voume I, not so sure about Volume II. Is either volume worth buying?
Posted 29 August 2005 - 02:21 PM
I have Volume One. It's an impressive collection of stills that Storaro took during the shoot, although I wish he had resisted the temptation to do in-camera double-exposures. If you have the money, it's nice to have and flip through. The text is less interesting unless you want to read Storaro's philosophical musings. I'll get the other two someday when I have the cash.
I'd also love to get the HUGE coffee table Taschen book on Kubrick's films.
Posted 02 September 2005 - 03:02 PM
This is funny. Storaro is a (for me, one of the best) cinematographer, with unique visions (in the art of cinematography) based on intellectual and emotional arguments to go beyond the limits. It`s not the tecnical rules (which can be learned by everybody) to realize great cinematography, it`s the individual personality.
However, I started reading this site some years ago and I`m really amazed about the time you spent to respond to lots of peoples questions, David. That`s great!
Posted 03 September 2005 - 01:35 AM