Collection of projects shot between the summer of 2011 and 2012.
All projects available in the Projects tab.
for this week, I chose Conrad L. Hall and his last motion picture before he left us in 2003 – Road to Perdition.
This scene is the final confrontation between Michael Sullivan and John Rooney (an assassin and his boss).
The unseen figure firing (and his silhouette slowly being defined by the muzzle flashes) , the slow track with Rooney in the center (with the bullets catching everyone but him), the beautiful fall off of light on the shoulders and the face of Rooney and Michael and the amazing reflections and sparkle of the drops of rain, this scene is a perfect example of a cinematographer at the top of his game.
There’s a spoiler in the scene so for those who haven’t watched the film, be warned.
This will be a periodic blog post on my perspective of great moments in film and their visual artists.
The selection will (most of the times) be based on the quality of the cinematography and the emotions that the scenes evoke on us, the viewers and admirers.
I won’t try and analyze them, define or criticize them, I’ll just leave that to you.
When possible, I thoroughly recommend seeing these scenes and their movies, on BluRay, or when possible, in the theaters.
Hope you guys enjoy them.
First great moment:
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The first and only robbery of the movie.
This scene creates an aura of myth around Jesse James and his men. A mysticism that is effectively captured by Deakins on Camera/Cinematography and by Andrew Dominik’s selection of shots.
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