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high angle (1 reply and 8 comments)

Vanniyan
2 weeks ago
Vanniyan 2 weeks ago

Dear master roger this picture from "civil action". Have you seen this movie. When john slitchman talking there is a high angle of road and three fourth of the building composed that shot. He said "no compassion no empathy for our clients suffering". Do you think is there any relationship between the voice over and camera angle. I can't figure out what the masters done.

Vanniyan
2 weeks ago
Vanniyan 2 weeks ago

I forgot to attached the photo.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Screenshot_2019-02-04-17-02-47.jpg
David W
2 weeks ago

Not Roger, whenever there is off screen voice's, it directly correlates to the on screen action. For instance in a dialogue scene, off screen dialogue is more about the emotions or reactions of a character to that dialogue, and on screen dialogue makes whatever the character is saying the focus.

Vanniyan
1 week ago

That's fine. But what is the direct meaning between high angle and dialouges. Is that high angle gods point of view.

Mike
1 week ago

Vanniyan,
I have not seen the film but if you are going to stick a camera high up looking down then it is done for a reason. The correlation between the building and dialogue is to remind the audience that you don’t mess these lawyers as they are going to win. The building is huge and ‘intimidating’ and look how small the cars and pedestrians are in relation to the ‘mass’ of the building. The message in quite clear, don’t play with the ‘big boys’ unless you want to be trodding on.
You will find examples of this in many films but not so much these days.

Vanniyan
1 week ago

Oh well mike.. i am wondering few words from master roger.

David W
1 week ago

You won't get a direct message, but you can make a logical inference from the dull grayish color pallete in comparison with the dialogue, that the company is nefarious. I think that this is what the filmmakers were trying to establish.

Mike
1 week ago

Vanniyan,
I think that you find that Roger is prepping for his new film, as you know that means a lot of work. I am surprised where he finds the time to answer forum questions, that is dedication.

Mike
1 week ago

I think that you will find that he is going back to Prague, according to Hollywood reporter it is called “Dune” another Sci-fi, I do wish him luck on this one.

David W
1 week ago

I believe that Greig Frasher is signed on as the cinematographer for Dune.

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