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Revolutionary road frank close up (5 replies and 3 comments)

Vanniyan
1 month ago
Vanniyan 1 month ago

Dear master roger when in 'revolutionary road' Bart Pollock and frank make conversation in restaurant. Pollock brain wash Frank's for continue his sales man jobs. When I watch frank close up i felt something unease from the camera distance and Frank's face. I can't figure out exactly which focal length.  may be 65mm!. But it seems slight high angle. Why did you make this choice. Bart Pollock face also little distorted. In His scene lensing completely aesthetic choice?

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Vanniyan
1 month ago
Vanniyan 1 month ago

Roger could you please consider this one. The camera seems little close to frank. I assume the slight high angle close shot purpose for frank get uncomfortable! Right?

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

The lens was probably a 65mm. I was shooting super 35mm and that would seem right. Whether the camera was consciously higher or it just 'felt right' when I was setting the camera I couldn't say. These things are usually done instinctively.

Vanniyan
1 month ago
Vanniyan 1 month ago

Oh tha thank you. I need to ask flash back scene winslet lying on sofa. There is a hard back light for her in that shot. The idea of harsh back light for strong re collection of her pleasant memory.

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Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

It was a happy moment!

Vanniyan
1 month ago

Roger Please Apologize for my wrong words. The scene about quit opposite!.

Vanniyan
1 month ago

Master roger your words little confused me. Thats what also i commented confused. Did you use harsh back light for happy moment. Some peoples working hard back light for sad mood. What's your thoughts about strong back light?

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

A strong back light is a tool like any other. I must have though it fit with the scene you are pointing to.

Mike
1 month ago

Vanniyan,
That is a happy scene, it is a ‘positive‘ emotion reading a love letter So colours are more intense, more vibrant, endorphins are everywhere. Some people call it Being in ‘love’. That’s a great scene imo.

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