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The Big Lebowski - Lens and Film Stock Used? (1 reply)

2 days ago
MPoeltinger 2 days ago

Hi Roger,

I'm currently writing my master thesis on a visual comparison between The Big Lebowski and The Big Sleep (Light, Cadrage and Movement).

I'm wondering what lenses and film stock you were using.

I've found a lot of information on the lighting setups and the camera but this puzzle is still missing.

Your answer would be very helpful for my thesis!

Thank you very much in advance,

Matthias Pöltinger

Cinematography Student, Hamburg Media School

M a t t h i a s P ö l t i n g e r, Cinematography-Student

2 days ago
dmullenasc 2 days ago

Some clues here... but Roger will give you the actual answers!

I'm just showing you my method of figuring these things out:

Roger switched from Zeiss Super and Standard Speeds to the new Cooke S4's right around this period but "Lebowski" was shot in 1997 and it seems like he switched to Cookes for "The Hurricane" the next year. The Film & Digital Times article on the history of Cooke lenses is a clue.

Kodak Vision 500T 5279 came out in 1996 so odds are high that he used that for his night work.

Kodak Vision 200T 5274 came out in 1997. If I recall correctly, Kodak never made a Vision "1" of 50D and 100T (they later jumped from EXR to Vision2 for those two stocks) so for day exterior work, Roger either used EXR 100T 5248, EXR 200T 5293 or the new Vision 200T 5274.»»»


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