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The Hill movie lensing (3 replies and 3 comments)

Vanniyan
1 month ago
Vanniyan 1 month ago

Dear master roger i am watching 'The Hill' movie. The movie shot on wide lenses. I felt wide lens perfectly works well for sadistic guards rather than sean Connery face and totall prisoners faces. Guards only devil they are torturing the prisoners. But why did they make prisoners faces also distorted and seems like evil! What do you think about sean connery distorted face!

There is a shot all prisoners clip up the sand hill and finally they are all gone except season connery. Sadistic guard said to season Connery "you are gonna continue doubling robert" then camera going fastly to sean connery face. Once you have told fast dolly pushing gives  kind of energy. But this is not energy kind of situation for sean. Fast dolly push also gives shock? Here by i have attached fast dolly pushing shot of sean Connery.

 

 

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Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

We might all do things slightly differently and times change. I understand the dramatic purpose but it does seem a little artificial now. That is why I said that I didn't think a modern audience would accept the way some films were made in the past.

Vanniyan
1 month ago

Do you feel fast dolly pushing create kind of shocking!

Vanniyan
1 month ago

We might all do things differently! Suddenly 'Shawshank redemption' comes to my mind. What focal length did you use in your movie. I believe you used little bit wide lenses. Because both movie similarly guards torturing the prisoners. In both movies guards always like devil.

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

The lenses I used on 'Shawshank' were not as wide as those used on 'The Hill'. Most of the close up shots I made were on a 35mm.

Vanniyan
1 month ago

Master roger i just compared your movie for modern audiences with slight changes as you told! Whats your thought's

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

I don't see a similarity between the two films. The shooting style is quite different.

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