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Symmetry In BR2049 Question For Roger (3 replies and 2 comments)

RobertoAntonioni
4 weeks ago
RobertoAntonioni 4 weeks ago

I was rewatching this film for probably the 5th time and I just wanted to start off by saying this is the most beautifully shot movie of all time imo. The question I have refers to the stills from the movie I will link as well. I noticed that the symmetry was a bit off in a lot of scenes and I felt like it was intentional because I must've seen it happen over 20x in the film. The line at the top most of the time is not parallel with the letterbox.

I can't find anyone talking about it on the internet though so I wanted to ask if this was intentional? Since I can only link one image here it seems I will put some URL's to screenshots.

Thanks!

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David M
4 weeks ago
David M 4 weeks ago

Someone made a video about this and Roger said it was a mistake or at least not intentional. 

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/composition/slightly-tilted-horizon-in-br-2049/

RobertoAntonioni
3 weeks ago

Oh ok thank you so much. I didn't mean to repost. I will check this link out now.

Roger Deakins
1 week ago
Roger Deakins 1 week ago

That is so interesting! I just don't see it myself!

shenzo
1 week ago
shenzo 1 week ago

Symmetry is a composition choice. It is not a necessity. I don't see anything 'off' in Roger's frames. It is his choice to tell the story.

shenzo
1 week ago

Also it is normal for horizontal lines not to be 'parallel to frame's edge' when the camera is not pointing perpendicular to those lines. I often find more important to try to keep the vertical lines 'straight' than the horizontal ones. Except horizon. But it is all a balance I guess.

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