Symmetry In BR2049 Question For Roger (3 replies and 2 comments)
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.
Someone made a video about this and Roger said it was a mistake or at least not intentional.
Oh ok thank you so much. I didn't mean to repost. I will check this link out now.
That is so interesting! I just don't see it myself!
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.
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.