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Episode 63 - TURNING THE TABLES - The Assassination of Jesse James (3 replies and 1 comment)

Reese Brucker
2 months ago
Reese Brucker 2 months ago

The tables get turned on Team Deakins in this episode with Greig Fraser asking us the questions, focusing on the film “The Assassination of Jesse James”. Greig asks questions on 7 clips of the film. There is a companion pdf with this episode (see the link below) that lists the approximate time these clips appear in the movie with images of the first and last frames. We get into specific breakdowns of these shots as well as talking about the experience of working with the director, the lyric nature of the book and how that influenced the film as well as the incredible music track from composer Nick Cave. Greig had done his homework and had plenty of questions for us! He led us through a great discussion of this film. Click here to download the companion pdf.

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Vanniyan
2 months ago
Vanniyan 2 months ago

Roger why did you discuss lot more about glass window for jesse james movie. Why did you choose distorted glass for this movie. I know you want distorted image when james looking through the glass. Could you talk more about why director and you wanted distorted image for this movie. 

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

Firstly, the glass represented hand made glass that was true to the period. In actuality, we used regular glass and coated it to create the 'texture' we wanted, which varied from set to set. For the night work we used a thicker coating and a direct light source to create the distinct patterns in those scenes.

Vanniyan
2 months ago

The window glass was period choice right. Then how it will became as well as aesthetic choice. Thicker coating means normal varnish coating?

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

The way the coating was applied changed the distortion effect so we had control over where we could exaggerate the effect.

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