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At first, cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle jokes about the challenge of shooting much of Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" in an ultra confined space.
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Like "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters From Iwo Jima" two years back, Tom Stern shot two Oscar-contending features for Clint Eastwood a few months apart using the same basic production methodology…
"It's a period piece, so we wanted to keep lighting natural and true to the period," Pfister explains. "At the same time, we wanted to have a realistic and modern approach to the style of filmmaking…
"The real guideline was to not control everything in the frame, either with the photographic area on the negative or with the (physical) camerawork itself," Serra says.
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