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Martin Kristiansen

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Re: 21st Century Film and TV Cinematography Recommendations
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2019, 11:56:21 pm »

This is 21st century: "Peaky Blinders," a crime TV series placed in the early 20th century Birmingham, England. Wonderful atmospherics, light, camera, chiaroscuro scenes.

Thatís a great pick Slobodan. The soundtrack is also very good. One of my favorite shows.  The only thing that bugs me is the industrial scenes where they insist on random belches of flam squirting out of u likely machinery. I worked in a foundary where some of that stuff is shot and it doesnít look that that. A personal bitch.
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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2019, 12:37:16 am »

Thatís a great pick Slobodan. The soundtrack is also very good. One of my favorite shows.  The only thing that bugs me is the industrial scenes where they insist on random belches of flam squirting out of u likely machinery. I worked in a foundary where some of that stuff is shot and it doesnít look that that. A personal bitch.

Agreed. An excellent series in all repects, save those egregious flame belches. Photogenic but gratuitous.
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Re: 21st Century Film and TV Cinematography Recommendations
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2019, 03:35:37 am »

I really enjoyed the film "Lincoln" with Daniel Day Lewis. The way scenes and actors are lit is something to savour.

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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2019, 05:31:33 am »

The Grand Budapest Hotel together with Jean de Florette and Manon des Source are three of my favourite films and stand the test of repeated watching.

Another film with superb cinematography is Girl with a Pearl Earring, the lighting doing justice to the master, Johannes Vermeer.
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Re: 21st Century Film and TV Cinematography Recommendations
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2019, 08:53:49 am »

Keith you should give 'Mr Robot' a look. I have only seen series one, then my cable was cut off. But I plan to watch the series somewhere else.

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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2019, 09:32:49 am »

Keith you should give 'Mr Robot' a look. I have only seen series one, then my cable was cut off. But I plan to watch the series somewhere else.

JR

Thanks, John, it looks interesting.
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Re: 21st Century Film and TV Cinematography Recommendations
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2019, 09:42:10 am »

The Grand Budapest Hotel. Great movie but considering anything and everything in it was carefully and exactingly set up and composed, as an influence for a In Public photographer it could be frustrating, to say the least.

I've a pesky head cold at the moment, so what better way than to spend the afternoon than revisiting The Grand Budapest Hotel, which I've just done. Still superb.

How to emulate though? Well, a super-wide lens with obvious barrel distortion would go some way to reproducing the look.

Anyway, thanks for the reminder.
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Re: 21st Century Film and TV Cinematography Recommendations
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2019, 09:46:49 am »

Surprised nobody mentioned Longmire yet.
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Re: 21st Century Film and TV Cinematography Recommendations
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2019, 03:59:02 pm »

Longmire is good for southwestern US landscape imagery and rustic interiors.

Another TV series I'd suggest is the Swedish version of Wallander.

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« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2019, 04:24:38 pm »

Longmire is good for southwestern US landscape imagery and rustic interiors.

Another TV series I'd suggest is the Swedish version of Wallander.

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Bergman in colour?

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Re: 21st Century Film and TV Cinematography Recommendations
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2019, 05:40:19 pm »

Another 21st century atmospheric crime drama, The Killing. Never has the brooding, perennially raining Seattle looked so bad that it is good.

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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2019, 06:13:54 pm »

I just finished The Killing a few days ago. Fantastic series with a very 80s cinematography. First couple of seasons were shot on film.

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Re: 21st Century Film and TV Cinematography Recommendations
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2019, 02:18:08 pm »

Watched the second part of the Beeb's art-cum-foodie take on Rome, last night.

Again, it convinced me that cinematographers have better graphic vision than guys stuck in stills. There were some beautiful long-shots with great compression characteristics which you seldom see come from traditional landscape shooters who appear not to care about longer focal lengths. I've been to Rome a few times (long ago, worse luck) and the naked eye, which is how I figure most landscape/cityscape people think, didn't show me what later photographic representations in various documentaries manage.

There is so much more to be had than a rigidly held grip on normal or wider focal lengths can offer one.

How I'd love to live there today; so much visual scope.

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Re: 21st Century Film and TV Cinematography Recommendations
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2019, 03:52:23 pm »

And speaking of food...

The Netflix series "Chef's Table" has, I think, some of the most luscious cinematography I've ever seen in documentary. And the content is interesting as well. It is a very good exploration of what it takes in personal terms to rise to the top of you field.

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« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2019, 04:01:38 pm »

I have finished looking at the first (?) set of the Italian Gomorra crime series, and think that there are some pretty good scenes that evoke both Engrenages and Braquo, which leads me to suspect there must be a current European flavour of both directing and colour.

Gomorra has some impressive medium-to-long shots of low-grade housing blocks in Naples that are quite remarkable. They are reminiscent of a few old 50s hotels that grew up to embrace mass tourism in Mallorca, with each higher level receding to allow an open terrace area. In their cinematic, and probably real state of disrepair, they make for very interesting takes on cityscape art. No need, then, for nothing but beauty in that genre unless, of course, it's for a client selling that. Equally, not areas I'd ever want to be found with a camera.

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Re: 21st Century Film and TV Cinematography Recommendations
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2019, 03:50:18 am »

A resurrection for Easter, no, not that one, but rather, this thread.

Just to add the series Fleabag, staring the wonderful Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Fleabag

All episodes now available in UK on iPlayer. 
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Re: 21st Century Film and TV Cinematography Recommendations
« Reply #36 on: April 21, 2019, 08:30:33 am »

I loved IDA...B&W and fixed camera position. A dream for still image study.

Happy Easter

Peter
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