Interview – Luc Besson 2

    Luc Besson framing Scarlett Johansson for Lucy

    I wrote an article about Lucy that appears in the September issue of American Cinematographer, highlighting the beautiful lighting of cinematographer Thierry Arbogast, AFC. This post presents the second part of an expanded version of my interview with director/operator Luc Besson, going into more detail than we could in print. If you haven’t read part

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    Interview – Luc Besson 1

    Luc Besson operating on Lucy

    I wrote an article about Lucy that appears in the September issue of American Cinematographer, highlighting the beautiful lighting of cinematographer Thierry Arbogast, AFC. While preparing the article, I had the opportunity to have a lengthy and interesting conversation with director/operator Luc Besson. This post presents the first part of an expanded version of my

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    7/10/2014

    Zsigmond Zooms

    Andurand Deneuve Vilmos Zsigmond and his zoom -thefilmbook

    Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, HSC, received the Pierre Angenieux ExcelLens in Cinematography Award during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. I spoke to my friend Vilmos about the event, and about zooms and zooming. +++ Applauded by Pierre Andurand and Catherine Deneuve, Vilmos Zsigmond holds up the ExcelLens zoom lens prize at the Cannes Festival (photo Benjamin

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    6/27/2014

    Cannes 2014 – Freeform Filmmaking

    Farewell to Language -thefilmbook

    This post continues my impressions of the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival. +++ The Cannes Film Festival offers a unique view of the current state of world cinema. In 2014 I was struck by the cinematic forms of the films offered. Farewell to Language by Jean-Luc Godard

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    6/12/2014

    Cannes 2014 – Women Filmmakers

    Cannes 2014 Women Jurors photo call

    This post gathers my impressions of a theme I took away from the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival. +++ I have been attending the Cannes Film Festival for many years, it offers a wonderful snapshot of world cinema, with a curious mixture of art and commerce. Some years Cannes leaves me with the impression of

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