QUESTIONS A film is never really good unless the camera is an eye in the head of a poet. - Orson Welles . Discuss with examples. How has film-making been influenced by photography? Provide at least 3 examples. Explore how cinematographers have taken influence from photography and other art forms in the development of a film’s aesthetic.
Roman Vishniac Photos Eastern European Jewish life pre 1939
Schindler’s List Director: Steven Spielberg Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski Kaminksi based the look of this film upon the photographs of Roman Vishniac
http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi4152531737/player http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAH3RTRlCHY Schindler’s List Director: Steven Spielberg Cinematography: Janusz Kaminski Kaminksi based the look of this film upon the photographs of Roman Vishniac http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W74jGQ-CDTE
Saving Private Ryan Find an image by Robert Capa that Spielberg (dir) and Kaminski (cinematographer) made reference to in this film. ROBERT CAPA INFLUENCES MODERN CINEMA
The Shadow Line Edward Hopper http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2004/apr/25/art hopper influences cinematographers
What are the key features of Hopper’s paintings that have influenced the makers of Shadow Line?
Philip Lorca di Corcia Name 2 influences on diCorcia found in the preceding slides.
Cindy Sherman The Untitled Film Stills Series 1977 to 1980 Describe the character of the woman with the letter. Who is the letter from? Is she alone in the room? What could the letter be about? What sort of film may have influenced this image?
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/ten-movies.shtml A photographer describes his passion for 10 films and what makes them essential viewing for an aspiring photographers or cinematographers.
City of Lost Children Directed by Jeunet Find an image by Brassai that reminds you of this. Alternative trailer
Otto Dix – associated with the German Expressionism art movement Where in the trailer can you see this influence?
Find an image by RaoulHausmann and the character in the trailer that might have been influenced by it.