Friday, October 4, 2013

Film Frames Friday - Deakins Edition

I saw Prisoners last night, and liked a lot of it: its gritty suburban setting; Hugh Jackman's performance; its ambition. But there was also something wrong with it. It worked extremely hard to present itself as more than just a genre flick, yet resorted to some of the same exploitative shlock tricks as genre flicks do (often denying logic), and dressing it up as social commentary. Still, if nothing else, it's one beautiful-to-look-at piece of thriller making. How is it possible that Prisoner's cinematographer, Roger Deakins, has never won an oscar. Below are ten shots he's composed. I think I've done this before on Film Frames Friday but it bears repeating.

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