Friday, January 4, 2008

Note to self: Art Direction in Film

A Year of Living Dangerously (1982).
Starring a very young Mel Gibson and Sigourney Weaver.
Also a surprising and talented performance by Linda Hunt.
Directed by Peter Weir (of Dead Poet's Society Fame).
The art direction for this film is something to die for. Did Herbert Pinter just order up a sky with the perfect lighting or what? I would freeze each scene and print 'em up to put in a fine art photography book. Amazing cinematography.

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