XIXAX Film Forum

The Archives => The 2005 Xixax Awards => Topic started by: Jeremy Blackman on February 25, 2005, 08:25:39 PM

Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on February 25, 2005, 08:25:39 PM
(http://xixax.com/files/awards05/cinema_trophy.jpg)(http://xixax.com/files/awards05/cinema_pic.jpg)
Best Cinematography: COLLATERAL (Dion Beebe & Paul Cameron)

THE NOMINEES

The Aviator
Collateral
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Hero
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: cowboykurtis on February 25, 2005, 11:21:37 PM
thats a fucking joke
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: Film Student on February 26, 2005, 01:50:02 PM
I actually agree with this one.  The time and effort put into the look of this film is astounding.  They actually invented new technology that allowed their digital cameras to basically be able to see in the dark.   It's a great looking movie.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: pete on February 26, 2005, 02:02:16 PM
Quote from: Film Student
They actually invented new technology that allowed their digital cameras to basically be able to see in the dark.


they did?
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: Myxo on February 26, 2005, 02:28:52 PM
I'm a :yabbse-thumbup: on this winner as well.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: Film Student on February 26, 2005, 04:28:54 PM
Quote from: pete
Quote from: Film Student
They actually invented new technology that allowed their digital cameras to basically be able to see in the dark.


they did?


Yeah.  At a Q&A in L.A. over the summer, Mann went into great detail about what they did and how they did it.  Unfortunately most of the technical jargon was completely over my head so I can't really explain it, other than to say that they put an immense amount of time, money, and expertise into the cinematography alone.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: grand theft sparrow on February 27, 2005, 09:05:39 AM
This is the only one of the 5 I didn't see and I'm about to order it on pay-per-view (thank God they got smart and put widescreen movies up).  But I have to say that, from what I've seen, Collateral is the least engaging of them all based on the clips I've seen.  No disrespect to Mann at all, I'm sure it looks good but up against Yeoman for Life Aquatic or Christopher Doyle, who provided Hero with one of its few (and definitely the most) saving graces.

If I change my mind in 2 hours, I'll post an apology.
Title: Best Cinematography
Post by: Alexandro on February 28, 2005, 10:57:12 PM
when i saw collateral for the first time, there were moments when i wasn't even even paying attention to the movie because i was thinking of how beautiful it looked. night never looked so great before...