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    A movie for photographers

    Had a few hours to kill this morning before the games started so was cruising through Showtime looking for a movie to watch. For whatever reason, I had missed this one when it was in the theaters: a Coen brothers film starring Billy Bob Thornton titled "The Man Who Wasn't There."

    Lots of good actors and while the story line is decent, it isn't what I'd call outstanding; I liked it, but suspect not everybody will. IMO the real benefit of this film is spectacular cinematography and lighting. Shot entirely in B&W and done 'film noir' style, the cinematography is phenomenal; essentially being a coherent collection of beautifully framed and composed stills, along with exquisite lighting for each set. I cannot imagine any "street photographer" not appreciating it for those qualities alone.

    imdb overview: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0243133/

    Hope you like it
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    Re: A movie for photographers

    Interestingly, it was shot in color and transferred to B&W. A color version was released in Japan on DVD. Here are some examples of B&W and color versions of the same shots.

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    Re: A movie for photographers

    Interesting. Would have looked okay in bleach-bypass style too, but IMO the B&W was what made it work so well...
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    Re: A movie for photographers

    Cooool, Jack
    Thanx
    Next in Line to rent
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