Here are a few clips from my vacation in Sweden this summer. There are still bunch of stuff to learn about cinematography and I'm learning more and more everyday. The camera is a beauty and who knew filming was so much fun!
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CAROL (2015) is a film about forbidden love. This concept is very much echoed in the film's cinematography. Director Todd Haynes presents us with many shots of Therese watching Carol from afar, Carol unaware she is being observed. In these moments, the camera serves as Therese's POV, forcing us to feel the struggle between her uneasiness and her desire. Even when a character is not secretly observing another person, Haynes often positions his camera in a way that makes us feel like we are the voyeur. Shooting through windows and obscuring our view with door frames, Haynes places us where we are not supposed to be. We are watching something we shouldn't be watching, and that is what makes CAROL such an experience.
Music: "Datebook" by Carter Burwell
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Pawlikowski’s film was among the 5 nominated for the Golden Globe in the category of best foreign language production. Its rivals were Ruben Östlund’s Turist, Gett by the Elkabetz brothers, Zaza Urushadze’s Tangerines and the winner, Leviathan by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Watch the film's star, Agata Trzebuchowska, talk about her work and experience on the film set.