Friday, January 6, 2017

GLORIA , 16mm

(reel 2)

Seeing works like these in their native form is truly something. When films get digitized and transferred to DVD or Blu Ray they get cropped and cleaned up prior to release. Here, I was able to see microphone booms accidentally caught in camera shots, etc... Cassavetes, even with a bigger budget, remained raw and real in every single aspect of his shooting strategies. Such an auteur. So inspiring. The boom becomes John's definitive fingerprint (and probably got the sound man fired after the shoot, lol). bye.