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Re: Gordon Willis, was Further thoughts on the Camera Evaluations

Re: Gordon Willis, was Further thoughts on the Camera Evaluations


Leonard Levy
 

On Jun 23, 2018, at 12:59 PM, Mitch Gross <mitchgrosscml@...> wrote:
A further note on Gordon Willis. Godfather, Part III was shot with a thick negative. The Technicolor IB process was no longer available to him like it was on the earlier films, so Willis exposed differently knowing that he couldn’t get the thick blacks he wanted from standard printing of thinner exposures. 

That’s interesting. My long ago memory of Godfather 3 was that as the film went on it darker and darker in Italy and started falling into the mud though I can’t remember whether it was noisy or just amorphous . That’s not a criticism though . I loved it and imagined Willis was going for a late Caravaggio look where things got darker and darker as if their world was coming apart.  It was a touchstone for me. Tell the truth though I haven’t seen it in a long time and don’t know whether that would come across on video at all or even if my memory was correct. Sometimes its just a bad print or projection :)

Leonard Levy, DP
San Rafael, CA


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