'Much Ado About Nothing' and Why the Future of Monochrome Cinematography Isn't Black & White. Film.com examines the art of black and white film in an age "where it's even less prominent than it was in the days of the rebellious French New Wave.". Much Ado's cinematographer Jay Hunter describes using the RED EPIC camera and shooting black and white digitally:
"I was shooting a lot of scenes in the movie in very low light conditions. Particularly the night interiors and exteriors. To the eye they looked too dark. Then we'd turn the camera on, set the camera, and it would pop like crazy. It's cool for the actors because it puts them at ease, like they're in a real environment."
Elsewhere in the article Hunter mentions Godard's "Breathless" as a talking point for Much Ado, 'a free-flowing, softer touch to a style known for its stark qualities'.
June 05 2013
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