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From the writer of Training Day, the director of Fury, David Ayer comes Suicide Squad. I’m looking forward in watching, the academy award winner Jared Leto as Joker.

– BT, Film Theorist

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The three times consecutive academy award winner for best cinematography ( Gravity – 2014, Birdman
– 2015, The Revenant – 2016), Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC, intended to use film stock for shooting
The Revenant. The rationale why cinematographers choose film over digital camera, in the era of digital
ubiquity is that, films let them capture images with more details, which means more information can be
captured and exhibited on the screen, most importantly, films can be enlarged to larger formats on the
without pixelating or grains.

Emmanuel Lubezki started shooting The Revenant with film. The whole film had to be shot in natural
light. In order to open the eyes of a camera, massive artificial lighting is required. Therefore, film did not
work, because of poor natural light conditions, images were produced with grains.

ARRI had recently launched its digital camera and lenses for large format shooting, ARRI Alexa digital 65mm. Emmanuel Lubezki switched to Alexa digital as the main unit camera and the transition produced desired results. ‘ The Alexa 65 camera and lenses helped us express how we felt in the forest, in the snow, the subtle changes of natural light.’ says, Emmanuel Lubezki.

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Primer (2004) is arguably the best time travel, independent film ever made, based on actual science. It is mind bending and complex to comprehend. If you consider Christopher Nolan’s Memento, Interstellar and Prestige difficult to comprehend, Primer is even more challenging.

The director Shane Carruth is a flight simulation engineer turned independent filmmaker. He has probably used his technical expertise in the film as well, as the movie is loaded with technicalvocabularies, it takes separate effort to understand them first. Carruth, kind of introduced DIY ( Do It Yourself) approach. The virtue of being an independent filmmaker is to take on various roles, apart fromspearheading as director. He wrote, directed, produced, composed music, edited, designed the production and sound. The film was entirely made on a budget of 7000 USD.I deliberately don’t want to talk about the plot as its kind of open for interpretation film. On watching it,I got obsessed about the story and started diving deep into the various technical aspects for weekstogether.

I realized that I was not able to stay focused on other priorities as well. Therefore, I stopped watching Primer or at least I’m attempting to forget the film. It’s a warning. If you watch Primer, you would go into it and get lost. Do you want to?


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