Tuesday, 21 October 2014

GONE GIRL

GONE GIRL
DIRECTED BY DAVID FINCHER
CINEMATOGRAPHER- JEFF CRONENWETH

Technically, I am not actually old enough to see this film because I am only seventeen but thank god I managed to get into the cinema. This was one of my most anticipated films of the season because it is hard for David Fincher to disappoint (excluding Alien 3 obviously). Tonally, this film had a similar 'vibe' to his films such as Fight Club and Se7en although these were far more gritty in my opinion. However, in terms of cinematography it is clear that they are all David Fincher films and look somewhat similar.

By far the most noticeable thing about the cinematography of Gone Girl is the dark and blueish tone that continues throughout that I feel is illustrated by the stills below. Blue is a mysterious colour that foreshadows the dark turn the story will take when we realize the character of Amy's true nature.

On a side note I highly recommend this film to anyone who appreciates stunning cinematography and loves a good plot twist. I hope that's not a spoiler to anyone, it's David Fincher for fuck sake- there's always a twist!
Even if, like me, you are underage to see this film you should try and get in anyway because it is wonderfully shot and the acting is flawless, even from Neil Patrick Harris which was a risky choice but it paid off. Although when I first saw him I did sigh and think to myself "really, Barney from How I Met Your Mother, really, REALLY???". It worked though, just.









What is your favourite David Fincher film?
Which shot do you think is the best?

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES.
DIRECTED BY SOFIA COPPOLA
CINEMATOGRAPHER- EDWARD LACHMAN

This film truly a piece of art. Every shot is so beautiful.
The pastel tones give it a moody and mysterious appearance which makes us as viewers wonder more and more about the Lisbon girls and therefore putting us in the shoes of the boys who have been fascinated by them since childhood.

Coppola's film was based on the novel of the same name by Jeffrey Eugenides which also has this subtle atmosphere of secrecy. 


The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

 
The Virgin Suicides

Personally, my favourite shot is the one of Cecilia Lisbon sitting in the tree. It's so eery and magical that I have a copy of it pinned to my 'inspiration board' on my wall. This shot is definitely one of my all time favourites.

What is your favourite Sofia Coppola film?
Which shot do you like best?