The Mixed Tape

The Visuals of The Road by jedismith89
November 24, 2009, 8:33 pm
Filed under: Film, Thoughts | Tags: , , , ,

As Nolan said up next are the visuals of The Road.

I might throw out some “film geek” terms when talking about The Road but I cannot help myself. This film is on a level that most films never make it too. It shows us more that just the action and “cool shots”.

You feel like you are in their world for every minute and you believe it. Most of the film is shot on real locations in the United States which gives it an authenticity that is lost in most post apocalyptic films who create their worlds with green screen and CGI *cough* 2012 *cough*

The film features stunning Oscar worthy production design.

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Everything felt dirty (the good kind of dirty) not just because of set dressing and costuming and make up (which where amazing) but because of the cinematographer, Javier Aguirresarobe, did a fantastic job with lighting the debris and dust. The air felt dirty.

The trailer is not the best representation of the movie. This is not your typical “end of the world” movie.  It is a story about a father and his son, and this is evident in the choice of shots. There are many tight shots and two shots. Focusing on the characters rather than the destruction of earth and it proves effective. The cinematography brought the relationships to life.

-Trevor Smith


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