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The 2017 World War II thriller about the evacuation of British and Allied troops from Dunkirk beach.
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ArmandFancypants wrote:Blocking, staging, and sometimes framing are not the dop's remit
What is "the dop's remit"?

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MyCocaine wrote:No it doesn't .

The framing, blocking and staging is flat and bland as ever. It's good movie though.

Having rich colours and outlandish scenery doesn't equal beautiful cinematography.
MyCocaine wrote:True.

Still nothing remarkable about the cinematography in Guardians.
It still looked much better than the rest of Marvel movies. I'd say Doctor Strange looked good too (judging by the trailer).

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ArmandFancypants wrote:Blocking, staging, and sometimes framing are not the dop's remit
Blocking and staging aren't the DP's remit, but a good one can make suggestions to improve it.
Framing is a remit though, unless you're working with something like Fincher, but even then, it's the DP's job to make the best of it and avoid making it feel bland, unless the story requires otherwise.

The problem with the marvel films is that they mostly feel like tv-films shot in 2.39 aspect ratio. The lighting is pretty flat and so are the compositions. (Black Panther looked like a improvement).
Also, the fact that they (over)use greenscreen doesn't help as well.

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Nicewatch wrote: -I’ve heard that the Blade Runner and Justice League trailers are attached to the 70mm prints, is that true?
True in the 70mm I went to (tiny theater, small screen; wtf?)

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King of Prussia 70mm film IMAX showed trailers for Blade Runner, Justice League, and The Last Jedi.

My opinion - Blade Runner images were quite dark, did not really take advantage of the format, Justice League looks super fast and annoyingly fake/CGI to me (but I generally don't like superhero movies), and The Last Jedi looked gorgeous in 70mm IMAX film.

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Boyd wrote:
ArmandFancypants wrote:Blocking, staging, and sometimes framing are not the dop's remit
Blocking and staging aren't the DP's remit, but a good one can make suggestions to improve it.
Framing is a remit though, unless you're working with something like Fincher, but even then, it's the DP's job to make the best of it and avoid making it feel bland, unless the story requires otherwise.

The problem with the marvel films is that they mostly feel like tv-films shot in 2.39 aspect ratio. The lighting is pretty flat and so are the compositions. (Black Panther looked like a improvement).
Also, the fact that they (over)use greenscreen doesn't help as well.
"something like Fincher" :lol:
Sanchez wrote:http://www.lemonde.fr/cinema/article/20 ... _3476.html

Haven't seen this anywhere. Apparently a French critic is furious about how Nolan depicts the evactuation, and is wondering where all the 120.000 French soldiers that also were evacuated are.

I don't know French at all, I just stumbled upon this article on a Norwegian news site.

Edit: Just saw this article in English: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -film.html
You're Norwegian?

And that's clickbait outrage blown out of proportion.

Nobody in France is angry except for a small group of vocal critics.
dormouse7 wrote:King of Prussia 70mm film IMAX showed trailers for Blade Runner, Justice League, and The Last Jedi.

My opinion - Blade Runner images were quite dark, did not really take advantage of the format, Justice League looks super fast and annoyingly fake/CGI to me (but I generally don't like superhero movies), and The Last Jedi looked gorgeous in 70mm IMAX film.
Agree with you on Justice League.

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ArmandFancypants wrote:Blocking, staging, and sometimes framing are not the dop's remit
What is "the dop's remit"?
DoP - Director of Photography

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Thanks.

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