"Scott" vs "Ephron"
December 14, 2006 4:27 PM Subscribe
FilmSchoolFilter: In terms of cinematography, what factors cause different movies to, well...look different?
posted by zardoz to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Take the films of, say, Tony (or Ridley) Scott, compared with, say, Nora Ephron (or any random contemporary "romantic comedy" director). It's hard to put into words, but Scott's films have that really "movie" look--narrow depth of field, almost grainy, with sharp lens flares, etc. Meanwhile Ephron's movies look almost like video--bright light, wide angle lenses, almost simplistic.
Another example of two movies by the same director, Rob Reiner. "A Few Good Men" has that "movie" look I described above, but "The Princess Bride" looks completely different, that more simplistic style.
Is this a difference in lenses? Cameras? Film stock? Lighting? All of the above?