why don't other movies look like koyanaasqaatsi?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by andrew markworthy, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. andrew markworthy

    Sep 30, 1999
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    Be warned, this is a really really stupid question. I've just finished watching the new DVDs of Koyanaasquatsi and Powaasquatsi [apologies for the spelling!]. I don't know if it's the film stock or the lighting or what, but both have a distinctive appearance - colours are vibrant, everything is clear-cut.

    Now here is the dumb question - why does the same general 'look' not appear in other movies? I can't think of anything other than Baraka or occasionally a wildlife film (e.g. some bits of The Blue Planet) where one has the same surface appearance.
  2. Paul Linfesty

    Paul Linfesty Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 15, 2001
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    Because that was the look and feel the cinematographer wanted. Most dramatic movies don't lend themselves to that style. This film was purely visual. I assume you're also seeing it on DVD, which can oftentimes look different than a standard theatrical release print.

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