Wednesday, July 01, 2009

On "Public Enemies"

From The Dispatch:
Through the use of digital cameras, cinematographer Dante Spinotti gives the film a grainy, gritty look that, while quite possibly the film's most controversial element, is probably its most successful. The stark, monochromatic palette is similar to the look of Mann's last two films, "Collateral" and "Miami Vice," and it makes what could have been another slick, overproduced period piece feel startlingly contemporary. It makes for an interesting and daring hybrid. The lush sets and gorgeous costumes coupled with the grainy cinematography make for a totally immersive experience, pulling a modern audience into a bygone era of fast cars, tommy guns and femme fatales.
Click here to read my full review.

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