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Roger Deakins On: Hippy Nonsense

Roger Deakins balls out. He's an actual cinematographer, not just a cameraman. This D.P. from the Isle of Britain, has been bringing pictures into motion, and painting the world with lights for over forty years- much longer than that uneaten pile of biology in your vegetable drawer. He's been the D.P./cinematographer on such classics and masterpieces as The Shawshank Redemption, No Country For Old Men, A Beautiful Mind, and Skyfall, just to name a few. He has been nominated for 13 Academy Awards, and 110 other prestigious awards, and won 74 times. His latest endeavor has him working again with the Coen bros on Hail, Caesar!, (previously, he was the DP on the epic masterpiece (and one of my personal favorites) The Big Lebowski), a project that brought him back to working with celluloid. Check out this interesting article in Variety, where Mr. Deakins gives his impressions on his experience working again with film, on a period piece, and again with the Brothers Coen. (((Digital is the present, and the future- that's the point. (All due respect to film users- but...))))