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The Cinematography Of The Dark Knight
Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer, Wally Pfister on the look of the films

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The Cinematography Of The Dark Knight | Yin And Yang
Yin And Yang

"What we didn’t even realise was what a wonderful balance it creates when you’re shooting big set-pieces with very little dialogue and all the fun boy’s toys stuff one week, and then the very next week you’re doing sensitive dialogue scenes. It actually creates a kind of brilliant yin and yang feeling in the entire team. It’s a great balance for the actors and the director and the entire team. Very few directors do that, even now. He was able to prove to the studio within the first week of shooting Batman Begins that we were not only able to shoot our own action stuff, but we were able to stay on schedule, and in the end, in the great Nolan tradition, we were under-schedule and under budget. I’ve absolutely learned on the job working with Chris, even though I came in with a lot more experience than him. I had spent many years doing kind of straight-to-video crap movies, so I had the mechanics down, and I was well-versed in cranking out a movie in 18 days and keeping it rolling, but what we were doing was rubbish. So I was helping him learn about shooting action-style stuff and getting the right coverage and so on, but Chris was applying that in his own way."

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