Premium Member Satsuki Murashige Posted May 14, 2021 Premium Member Share Posted May 14, 2021 A short film by Sofia Coppola, made for NYCB’s 2021 Spring Gala. Only available on YouTube until May 20! https://youtu.be/cS-_IjGYWv4 Film proper starts at 5min, 51sec. I think this is a beautifully-shot, sensitively- edited, stirring, soulful experience. Having spent four years of my middle childhood years at the San Francisco Ballet School, I feel a deeply-rooted connection to the material. Those empty echoing halls, those creaky floorboards, the squeak of leather-soled dance shoes on vinyl - the film brings all of those sensations back. I love the fine line the filmmakers ride between documentary style, dramatic flair, and capturing true performance. This is perhaps one of Sofia Coppola’s best talents as a director. And only captured with two cameras, according to the credits! The color section at the end of the film appears treated with a two-strip Technicolor look, at least to my eye. Maybe it’s just the lighting, in combination with the makeup and costumes, but there seems to be quite a bit of green removed from the image which pulls the film out of the modern context and creates a ‘classical’ feeling - you’re not quite sure if this was shot in 2021, or in 1951. Whether it was intended to have this effect or not, it worked quite well for me. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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