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Alex Thomson BSC Document

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Thanks guys, happy to share them.

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Wonderful document, thanks Stephen! Thomson's widescreen photography is such an inspiration to me, he was an absolute master of depth and atmosphere. And as godawful a film as Legend is, the photography (and production design of course) are beyond beautiful.

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Now that Cimino just died, I wanted to give a little link to the end scene of Year Of The Dragon. This is one of Cimino's underrated post-meltdown-Heaven's-Gate films and it's a very good movie. It has excellent cinematography by late Alex Thomson, BSC. Sure, it's a little more sourcy and noir-ish than what's the trend today, but I find the final scenes on the bridge at night to be absolutely stunningly shot. I wish films looked like this today.

 

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Thanks for that link, I hadn't seen the movie -- it's a great ending, I love the backlight on the bridge that almost burns out around John Lone's figure.

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He also shot Labyrinth .. all on sound stages.. this is where I saw him blast, I guess it was a 10k at least.. through.. yes through.. not bounced ...1/4 inch Poly ..!!! that was a soft light !

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