Frame by Frame – Sweet Virginia (2017)

Year2017
Decade2010s
CinematographerJessica Lee Gagné (imdb link)
Director – Jamie M. Dagg
Aspect Ratio2.39
DistributorIFC Films
GenreNeo Noir
CameraArri Alexa Mini
LensesPanavision Primos
FormatDigital

Categories
Clink on any link to see similar frames from other films.
Dawn                             Car Shots                         Diners                                  Hotels
Low Key Lighting       Long Takes                      Mirrors/Reflections         Frames Within Frames
Silhouettes                   Full Shots                        Establishing Shots           Foreground/Background

The Movie
A triple homicide in a remote Alaskan town brings together a former rodeo champion (Jon Bernthal) and a violent drifter (Christopher Abbott) in this moodily photographed neo-noir. Though set in Alaska, the film was shot largely in Hope, British Columbia – the same location as Rambo’s inaugural outing First Blood (1982).


Single Frames


Groups of Frames

Shot/Reverse Shot

Dawn

Car Shots – Night

Diner

Hotel

Low Key Lighting

Long Take

A 2 minute and 37 second oner – The camera starts in the back seat of the car with Christopher Abbott driving. He pulls into a parking lot and gets out to use a payphone while the camera continues to shoot from inside the car.

Full Coverage

The following scenes have been broken down to include a frame from every set-up.

Lawyer’s Office

Imogen Poots’ character receives some unexpected news about the dire financial circumstances of her late husband. This scene has only three set-ups:

#1) A static shot of the lawyer entering and sitting down (out of frame) at his desk.
#2) An over-the-shoulder medium shot on the lawyer.
#3) The rest of the scene plays out in this close-up on Poots, focusing on her reaction as she receives the news about her husband rather than cutting back to the lawyer.

Parked Car – Day Exterior

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