Frame by Frame – Sweet Virginia (2017)
Year – 2017
Decade – 2010s
Cinematographer – Jessica Lee Gagné (imdb link)
Director – Jamie M. Dagg
Aspect Ratio – 2.39
Distributor – IFC Films
Genre – Neo Noir
Camera – Arri Alexa Mini
Lenses – Panavision Primos
Format – Digital
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Dawn Car Shots Diners Hotels
Low Key Lighting Long Takes Mirrors/Reflections Frames Within Frames
Silhouettes Full Shots Establishing Shots Foreground/Background
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).
Groups of Frames
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.
The following scenes have been broken down to include a frame from every set-up.
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