Year – 
Decade – 
CinematographerBenoît Delhomme (imdb) (instagram)
Director – 
John Hillcoat
Aspect Ratio2.35
The Weinstein Company; Annapurna
GenreDrama; Period Piece; 1930s
Arri Alexa
Lenses – 
Zeiss Master Primes; Angenieux Optimo zooms; Spherical
FormatDigital capture
Categories – (Click on any of the following to see similar frames from other films) Night Exteriors; Reflections; Frames Within Frames; Silhouettes; Car Shots; Dusk; Three Shots

The Movie

At the tail end of Prohibition, three moonshine bootlegging brothers (Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Jason Clarke) refuse to bend when a federal agent (Guy Pearce) tries to cut himself a piece of the pie. Based on a true story.

Shot/Reverse Shot


Lawless marked the first feature shot digitally for cinematographer Benoît Delhomme (The Proposition, A Most Wanted Man). It also came in the early years of the Arri Alexa’s rise to dominance. Click on any frame below to read Delhomme’s thoughts on the transition. All quotes come from this article on the French Society of Cinematographers website.

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