Once Upon a Time In Hollywood DP Robert Richardson gets philosophical about the art of film projection, the beautiful failures of old lenses, and how we will all end up like Rick Dalton. Here’s my talk with the three-time Oscar winner for Filmmaker Magazine.
(Above, photo by Andrew Cooper) Shooting an action scene from a fictional Rick Dalton flick in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. The behind the scenes pic is featured in the August issue of American Cinematographer magazine, which includes interviews with DP Robert Richardson, colorist Yvan Lucas, and gaffer Ian Kincaid. The story is currently only accessible in the print edition, but if you’re interested in such things I highly recommend subscribing. A two-year digital subscription is only $50.
Here’s Richardson on the film – his sixth with Tarantino – from the American Cinematographer piece:
“It’s about mortality, about the recognition of when we slowly begin to fade from a place in the spotlight to somewhere else. [It’s also] a celebration of a time period in Hollywood that was shifting – as Quentin has said, it is his love letter Hollywood.”
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