So LucasFilm drops the newest trailer for ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Story
ROGUE ONE, the first off-shoot movie in the Star Wars cinematic tapestry; by off-shoot I mean a non-Skywalker clan story. It still bothers me that nine films will be made chronicling two generations of the Skywalkers… has any fictional family received as much screen time?
The other day my brother Alex and I were talking about large-format cinema cameras and what makes that acquisition format special, considering that the Oscar-winning film THE REVENANT used the Alexa 65, and just prior to that DP Robert Elswitt, ASC photographed the underwater vault sequence in MISSON: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION with the same camera. He needed the highest resolution and frame size for the extensive CG work required to pull off that amazing, high-tension moment.
Large-format cinema, primarily 70mm films from the late 50s through late 60s have always fascinated me, starting with LAWRENCE OF ARABIA.
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