Influencers: Robert Richardson Gives Tarantino’s Films the Sophistication He’d Dreamed Of

Published on Dec 03, 2019

Influencers: Robert Richardson Gives Tarantino’s Films the Sophistication He’d Dreamed Of

Cinematography this century has moved in three distinct directions: desaturation, unlit, and a looser (handheld) and more floating (gimble) camera movement. And then there’s the style of Robert Richardson, who continued to shoot films with bold colors, a strong overhead light that pushed pockets of the celluloid to the edge of exposure, and a precise camera that moves with conviction. Every inch of his considerable technical prowess front and center.

After playing a key roll in delivering the intentionally over-the-top visual excess of “Casino,” and the swirling disorientation of “Bringing Out the Dead,” Martin Scorsese recognized Richardson as the perfect conduit to the “movie” phase of his career that would follow. Richardson’s ability to precisely dial-in to each of a director’s wide array of camera movements had never been more evident, from the sweeping playfulness of “Hugo,” to the high flying mania of Howard Hughes in “The Aviator,

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Author: Chris O'Falt