Claudio Miranda is the cinematographer for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and he recently gave an interview, disclosing some really cool details about the film.
-"It’s a 145-day shooting schedule and a period movie that takes place from 1918 to almost present day. There’s a lot involved with the look of each period."
-"It’s really amazing – some scenes, I’ll put a light bulb in the middle of the frame and it looks fine. Some scenes are really beautiful. The way Viper reacts, the image looks like a painting in a way. One of my favorite scenes is a whorehouse scene, and the textures and colors that were produced looked really beautiful."
-"We’re not letting it go as (visually) dark as you can see in Zodiac. But still, there are actually very dark moments in this movie – it is David, after all, he can’t let that go. "
-"When we needed to shoot at high speed, such as a war sequence, we shot on film. We went to the Caribbean, and to be nimble on our feet we shot film."
-"As far as the look of the film, it’s really quite striking. It looks very different from Zodiac, because it’s a different era and place. This isn’t a big city movie, but 1918 New Orleans. The sets that [production designer] Don Burgess built are beautiful."
A war sequence? A jailhouse scene? A whorehouse? Well, well, looks like Benji ButBut gets himself into some trouble in his de-aging journey. I can't wait to see how David Fincher makes a visually light film look.