Uncut Gems (Dec. 13)
Josh and Benny Safdie have shot all of their previous projects on some version of celluloid (their early works were all 16mm and they graduated to 35mm on A24’s Good Time, which also catapulted them in the national spotlight). For Uncut Gems they teamed up with cinematography legend Darius Khondji, whose many film credits include David Fincher’s Se7en and James Gray’s The Lost City of Z. Shooting on film requires a certain analogue touch that informs the moviemaking process. There are no drones present here, and any overhead shots are captured with helicopters, furthering a vintage New York feel that executive producer Martin Scorsese no doubt appreciates.
Uncut Gems Tech Box (via IMDb):
Cinematographer: Darius Khondji
Camera: Arricam LT
Lenses: Panavision C-Series Lenses
Format: 35 mm (Kodak)