Cinematography is a unique combination of the
artistic and the scientific - capturing the light and
framing the scene can make all the difference to a
scene in mood & aesthetic. The operation of the
cinematography helps create a flow
to the entire film. As the story plays out, you
want to know with nanoseconds of information
to the brain, where is this moment going?
Here are the 2010 nominated cinematographers:
Who will carry home the Oscar?
- “Black Swan” Matthew Libatique
- “Inception” Wally Pfister
- “The King's Speech” Danny Cohen
- “The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth
- “True Grit” Roger Deakins
Matthew Libatique, known for work on music videos, has worked with Arononsky on "Requim for a Dream" and "The Fountain" - as "Black Swan" has gotten so much buzz and quickly reached beyond its one screen theater release- He as a very good chance of winning this one.
Wally Pfister is also a very strong contender, considering "Inception" didn't get noticed elsewhere (that is a topic for another writing). His previous work includes, "The Dark Night" and one of my favorites, "Memento".
Danny Cohen has had an eclectic career, I haven't seen much of his work - but I would love this win!! Beautiful work.
Jeff Cronenweth is known for intense tight shots, I'm not a fan of the dark pulled frames- but this film needed a way to be taken seriously and his camera work offers that to what might be the winning movie (????, I know right?). His other work includes "Fight Club" and "One Hour Photo"
Roger Deakins is a cinematographer that adapts to the work at hand. Creating a framework if you will, for the characters and the story - not the other way round. While definitely carrying a style of his own - his work with a variety of Coen Brother films shows his fluidity.
Break a Leg to all- This is one of the tougher decisions for the academy.