Sunday, June 28, 2009

the eerie brightness of nighttime

Mr. Mann’s digital manipulations, in particular, which encompass almost pure abstraction and interludes of hyper-realism, is worthy of longer exegesis, one that explores how this still-unfamiliar format is changing the movies: it allows, among other things, filmmakers to capture the eerie brightness of nighttime as never before.

~ Manohla Dargis in her New York Times review of Public Enemies.

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