Friday, September 25, 2015

How This Director Shot His First Feature in 35mm and 5 Long Takes

Dennis Hauck's twisty noir "Too Late" takes the classic logline of a "a woman in trouble" to Los Angeles, and to dizzying cinematic heights in beautiful 35mm in five scenes, each of which is one long 20-minute take. John Hawkes plays your archetypal hardboiled gumshoe, a lost man who trails a missing person through the seedy wilds of the city, and into the night. Writer/director Hauck's use of 35mm shapes the film's lived-in texture, transporting us to a Los Angeles that feels family but also like a dream place that could only exist in the movies. "That's all I've ever shot on," said Hauck in a phone interview. He and his cinematographer Bill Fernandez, who...

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