Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Cinematographers We Love
We here at GyllenBabble have long had a serious crush on cinematographer extraordinaire, Rodrigo Prieto. Never has an actor been so lovingly filmed as Jake Gyllenhaal was in Brokeback Mountain under the eye of Prieto. None of us will ever be able to forget those iconic frames of film where he was able to capture that look of longing, wanting, love so brilliantly.
I could go on, but I think you get the picture. Rodrigo Prieto was responsible, in no small part, for turning me into the fan I am today.
With the release of Rendition today on DVD our thoughts now turn to another cinematographer we could be in love with - Dion Beebe. In filming Jake version 2.0 I think Mr. Beebe could give Mr. Prieto a run for his money. Mr. Beebe is able to capture this more mature Jake and the results are stunning.
At the top of this post today is a Rendition screencap (all bow to Stephanie and IHJ) that took our breath away. What I notice immediately between Prieto and Beebe is that Beebe was able to capture Jake in a lot of left profiles (which happens to be his more stunning profile, if that's possible).
Ahoy! Gratuitous boxer brief capture, but also - left profile.
Beebe was also able capture Jake's freakishly long, sexy fingers. I don't think I've ever quite seen them looking this long before. Do fingers continue to grow throughout your life?
Rodrigo Prieto and Dion Beebe. Geniuses in their field.
And now if you'll excuse me, I have Deleted Scenes and a film to watch. But I'll end this post the way I started it with the screencap that took our breath away.
All screencaps courtesy of IHJ.