Who could say “Nein!” to a face like that?

Posted by · 6:06 pm · October 2nd, 2009

Not me.  And can we just give Dion Beebe his second Oscar now?  Talk about a race virtually sapped of intrigue (if we’re being honest):

Penelope Cruz in Nine

One more reason after the jump.

Daniel Day-Lewis in Nine

(Courtesy: Rope of Silicon)

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  • 1 10-02-2009 at 6:30 pm

    Bryan said...

    Reminds me of that fabulous shot in Atonement.

  • 2 10-02-2009 at 6:32 pm

    Brad Brevet said...

    Cool pics Kris

  • 3 10-02-2009 at 6:46 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Bryan: You mean:



  • 4 10-02-2009 at 6:56 pm

    Bryan said...

    Yep. That one.

  • 5 10-02-2009 at 7:37 pm

    AmericanRequiem said...

    lets not call it until due time

  • 6 10-02-2009 at 7:46 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    Wow. Dion Beebe might earn it this time. Color me excited.

  • 7 10-02-2009 at 7:49 pm

    Encore Entertainment said...

    Atonement really was shot beautifully. That shot with DDL above looks really good though.

  • 8 10-02-2009 at 7:50 pm

    Cameron said...

    Wow-Andrew lesnie had better bring his A-game

  • 9 10-02-2009 at 9:00 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    I love his work in Chicago. Geisha was boring and traditional anamorphic which never looks good to me under hyper stylized conditions.

  • 10 10-02-2009 at 11:46 pm

    John Y. said...

    We still need to see what “The Tree of Life” looks like… Emmanuel Lubezkihas been due for some time now.

  • 11 10-03-2009 at 12:58 am

    Blake said...

    I saw A Serious Man tonight and thought Roger Deakins’ lighting and compositions were some of the very best of his career (he is also camera operator). I think this film would be an excellent choice to finally give him the Oscar, as unconventional a choice as this would be.

    If not him, I could only really see this going to Beebe again.

  • 12 10-03-2009 at 1:46 am

    Alex said...

    I think it’ll be Beebe. The Lovely Bones seems a bit stale for some reason. Wouldn’t count out Deakins but this isn’t the film to win him an Oscar.

  • 13 10-03-2009 at 1:50 am

    Alex said...

    Now that I read John Y’s comment, Emmanuel Lubezki is owed an Oscar for ‘Children of Men’. ‘Tree of Life’ could be his ticket.

  • 14 10-03-2009 at 3:38 am

    Eunice said...

    Wow. No matter what you say about Rob Marshall, he knows how to choose his people. I’m excited. I hope this is Beebe’s golden ticket.

  • 15 10-03-2009 at 4:09 am

    Glenn said...

    I’ve always found Beebe’s best work to be the unrewarded stuff. His lensing of Jane Campion’s “In the Cut” and Michael Mann’s “Collateral” were simply masterful. I’d rank them as two of the five best works of cinematography this decade. And then there’s his Australian work before he went to America. Work such as “Praise”, “Goddess of 1967”, “Holy Smoke”, “What I Have Written” and “Charlotte Grey”. Great stuff.

  • 16 10-03-2009 at 4:21 am

    Glenn said...

    And “Miami Vice”. That work dripped of Miami sweat, which is an odd compliment. The blue-lit bridge moment alone was perfect.

  • 17 10-03-2009 at 8:25 am

    Matthew said...

    Amen to Lubezki being owed an Oscar for “Children of Men.” As much as I love “Pan’s Labyrinth,” when they won I was mad enough to get up in my chair and arch my eyebrows. Yeah. That mad.

  • 18 10-03-2009 at 3:34 pm

    SALO said...

    I hope not, Kris.

    Beebe is a talented DP, but, as Glenn already said, his best work by far is with Campion and Mann.

    “Chicago” is a HIDEOUS-LOOKING film, and “Nine” appears to be replicating a similar color scheme, replete with lots and lots of stage lighting. Man, I HATE Rob Marshall movies …