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Wide Wide West

O.B. Jackson (James Parks) stumbles through a nighttime storm scene lit by two 30'x40' moon
boxes. Backlight HMIs and 20'x30' soft boxes on Gradalls provide the background glow.

used the crane like it was a dolly."
Richardson adds that there are
always solutions for every change in
method or style. Without a zoom, he
explains, "we did camera moves instead

- such as crane moves. We would start
at the same spot and crane to where the
move was supposed to be. One of those
shots is an early shot on Jesus Road -
near the opening titles - where there is

a statue on the road. We didn't need a
fast zoom, but something that could
creep us out from a closer position, and
we solved it with that move. [Tarantino]
didn't want snap zooms in this film,
anyway - he didn't want that style. But
there are lots of small creeps, which we
did with a dolly.
"Other issues involved things like
sometimes flaring the lens in an 'overcast' way, to the point where the contrast
was no longer working," Richardson
adds. "When I saw that in a couple
takes, I wondered if we would have to
increase contrast in printing, or push
[the negative in processing]. I ended up
pushing a fair portion of this movie by a
half stop to increase the level of contrast
in the lenses."
At press time, the 70mm answer
print for The Hateful Eight was being
prepared at FotoKem, with Lucas working in partnership with Muscarella. "I
work in the lab with the timer on the
answer prints, and we take notes shot by


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