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likes to keep the film alive and adapt as we are making it, so we
did a lot of pre-lighting and ran everything through dimmers to
allow for flexibility."
"Shooting 3-perf gave us about six minutes between reloads," he
says. "By the time David talks to the actors, the camera is reloaded.
Also, when the film is rolling, it intensifies the moment. There's more
concentration around a take, which results in more magic moments.
Add to that, our mutual love for the texture of celluloid."
Silhouettes and partial silhouettes are a key visual motif in the
film. "David wanted to visually dive deeper into character's soul,"
says Sandgren. "We felt the silhouettes symbolized the interior of
the person, making us feel more like we are with them or inside
them, seeing the world around them. Often, we put ourselves in
shadow, with the light on the other
side of the subject or modeling
them from the side."

"When film is rolling, it
intensifies the moment.
There's more concentration
around a take, which results
in more magic moments."

On day one of the 42-day shoot,
production was cancelled due to a
blizzard. But over the course of the
project, shooting on Long Island
in winter helped take the film in a
monochromatic direction.
"Joy learns that achieving her
dreams is difficult, and it was nice to
let the beautiful, snowy landscape
work as a metaphor for the obstacles
she faces. With the white snow and
the black trees, it becomes graphic
and black and white. Other worlds
that Joy finds along the way, are
more colorful, as a visual contrast to
where she comes from."
Film's ability to resolve subtle shades of white was a major
advantage, he says. "With a contrasty lighting, the pull processing
brings the range together, and the entire scene is exposed within that
range. It looks very different than it would if we had shot on digital."
KODAK INCAMERA

Photos: Previous page: (Top) Jennifer Lawrence in Joy.
(Right) DP Linus Sandgren on set. Photo by Merie Weismiller
Wallace. This page: (Top) Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
(Bottom) Edgar Ramirez, Lawrence and Robert DeNiro. (All
photos TM & © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All
Rights Reserved.)



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