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Richard Donner, Danny Glover and Mel Gibson filming the original Lethal Weapon.Teaming with Richard Donner (Superman), Stephen Goldblatt (The Help) captured the cinematic antics of Mel Gibson (The Year of Living Dangerously) and Danny Glover (Places in the Heart) in Lethal Weapon (1987) and Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). “Michael Riva [The Color Purple] who has unfortunately passed away was the designer of the two Lethal Weapons that I worked on, he made remarkable sets. For example the big sequence in Lethal 2 where the iconic Hollywood house comes down the mountainside, all of the interiors were shot on a set even though the place was large enough to have accommodated us. We built the set for various practical and safety reasons so we could tilt it and blow it up without anybody being killed. »
Trevor Hogg chats with Academy Award nominated cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt about being a teenage photojournalist, working with director Mike Nichols, the Oscars and the current state of filmmaking...
My sister is a painter and architect, my father was a doctor but he always wanted to be a musician, and my mother was interested in painting. I was surrounded by art in my childhood,” states Stephen Goldblatt who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved with his family to the United Kingdom at the age of seven; four years later he became obsessed with photography and later as a teenager Goldblatt was hired to work for London Life Magazine owned by the Sunday Times. “I was working as a photographer when I was 18. The thing about old style film photojournalism was that you were telling a story in still pictures and not being digital, you tended to try to do »
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