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My first film was done in black-and-white, because, in 1968, it was the will of many directors, producers, whatever, to do dramatic films in black-and-white, because they were scared to film in color in a dramatic area. At the time, people thought that maybe color was not recorded well in the shadows. A dramatic story needs conflict, so needs contrast between light and shadows. But, after the ...
Created the "Univisium" system - a 3-perforation 35mm format with an aspect ratio of 2:1 - with the intention of this becoming a universal aspect ratio for both film and TV. He has insisted on cropping all of his movies to the 2:1 aspect ratio in order for his films to comply with the Univision system.
Scenes are often illuminated with light from the side instead of overhead. For interiors the main source of light appeared to come through windows; for exteriors, the sun low in the sky.