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Why Ed Lachman Chose to Shoot Carol in Super 16mm

7 December 2015 1:31 PM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Carol is getting raves not just for Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett’s subtle performances, but also for Ed Lachman’s cinematography, which was inspired by mid-century street photographers such as Ruth Orkin, Esther Bubley, Helen Levitt and Vivian Maier. In a first-person story for Indiewire, the veteran cinematographer, who has worked with Werner Herzog, Sofia Coppola, Todd Solondz, Robert Altman and Steven Soderbergh, writes about why he and director Todd Haynes chose to shoot the film in 16mm in order to achieve the look of 1952. “We wanted to reference the photographic representation of a different era,” Lachman said. “They can recreate grain digitally now, but […] »

- Paula Bernstein

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Cinematographer Edward Lachman on ‘Carol’ as a Stylistic Foil to ‘Far From Heaven’

7 December 2015 8:52 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The season is early yet but cinematographer Edward Lachman has already picked up honors from the New York Film Critics Circle and the Boston Society of Film Critics for his work in Todd Haynes’ “Carol.” This critical recognition comes on the heels of his Golden Frog win at the Camerimage cinematography film festival in Poland, where he has been recognized in the past for his work with the director. “Carol” marks his fourth collaboration with Haynes, an exploration of repression that plays as a thematic companion piece and yet a formal foil to 2002’s “Far From Heaven.”


Congratulations on the Camerimage Golden Frog award. That must be a great honor.

Oh, yeah. I love Camerimage. It’s such a great opportunity to meet the other cinematographers you would never meet. One year I got to meet Peter Biziou. I never would have gotten to meet him. You don’t feel »

- Kristopher Tapley

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How Nyfcc Award Winner Ed Lachman Shot 'Carol' Through the Prism of '50s Photojournalism

2 December 2015 9:42 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"Carol" is definitely a far cry from Todd Haynes' Douglas Sirk-inspired "Far From Heaven." It's a completely different aesthetic, of course: the difference between expressionism and naturalism, the difference between Hollywood artifice and more delicate photography. Which is why Haynes' long-time Dp Ed Lachman, who earlier today won Best Cinematography from the New York Film Critics Circle, chose to shoot the gorgeous Patricia Highsmith-adapted love story starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara on Super 16 film. Read More: "Todd Haynes and Writer Phyllis Nagy Talk 'Carol,' Glamorous Stars, Highsmith and More" "I wanted to reference the visual language of the time, not Hollywood movies, but the use of color by photojournalists," explained Lachman. "And many of those photographers were women that experimented with color photography: Ruth Orkin, Esther Bubley, Vivian Maier, Helen Levitt. "Each time period has different »

- Bill Desowitz

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