With “Mudbound,” Rachel Morrison
became the first female cinematographer to earn an Asc
feature nomination. Her unique period look could also make her the first woman to receive an Oscar cinematography nomination. That would be special, given the subject matter of Dee Rees
,” which explores the black and white the struggle for the American Dream on the Mississippi Delta of the 1940s.
And in visualizing the contrasts between the black and white family living and working on the same farm, the co-mingling of love and hate, Morrison achieved a poetic beauty that unites them. And for that, she truly deserves the Oscar nomination.
Visualizing the Racial Divide
“The power dynamic is real and that doesn’t ever quite change,” said Morrison, whose next movie is Marvel
’s “Black Panther
.” “It’s about the layers of different power: men over women, white over black, but, above all else, there’s