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Bill Pope's Cinematography for Baby Driver Has Panavision Under the Hood

Is it a heist film, a love story, a comedy, an actioner or perhaps a musical? Baby Driver is all of them, straight from the genre-bending mind of writer-director Edgar Wright. Baby-faced Baby is a crack getaway driver recruited for a job that threatens a new love. He wants out, but the heist crew isn't so accommodating. And all this plays out to the soundtrack pulsating from Baby's earbuds. The film from Sony Tristar features Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Jon Bernthal and a Subaru.

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Sense8: John Toll, ASC Navigates a Global Production with Panavision

Eight seemingly disparate people from around the world have become linked. Through telepathy and a kind of astral projection, they bond and help each other using the others’ strengths to fight against a sinister force that is out to eliminate them. Such is the premise for the mind-tripping Netflix original series Sense8, created by J. Michael Straczynski, and Lana and Lilly Wachowski, the visual duo behind The Matrix trilogy and V for Vendetta.

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Blending Comedy and Melancholy for HBO's Crashing

Sam Levy’s calling card features distinctive films like Frances Ha, While We’re Young and Wendy and Lucy. On his latest project, HBO’s Crashing, Levy’s deft touch with the human condition also came in handy. The series centers on a stand-up comedian Pete Holmes as he struggles to make it in New York City. As a cinematographer who began his career in NYC, Levy could relate.

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Updating an Icon: The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven is a classic of American cinema. John Sturges’ 1960 Western, itself a reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s 1954 film Seven Samurai, was photographed by Charles B. Lang, Jr., ASC in the 35mm anamorphic format using Panavision lenses.

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