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My favorite shots: The creatives behind The Old Man, Blindspot, Physics and more talk about their favorite images on their respective shows


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Most episodes of FX’s Patient stick to the perspective of Steve Carell’s Alan Strauss, who is A therapist Gleason who is held captive by a serial killer played by Domhnall. But in episode seven, “Kaddish,” the camera zooms out. Director Gwyneth Hodder-Payton filmed through a rain-soaked window in the basement where Karel was imprisoned as Allen read out the Jewish prayers of mourning for his dead wife and himself took his photo. The Patient The Patient “It felt like it was time to pull the camera back and look at this man in pain,” executive producer Chris Long said. ) said. The Patient The Patient With backlight pouring through the glass blocks, Karel stands majestically, holding in his hand a sheet of paper printed for him by his captors. Paper with Kadish words written on it. It was an emotional moment, but Lang and creators Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields decided it was best to keep the character alone.
The Patient “Shooting through glass creates distorted reality and reflections,” Long explained. “It makes Ellen’s image less clear. It’s not a clean, sharp image.” The Patient The Patient For Lang, this Not only is the shot devastating, but it’s a generalization of all departments of the show from detail to production. The design embodies the nuances of Karel’s performance. “It’s a shot where everyone gets a little bit involved,” he said. — Esther Zukerman

Transatlantic (Netflix)

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The Patient Netflix’s Transatlantic tells the true story of the Emergency Relief Committee, which helped refugees escape Nazi-occupied France during World War II. This shot from the third episode centers on actress Gillian Jacobs as Mary Jayne Gold in a scene where she is sneaking into a British prisoner of war camp. “British intelligence needed photos of prisoners of war in French POW camps in order to make passports for them,” explains showrunner and co-creator Anna Winger. Gold sneaks in and poses as the inmate’s wife in order to photograph them with a lipstick camera.
The Patient Wenger added that Gold used her gender as a secret weapon. “I like the idea that women in World War II had a special power — that they could use what was seen as a female skill to their advantage as spies,” she said. The Patient The Patient This scene was filmed at the Camp des Milles, a former detention facility in Aix-en-Provence, France, which is now a memorial museum. “They congregate here before taking people by train to Auschwitz,” Wenger explained. In addition to the emotional appeal of the on-location shooting, Wenger noted, “Our production director, Silke Fischer, has done an amazing job of taking the museum as it is now and taking it back in time. ” — Hilton Dresden The Patient

Old Man(Hulu)

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The Patient “I’ve always seen it as a It’s kind of a ghost story, at least at first,” says FX director Jon Watts / Hulu’s The Old Man, starring Jeff Bridges ( Jeff Bridges, starring Dan Chase – a CIA dropout living a life of isolation. “He’s in this dark and eerie old house. He’s all alone. He’s having nightmares. He’s haunted by his past.” The Patient The Patient hiding in a secluded empty cabin—a real location, not a set, as Watts points out—Chase remains a mystery to viewers for most of the series’ first episode. The director said he choreographed Bridges’ movements throughout the house and used the camera as a “passive witness” throughout the pilot, following Chase as he lived his quiet and peaceful life until an assassin showed up at his door. “Chase is portrayed as a lonely old widower worried about his memory,” Watts said. “In this scene, we find out that he’s actually a brutal killer.” The Patient The Patient In this shot, Chase calls the police , reporting that a deceased intruder—the would-be assassin who tried to kill him—has once again clothed himself. Ahead is a disoriented old man. “Bridges is amazing, and one of my favorite things to watch is an actor playing a character that’s being played,” Watts said of the moment. “You see him in two different guises.” — Tyler Coates

Perry Mason (HBO/MAX)


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The Patient Perry Mason Episode 7 begins with Mason (Matthew Reese) and private eye Pete Strickland (Shay Whigham) emerges from the Pacific Ocean—flash-forward to the end of the episode, with Mason and Strickland infiltrating a ship and discovering an oil-smuggling ring that ties together the season’s parts. Core mystery.
The Patient Director Nina Lopez-Corrado said the man emerged from the water Shots on the water didn’t go as planned. “We watched the tide tables for weeks trying to figure out the best time to shoot on San Pedro Beach,” she said. After confirming that the tide was low, the crew dragged the equipment to the shore, only to find that the morning clouds had not disappeared. Lopez-Collado added: “It should look like these two shadowy guys coming out of the water with a beautiful sky behind them.”

Shooting went according to plan and the director realized that the overcast sky was perfect for the scene. The clouds hide everything in the background – reducing the need for VFX in post. The men’s reflections in the waves are also a pleasant surprise, and the scene suddenly creates a thematic connection to Mason’s place in the narrative. “It’s very symbolic,” she said. “These two — it just goes to show how Strickland and Mason are going to be in it together. They’re always in there anyway — even if one of them thinks it’s a bad idea, they’re going to get out of [the boat] together. ] Jump off.” — TC

Blindspot (Starz)

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The Patient Created by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs Blindspotting, Casal and co-star Jasmine Cephas Jones as Miles and Ashley, an interracial couple in modern-day California Oakland, Ill., is raising their son Sean. In producer Jess Wu Calder’s feature debut “Nigger and Jesus,” Sean utters the word nigger, forcing Miles and Ashley to explain the horrors of racism place.
The Patient The whole concept of blind spots is a core idea that whenever our world One of the characters in Calder said, “When they overcome an emotion or a situation, poetry bursts out. ’ For this sequence, the writers pushed the idea further: “We added the idea of ​​dance and movement as a way to express emotion when words couldn’t,” she says. When Miles’ words fail, the scene shifts to a beautifully photographed and choreographed dance sequence that charts the history of racism in America – from the arrival of enslaved Africans to Black Lives Matter movement. This photo was inspired by 1296 photo of a white man pouring wine with sugar on his head when a black woman participated in a sit-in. The Patient The Patient “This is a tribute to Diane Nash, who led the Nashville sit-in protests, making the city one of the first Southern cities to do so. Desegregation,” Calder said. “I feel like her story, and the stories of women in the civil rights movement, might get lost among the giants. It’s important to feature this moment [in honor of] what those women did. ” — TC The Patient

Interview with the Vampire (AMC)

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The Patient Producer Mark Mark Johnson, Academy Award winner for Rain Man *), is in charge of AMC’s Anne Rice universe, which includes two adaptations of her best-selling novel series : Interview with the Vampire and The Witches of Mayfair

. The former premiered in October 1960, is The Vampire Chronicles and brings a new dimension to Rice’s novel that spans centuries Perspective.
The Patient Johnson utters it in the pilot, the mighty Lester de Leoncourt ( Sam Reed, right) professes love to protagonist Luis de Pointe and Dulac (Jacob Anderson) sums up the heart of the series — and what makes Rice’s vampire story so compelling “Our show embodies how Rice makes her characters,” he said. “She has empathy for them. They are lonely. They are afraid of never growing old. They know they will connect differently with people and those people will perish. There was something inherently tragic about her vampirism. ’ The Patient The Patient These themes are reinforced by making Louis a black gay man. “He’s a drifter,” Johnson said. He’s black in a white world, gay in a straight world — and in that light, his vulnerability (as a vampire) makes a lot more sense. The producer added that there’s nothing intimidating about making these changes to Louis’ character: “I’m very proud of the fact that our show is so bold. ” — TC

Physical (Apple TV+)

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The Patient Season 2 of the Apple TV+ dark comedy The opening momentsphysics are almost a replica of the season 1 opening shot, in which viewers see Rose Byrne’s Sheila Rubin observing herself while she Her inner monologue broke her heart.
The Patient “The first image is very distressing,” creator Anne Weiss Annie Weisman, director of the film, said: “The camera is harsh on her, lifeless, and you can hear the horrible thoughts behind this beautiful face. That’s how we come to know this woman: we see this beautiful thing, but there’s something horrible inside. “The Patient The Patient Ever since she began battling an eating disorder in the pilot episode, Sheila found strength through cardio and realized teaching the sport is a gift. “In season two, we honor all the progress she’s made,” Weissman explained. “I have a very strong desire for her to go back in front of the mirror. “The Patient The Patient This time around, Sheila has become something of a public figure — not only through her burgeoning fitness empire, but also through her husband Danny’s (Rory Scoville) political career fizzled out. “This amazing woman has improved,” Weissman said of the moment when Sheila spruces up before the party. “She Even more charming, the camera slides around her. It wasn’t that deathly, wrenching loneliness. Instead of torturing herself, she was rehearsing her public self, ready to step out and face the world again. ” — TC
The Patient This story first appeared in the June issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive Magazine, Click here to subscribe 2316.


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