Saturday, October 11, 2014
Steven Soderbergh on Raiders of the Lost Ark
Watch the entirety of the original Indiana Jones in black-and-white with no audio, but for Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' scores for The Social Network and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
"So I want you to watch this movie and think only about staging, how the shots are built and laid out, what the rules of movement are, what the cutting patterns are. See if you can reproduce the thought process that resulted in these choices by asking yourself: why was each shot—whether short or long—held for that exact length of time and placed in that order? Sounds like fun, right? It actually is. To me. Oh, and I’ve removed all sound and color from the film, apart from a score designed to aid you in your quest to just study the visual staging aspect." - Soderbergh
Indiewire - "Watch: Steven Soderbergh Re-Scores And Changes Steven Spielberg's 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark' To Black-And-White"