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Cinematographer: Amir Mokri. Uh oh.
copacetic
So apparently the cinematographer, or DP, for Man of Steel is Amir Mokri.

This is kinda bad. You know why? Check out his resume over the past 8 years:

IMDB:
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (director of photography / as Amir Mokri)

2011 Season of the Witch (director of photography / as Amir Mokri)

2009 Fast & Furious (director of photography / as Amir Mokri)

2008 Vantage Point (director of photography / as Amir Mokri)

2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets (director of photography / as Amir Mokri)

2005 Lord of War (director of photography / as Amir Mokri)

2004 Taking Lives (director of photography / as Amir Mokri)

2003 Bad Boys II (director of photography / as Amir Mokri)


So besides having some weird kind of magentism towards awful Nicholas Cage movies, it seems that this guy has been DP for some boring all flash no substance action/adventure movies over the past few years. I really don't see what he would be bringing to the table for Superman if all he's done over the past few years has been lackluster movies like these, and the you-can-never-tell-which-robot-is-which Transformer movie. Needless to say, this movie's starting to shape up a bit badly for me already...
 
Project 86
^did you see the jaw dropping cinematography in transformers dark of the moon

it was that good if he brings that to man of steel we are golden

especially this scene imagine that superman flying instead of the soldiers
http://www.youtub...80u6vJpiIE
 
baalroo
Yeah, those movies aren't very good story wise (aside from Lord of War, which is an extremely good film), but honestly the cinematography is actually really high caliber stuff. Lord of War is beautifully shot and (this is going to sound a bit weird but go back and watch it again and I promise you'll agree) so was Bad Boys II. Even National Treasure: BoS has some really breathtaking cinematography with large sweeping boom shots. Really, his lighting and composition is easily some of the best I've seen for big budget hollywood films and his weird balance between complex automated shots and handheld style is perfect for a Superman movie IMO.

I'm actually pretty excited they got this guy and it bodes well for the production IMO... which is maybe the most praise I've given MoS so far.

Edited by baalroo on 13/07/2011 17:43

 
Humbleme
Yeah, I agree, this sounds like good news. Of the movies up there I've seen (TF3, Vantage Point, BB2), he's incredible.
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suttie7
Don't let him near the script...let him do what he was hired to do and I think we will get a good result. After all, it's not his fault that he was working with abominations of scripts in some of the above movies Smile
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tnekkralc

>Project 86 wrote:


^did you see the jaw dropping cinematography in transformers dark of the moon

it was that good if he brings that to man of steel we are golden

especially this scene imagine that superman flying instead of the soldiers
http://www.youtub...80u6vJpiIE


Didn't think much of the film, but yeh that scene was sick! If they take that approach with shooting Supes flying that would be mental!
 
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Hypoxic
Yeah, I'd take this as rumour, or fan desire, for the time being.
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Element36
Yeah, I'd looked on IMDB and opened up about a million new windows just to look at all the artistic contributors and this too was actually a plus for me. I like the look of his stuff, especially the National Treasure movies. They look great!

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