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'Wonder Wheel:' Color Theory (and Coney Island)

12/13/2017 2:15 PM Eastern
"The salt air and boardwalk clamor of Coney Island mask the atmosphere of death and deceit in Woody Allen's memory-soaked drama, set in Brooklyn around 1950," writes Richard Brody about Wonder Wheel. "It's the story of a middle-aged woman named Ginny (Kate Winslet), a long-ago actress whose fading ambitions have been stifled by a scuffling life as a clam-bar waitress married to the rough-hewn Humpty (James Belushi), the ticket-taker at an amusement-park carrousel near the shack where they live." To read the full article, click here

"Each film is a specific creature," cinematographer Vittoro Storaro, ASC, AIC writes, discussing his collaboration with Woody Allen on Wonder Wheel, and their process for the film.

"Despite our knowledge and our experiences over time, we visualized that image through dreams or nightmares, according to the various moments and films … right from the start, as soon as it was filmed, not only the first night, but during many nights after the day of shooting … until it was projected on a screen where, after the countdown frames, the first image finally appeared … in motion, with sound … and in color.

Kate Winslet in 'Wonder Wheel,' photo by Jessica Miglio/Amazon Studios.

"Despite the research, knowledge and experience that helped me to 'know' how they would turn out, I can honestly say that, like all cinematographers, I always experienced surprise or, more often, wonder — and even disappointment, but luckily only a few times — when I saw on the screen the images that were framed, lit and filmed on the set."

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