Inside the Cinematography of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

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DP Bruno Delbonnel talks to ICG Magazine about how he visually depicted the sadness of American folk music for the Coen Brothers' critically acclaimed new film, Inside Llewyn Davis.

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Photo by Alison Rosa.

He says, "I thought the script was like a folk song, and then I asked myself, what is an American folk song? An American folk song is usually sad and depressing with very little hope. So my challenge was how to define this sadness visually within this wet and slushy world the Coens wanted. To me sadness means no sunlight – no strong beams of light entering the apartments or clubs. My approach was always to have the light falling off into darkness.”

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