Roger Deakins on 'Unbroken' Cinematography: 'We Wanted the Images to Speak for Themselves'

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Unbroken cinematographer Roger Deakins talks to Indiewire about his work on the World War II drama, which follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini who survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Deakins explains, "I liked doing hand-held work, which I did a lot of with Sam Mendes in the war film, Jarhead, but the script, as I saw it, was not that kind of movie. We wanted the images to speak for themselves, in a way. You're not trying to enliven the action with the camera. It's what's actually in the frame."

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