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’12 Years a Slave’ DP Sean Bobbitt Talks Finding Beauty in Cruelty

Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt talks to Indiewire about filming the harrowing and critically acclaimed 12 Years a Slave.

He says of filming the crucial scenes of cruelty, “The idea was to make it believable but also for the audience to viscerally become a party to that physical torture. But at the same time to be oddly beautiful so that it resonated and it wasn’t an image that you could just throw away.”

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