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How Cinematographer Yorick Le Saux Brought Life and Movement to the Look of “Little Women”

Bringing something fresh, vibrant and distinct to a period film is not an easy task—especially when that period film is based on the much beloved, oft-adapted classic novel, “Little Women.”

Bringing something fresh, vibrant and distinct to a period film is not an easy task—especially when that period film is based on the much beloved, oft-adapted classic novel, Little Women. But that is exactly what director Greta Gerwig, cinematographer Yorick Le Saux, and the rest of the production team accomplished with the newest iteration of Louisa May Alcott’s story of four sisters living in Civil War-era America.

“I wanted to move away from that static, idyllic period film we’re used to, especially when we’re watching young women in a rural setting,” explains Gerwig to ICG Magazine.

Read more: How Little Women Uses Color to Create a Story Within a Story

Here’s our round-up of articles from around the web about the look and cinematography of Little Women:

Diamonds in the Rough (ICG Magazine)

Kodak 35mm Nurtures a Special Connection to the Actors and the Action in Director Greta Gerwig’s Little Women (Kodak.com)

Life’s Work (Film Comment)

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women  (The Criterion Collection)

Greta Gerwig and Little Women Crew Mix Modern and Classical (Variety)

Making of Little Women: Greta Gerwig Gives Modern Take on 1868 Novel for Big Screen (The Hollywood Reporter)

Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, and Emma Watson in Columbia Pictures' "Little Women"

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