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‘Gotham’ DP Crescenzo Notarile on Being Inspired by Surrealism and Comic Books

Gotham DP Crescenzo Notarile talks to Filmmaker Magazine about his Emmy-nominated work on Gotham.

“With Gotham, you are able to think surrealistically,” he explains. “Before I took this show I wasn’t necessarily a comic book fan, but I bought a few giant volumes of graphic novels, especially Batman, and I submerged myself in them and what I noticed mostly was the composition of the frames. They were very exaggerated, very pronounced — high angles looking down, low angles looking up, close-ups of the characters that exaggerated their faces like a fish-eye wide-angle lens. So I tried to bring those elements to the table a little more than what the show had been doing.”

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