cinematographer John Mathieson speaks to
about bringing a raw, gritty realism to the reflective superhero movie.
“We wanted to make
look rough,” says Mathieson. “A diamond, but rough. Deserts are hot and horrible — none of the sweeping soft dunes,
Lawrence of Arabia
stuff. [References included] road movies.
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
. I was going to make a great American road movie, [with the characters] starting in Mexico, moving up through New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and escaping into Canada.”
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