ICG Magazine speaks to Hidden Figures DP Mandy Walker, director Ted Melfi, and the rest of the camera crew about their look for the period piece about a group of black female mathematicians who helped make John Glenn the first American to orbit the Earth.
“[Through] defines the cinematography and tone,” says Melfi. “Everything in the film is shot through things. Characters go through things. The story begins with the characters always behind things – a little girl [young Katherine] seen through trees as she picks up a pinecone and counts numbers, women walking through hallways or being seen through glass. Until they have gone ‘through’ everything – and come out on the other side, clean, unobstructed.”
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