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Playing Hide and Seek with the Cinematography of ‘Hidden Figures’

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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