"The salt air and boardwalk clamor of Coney Island mask the atmosphere of death and deceit in Woody Allen's memory-soaked drama, set in Brooklyn around 1950,"
. "It's the story of a middle-aged woman named Ginny (Kate Winslet), a long-ago actress whose fading ambitions have been stifled by a scuffling life as a clam-bar waitress married to the rough-hewn Humpty (James Belushi), the ticket-taker at an amusement-park carrousel near the shack where they live." To read the full article,
"Each film is a specific creature," cinematographer
, discussing his collaboration with Woody Allen on
, and their process for the film.
"Despite our knowledge and our experiences over time, we visualized that image through dreams or nightmares, according to the various moments and films … right from the start, as soon as it was filmed, not only the first night, but during many nights after the day of shooting … until it was projected on a screen where, after the countdown frames, the first image finally appeared … in motion, with sound … and in color.
"Despite the research, knowledge and experience that helped me to 'know' how they would turn out, I can honestly say that, like all cinematographers, I always experienced surprise or, more often, wonder — and even disappointment, but luckily only a few times — when I saw on the screen the images that were framed, lit and filmed on the set."
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