Movie Fact #109 - December 4th, 2020

 

Adrian Lyne's directing of the 2002 film Unfaithful took its toll on the cast and crew, no more so than in a scene taking place in an office where the director pumped it full of smoke. This was done to create an effect that "makes the colors less contrasty, more muted". According to cinematographer Peter Biziou further commented, "The texture it gives helps differentiate and separate various density levels of darkness farther back in frame". However, due to the smoke was being piped in for 18 to 20 hours a day, Richard Gere remembers, "Our throats were being blown out. We had a special doctor who was there almost all the time who was shooting people up with antibiotics for bronchial infections". Even worse, his co-star Diane Lane acquired an oxygen bottle in order to survive the rigorous schedule. Stay tuned!

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