Movie Fact #113 - December 8th, 2020

A notably aspect of 2004's Before Sunset was the film essentially takes place in real time. What that means is the time elapsed in the narrative is the run time of the film. This was a particular challenge given the fast-changing climate of Paris, both the shooting location and setting of the story. Cinematographer Lee Daniel was particularly challenged in that he had to match the color and intensity of the skies and ambient light from scene to scene. It helped that the scenes were mostly shot in sequence, as they were still developing the screenplay, so Daniel was better able to keep track of these details. Stay tuned!


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