Gordon Willis (“Annie Hall”, “The Godfather”) is back with one of his most specific and poignant notes on directing:
In order to shoot, you have to know how to cut. Otherwise, you’re shooting lots of stuff, and its a lesson for directors I wish more of them would learn. You don’t need a cut of the door knob, and a cut of a window, and a cut of medium-shot, long-shot, close-up — that’s “dump-truck” directing.
As the master of light, we could all learn from Gordon.
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