Is there a fine line between reality and fantasy? Not really. They are two different worlds. Take the following still from our latest movie, Cigarette.
It’s an image of a woman utterly alone, isolated in her own personal hell. And here’s a picture of the filming of that shot.
Not quite the same atmosphere, is it? As Brian de Palma said, “the camera lies 24 times a second”. (Actually, Brian, we’re shooting video in Europe, so it’s 25 times a second.)
There are eight people in that shot (plus two off-camera). The bowl is there to catch a lit match. And two people are ‘woggling‘ in front of a light to replicate flames.
It’s all very effective, but reality it ain’t…