• Is there a quantitative reason why X looks different?

    4 monthes ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    I've always assumed films by Terrence Malick or Kubrick look different because of “art”. The shots appear cleaner. The subjects are better framed. The lighting is more natural. Whatever it is, there's an undeniable difference in the craft that appears at first glance to be subjective. But maybe there's a reason?
    My direct question for those that want it: do some directors (or cinematographers like Deakins or Kaminsky) use quantifiable, repeatable methods to give their films something different in order to be so distinguishable?
    Edit: clarity: is there academic research or documentation...
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