Jul 132021
Carne y Arena - Amazing VR by Iñarritu & Lubezki

I have written a post of my impressions of the amazing Virtual Reality istallation by director Alejandro G. Iñarritu with cinematographer Emmanuel (“Chivo”) Lubezki, that I saw at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Alejandro and Chivo have previously collaborated on Birdman and The Revenant. Carne y Arena is presently showing in Los Angeles and Milan. [...]

Sep 022014
Iñarritu about the long takes in BIRDMAN

— Director Alejandro Iñarritu speaks with Anne Thompson at Telluride about his latest film, Birdman. By all accounts the film is brilliant, innovative, powerful. I’m dying to see it. Like Hitchcock’s Rope, the film is presented as one continuous take, with editing masking the splices between a series of long takes. The cinematography is by [...]

Jun 202014
Iñarritu / Lubezki 2010 World Cup Commercial

This classic 2010 commercial directed by Alejandro Iñarritu with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki shows hilarious alternative futures for world cup players, including Cannavaro, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Rooney. These frames of Wayne Rooney facing either defeat or glory might ease the pain of England’s dire straits in the current world cup, with a little humor. +++ +++ [...]