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A Private War is a critically acclaimed film that, to my knowledge, not a lot of people are talking about. This is a bit strange when you consider that the movie has Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan and Stanley Tucci as part of the cast.
The cinematographer for A Private War is Robert Richardson who is one of the most respected cinematographers working today. Evidently, A Private War is loaded with talent and, in an interview with Collider, Robert Richardson had the chance to speak about this film as well as the demise of FilmStruck.
A Private War
Robert Richardson said this on what he wanted to achieve with his work on A Private War:
“I didn’t go on this picture to try to create something that was, as you say, stellar. I went up because of the subject matter. You don’t take on a $10 million dollar film thinking you’re gonna shoot a brilliant film, you take a $10 million film and you hope somebody puts forth an amazing story that’s relevant. And particularly relevant at this very moment, unfortunately.”
“It’s always a relevant tale, and that was my guiding instinct to take it, because I believed in Matt [Heineman] firmly. From Cartel Land to City of Ghosts, he’s a filmmaker that clearly will go to any length to tell a story.”
Here is what Robert Richardson had to say on the end of FilmStruck:
“First of all, I’m a lover of Criterion, and they’ve had a home, I put TCM on almost all the time, that comes out of a habit from Marty [Scorsese]. Because I’d walk into Marty’s trailers, and Turner Classic Movies would always be playing in his trailer, nonstop.”
“For me, classic movies are classic movies. We need to learn from them. It’s ridiculous when you look at people today, they don’t even know what Citizen Kane is.”
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