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In the past decade, cinematographer Seamus McGarvey has worked on films such as The Avengers, Godzilla, Nocturnal Animals and The Greatest Showman. One of the most recent movies that he did the cinematography for was Bad Times at the El Royale and, in an exclusive interview with Collider, Seamus McGarvey had the chance to speak about this film.
Bad Times at the El Royale
Here is what Seamus McGarvey had to say on how Bad Times at the El Royale came to his attention:
“I had met Drew when he came on the set of The Avengers. He and Joss Whedon are friends. So I met him very briefly at that time. Then when I was doing The Greatest Showman, one of our executives from Fox, Fred Baron had said, ‘I’ve got a really interesting, quirky script from Drew Goddard’ I love his work. I loved Daredevil. I loved Cabin in the Woods, which was one of my favorites actually.”
“So I just jumped at the chance to read this and when I read it, it normally takes me a long time to read a script from a cinematographic perspective because I cannot help but chew over each scene and imagine it in a photographic way.”
“But in this one, I just kind of hurtled through it because it was un-put-down-able. It was really one of those scripts that gripped my imagination. Not only that, but it was so beautifully written and obviously written from one voice.”
“You know, you can normally tell when you read a script, or you can tell the kind of kaleidoscopic inputs that sometimes appear and make a script a clunky read. But this one was so wonderfully cohesive and intriguing that I finished it in the same time that it probably takes you to watch the movie.”
“And I rang up Drew right away and said, “Please, can I do this?” So we met in Los Angeles and we got on well and he offered me the film.”
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