Saturday, June 23, 2012

In the Glow of True Romance

These are stills from the film True Romance (1993) written by Tarantino, but real credit goes to the British director Tony Scott, who also directed Top Gun & Days of Thunder. The lighting throughout the whole film really gives the night scenes a smoky, cool vibe.

I did some digging & discovered both Scott,the film's cinematographer Jeffrey Kimball & the Production Designer Benjamin Fernandez had all worked together just prior on 1990's Revenge. Kimball also worked on Top Gun and Fernandez was Days of Thunder's Art Director, so it was a tight team that had experience working together which really shows in the film. James Murakami, the film's Art Director was Asst. Art Director for Alien and Lead Set Designer for 1990's Dick Tracy which also has that smoky, urban feel to it. It's amazing how much a solid team shows in the end product.