We’ve got some new (and a few previously seen) stills from Angelina Jolie’s Oscar hopeful Unbroken for you, featuring arguably some of Roger Deakin’s best work ever. The cinematographer has been nominated 11 times for the Oscar (including dual nominations in 2008 for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Best Picture winner No Country for Old Men) but, amazingly, has never won. What we’re seeing in Unbroken though is uncharted territory for him. While he’s always been a master of color (or lack of), lighting and mood there is a scope to his work here that could very well bring him his first Oscar.
Whether it’s an intimate close-up, a wide shot of Jack O’Connell, Finn Wittrock and Domhnall Gleeson lost at sea or a perfectly captured moment of sunset Deakins looks to have hit a sweet spot of traditional Oscar-y work and staying true to his own vision.
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