The Cinematography of “The Company Men” (2010)

The Cinematography of “The Company Men” (2010)
Cinematographer: Roger Deakins

It’s one thing to shoot compelling images when you are filming a war scene with smoke and explosions and tanks and dirty faces. Or a sweeping vista of Monument Valley with rugged frontiersmen on horses. Its another thing altogether to shoot a good looking scene in a middle class home. You have very little to work with. You have to make something look good/natural that you’ve probably seen every single day of your life. Deakins did a fine job with this film and I think it deserves to be studied. Enjoy.

3 comments


  • Dono

    This could have been shot by anyone. Why hire Roger Deakins, one of the most talented cinematographers working today, to shoot just a bunch of grey, nondescript office cubicles? It just doesn’t make any sense…

    March 14, 2018
    • And yet it’s beautifully shot. Only Deakins could have pulled this off.

      March 14, 2018
  • Dono

    >Telemachus Odysseides

    Your standards for “beautifully shot” must be pretty low…
    To my eyes, it looks like any TV movie of the week (don’t worry, i blame the mediocre director for this, not Roger).

    This ain’t no American Beauty, i can tell you that much…

    March 14, 2018

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