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The Cinematography of Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins is one of the most talented Directors of Photography working today. Most will know his work collaborating with the Coen Bros., but that’s just the beginning.

DEAKINS: Shadows in the Valley is a 5 minute compilation of shots from several of the most celebrated films he’s worked on. See below for a list of films represented in this video, which is just a fraction of his complete filmography.


Barton Fink
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
No Country for Old Men
O Brother Where Art Thou
Revolutionary Road
A Serious Man
The Man Who Wasn’t There
True Grit
In The Valley of Elah
The Village


“Song for Bob” by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
From “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”

DEAKINS: Shadows In The Valley from Plot Point Productions on Vimeo.

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Sneak Peek – ‘Fargo’s First 7 Minutes

Fargo, the new TV series based on the 1996 Coen Bros. film of the same name, premiers Tuesday, April 15 on FX. Yahoo TV has an exclusive peek at the opening 7 minutes of the show. [I can’t seem to embed the video, so click here to watch.]

I absolutely adore the original film, and my initial gut reaction to learning about this series was one of despair. How could you mess with such an original classic. But then I saw the impressive cast list: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Keith Carradine, Oliver Platt, Glenn Howerton, Adam Goldberg, and even bringing the Coens on board for some of the writing.

And then I saw the trailer…

And now after watching these first 7 minutes, I can now honestly report: I can’t wait for this show!

It seems to blend the twisted ‘true crime’ genre of True Detective, with the quirky dark humor of the Coens. And that is an exciting combination.

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