Deadline on BEIRUT: ‘Jon Hamm Delivers Best Work Yet In Compelling International Thriller’

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“Shot in and around Tangiers [by cinematographer Björn Charpentier, SBC], the locations have the real feel of the damaged city that was Beirut at the time, and Anderson uses them well. This is a welcome respite for smart-thinking adults looking for a grown-up thriller — it will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time.”

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Fast & Dirty: Björn Charpentier, SBC / BEIRUT

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“I proposed to Brad to shoot on anamorphic in a complete handheld style together with some zoom shots like they did a lot in the ‘70s,” remarks [cinematographer BJÖRN CHARPENTIER, SBC]. “It felt right because the main character Mason Skiles is a total mess and I wanted to make him a ghost when he comes back for the first time to Beirut; we played with reflections to make Skiles more transparent and kept him in the shadows. When he is in the U.S. I even painted the light bulbs blue to make everything cold around him.”

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Broken Down, Dirtied, and Greased Up: Designing the Costumes of A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

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“We build 95% of what we have here, shoes, hats, the whole complete outfit, the jewelry, everything,” [Costume Designer CYNTHIA SUMMERS] explained. “Of course, Olaf has to wear prosthetics. He has a prosthetic forehead and hair. Neil likes to be in his prosthetics when he comes for a fitting, which is great because it helps me envision what I’m doing with what special effects make-up is doing. And then he’ll do the voice he’s going to use and it just brings alive everything in front of me when I’m looking at him. It’s like having my own private show with Neil and his genius.”

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