The Shallow Focused World of "The Handmaid's Tale"

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Television has been amplifying its game in motion picture creation -- at times even equalling to cinema.The television series adaptation of the dystopian Margaret Atwood classic "The Handmaid's Tale" is unlike any other period piece found in contemporary television today.

For a refresher, the novel is about a near-future New England in a totalitarian, Christian theonomy named Gilead that overthrew the United States government, where enslaved women are forced for the aristocrats, a callback to puritanical times. But cinematographer Colin Watkinson and showrunner Reed Morano didn't want it to look detached. They wanted to create the world that was 'other', yet present. The use of shallow-focus, paired with Kubrickian compositions, is frequent in the show, allowing the audience to identify, get to know, and empathize with the characters.


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written by lomographymagazine on 2017-09-14 #culture #videos #cinema #the-handmaid-s-tale #shallow-focus

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  1. wil6ka
    wil6ka ·

    great feature

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