Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018)

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Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2017)

#2 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:59 am

Cuaron's follow up to Gravity is Roma, a Mexico-set historical drama about the Corpus Christi Massacre. It stars mostly unknowns and was shot in 70mm

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#3 Post by Ovader » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:15 pm

He mentioned this (unnamed at that time) project on Charlie Rose in 2006 for the Mexican Filmmakers roundtable discussion which suggests to me this has been a personal passion project.

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Re: Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2017)

#4 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:30 pm

I believe this will only be his second feature without Emmanuel Lubezki

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#5 Post by rohmerin » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:42 am

Colonia Roma, my fav. in Mexico city, is now a white UPPER middle class ghetto.
Is it in Spanish?

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#6 Post by domino harvey » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:52 am

I believe so

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#9 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:49 pm

Sounds terrific. Kind of rotten though that Netflix is distributing the film.

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#10 Post by Persona » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:29 pm

Well, I'm glad most people will be able to see the film, while at the same time I will be hoping my local independent theater gets a 70mm print.

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#11 Post by Leo Realism » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:07 pm

I wonder how they're going to go about making 70mm prints. Kodak only makes one black and white print stock, and only for 16mm and 35mm projection. It's generally best to print black and white on black and white, as printing black and white to color print stock can introduce color casts.

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#12 Post by Cde. » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:19 pm

Teaser.

They almost definitely won't bother with 70mm prints. It was shot digitally with the Alexa 65, which has been widely misreported.

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#13 Post by Persona » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:09 am

Oh, haha, so they shot with an Alexa65 and reporters heard 65 and thought it meant 65mm?

That's pretty funny.

I am excited about the cinematography for this film, regardless. Just to see Cuaron break free from the style he had with "Chivo" as he calls Lubezki and return to his early roots as a camera operator/cinematographer and also for the collaboration with Galo Olivares, who has done some striking work on short films as well as El Vigilante.

Here's his portfolio site:

https://galoolivares.com

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Re: Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018)

#14 Post by Persona » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:20 am

I particularly liked his work on La rabia de Clara.

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Re: Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018)

#15 Post by Persona » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:16 am

Okay, so I reread the Indiewire article and there is actually a parenthetical about how it was shot digitally on the Alexa 65 that I guess I missed. There were a couple other points in the article where they say "shot on 65mm" that had me thinking they meant on 65mm film.

I'm excited to see what Cuaron and Olivares can do with the Alexa 65, though. I don't think that camera has really been used to its potential yet in a narrative film like this.

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#17 Post by dda1996a » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:54 am

I'm going to be fucking pissed if this won't be screened anywhere near me

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#18 Post by Persona » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:41 pm

I was hoping for slightly deeper blacks in the photography but other than that (and that might be a product of me watching this on my work computer as much as anything), this looks so good.

Something about a gifted technician like Alfonso Cuaron going for a kind of heightened neorealism in a story that plugs into experiences from his youth... it's just too darn appealing.

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#19 Post by albucat » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:45 pm

Yeah, I have a bad feeling it would take quite a trip for me to see this in theaters, but it's what I'm most excited for this year.

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Re: Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018)

#20 Post by Persona » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:07 pm

Poster:

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Re: Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018)

#21 Post by bdsweeney » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:39 pm

Give me the prize for most obvious post of the year, but jeez ... why is such a seemingly visual film getting largely a TV-only release?

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#22 Post by hearthesilence » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:26 am

It's a Netflix world, that's why.

(Well, except in my house, I've never been a subscriber.)

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Re: Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018)

#23 Post by Persona » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:27 am

Even though it is Cuaron I really question how wide a release it would have ever gotten (in the US, at least) without Netflix. Very personal film, B&W, Spanish language...

To me I really think Netflix is picking up the slack from the studios and taking the chances that they aren't willing to take while providing a distribution model that can reach a wide audience that the smaller studios lack (unless their movie ends up on Netflix or Hulu or whatever, ha).

Would I much rather see Roma on the big screen? Obviously. And I will hope that my city happens to have one of the "select theaters." But I'm thankful to know that if nothing else I will have easy access to it.

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Re: Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018)

#24 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:33 am

Well, this will be a good test. A small art house film by a big director. Let’s see how this plays out. If the buzz grows will more theaters be added?

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