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Chris Doyle on film as music and space

By ACMI, 2010 2:36 minutes

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Christopher Doyle says that art uses the ‘rhetoric of music’ in terms of structure, repetition and movement. In film this extends to the dance between camera and actors, a relationship of great possibilities that Doyle tries to stay open to. It is the role of the cinematographer to respond to the actors’ use of space as well as to the qualities of the space itself. Doyle prefers to be guided by what exists in a scene rather than imposing some kind of imagined idea on the work, and this extends to a belief in the artistic importance of filming on location.

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