The cinematographer generally has little or nothing to do with composition. (S)he’s primarily responsible for lighting, and sometimes lenses if the director isn’t very hands-on in that department.
That would follow. I rank them as follows (minus A Brief History of Time which I’m pretty sure I liked fine when it originally opened but need to revisit).
Thanks. Although when I tackled Psycho for the column, I deliberately avoided the shower scene, which I felt had been analyzed enough already. (Wrote about Marion and the highway patrolman instead.) Still, it’s one of very few scenes that genuinely could sustain a feature-length doc.
Nope. Not even mentioned. It’s amazing how little Woodward and Bernstein are in this.
Yeah, it’s 100% justifiable to strongly suspect racial bias in a circumstance like this. Given that Strong Island spends nearly two hours examining the case, though, I was surprised by how inconclusive it still seems at the end. Even had the shooter been indicted, I think it quite likely that he would ultimately have…