November 2017

Wonderstruck: Imagination for All Ages

A deaf protagonist and a story set in two time periods were just two of the challenges director Todd Haynes and I faced on this unique drama.  By Ed Lachman, ASC with Jon D. Witmer and Benjamin BUnit photography by Mary Cybulski, courtesy of Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions(Article sponsored by Amazon Studios) Based on Brian Selznick’s partially illustrated youth-oriented novel of the same name, Wonderstruck masterfully interweaves the stories of two 12-year-olds in two separate cinematic languages and time periods: Ben (Oakes Fegley) in 1977 and Rose (Millicent Simmonds) in 1927. Rose was born deaf, and Ben becomes deaf following an accident. Both children run away to New York City, tracing the clues within their personal...more

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Edward Lachman, ASC

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