We went to see The Time Traveller’s Wife last night (just what Mondays need, eh, a bit of tear-jerking). I loved Audrey Niffenegger‘s beautiful book and I think the film captured the essence and the mood of it wonderfully, while still being a great flick in its own right. But I think what stood out the most for me was the simply stunning lighting, and absolutely gorgeous cinematography. I think the film poster might indicate that the people behind it have a bit of a thing for bokeh:
While the film was good, and certainly worth checking out if you like your rom coms with a side of tears, the visuals were stunning. Just gloriously vivid and gorgeous and romantic, with lots of delicious bokeh, while still managing to remain subtle. The use of focus and blur was also lovely. Director of Photography Florian Ballhaus (Sex and the City, Flightplan, and Marley & Me are just a few previous projects) has a wonderful eye. I’d almost recommend seeing the flick based on the lighting that alone. It was that pretty.
All that bokeh-loving inspired this quick and dirty shot, taken shortly before midnight last night.
It’s nowhere near as pretty, but it is a fairly accurate representation of the last thing I see before I close my eyes. Through our paper thin blinds, the whole city is sparkling amber and, although it might seem like it would get annoying, I still love it.
(P.S. On a scale of 1 to The Notebook Eoghan gives The Time Traveller’s Wife a 6.)