By Zach Carugno
According to “The Playlist,” Wally Pfister, Christopher Nolan’s DP on “The Dark Knight Rises,” recently sat down with the Sarasota Herald Tribune and had some hate to spew about “The Avengers.” The paper asked him what the most important element when shooting a movie is. His response was none-too-kind to Marvel’s superhero meet-up.
Pfister replied, “What’s really important is storytelling. None of it matters if it doesn’t support the story,” he said. “I thought ’The Avengers’ was an appalling film. They’d shoot from some odd angle and I’d think, why is the camera there? Oh, I see, because they spent half a million on the set and they have to show it off. It took me completely out of the movie. I was driven bonkers by that illogical form of storytelling.”
Pfister’s comments are already making a splash in the comic book world as passionate Marvel fans have already taken to the blogs and unleashed a textual onslaught towards the opinionated photographer.
But when Wally Pfister wasn’t yammering about the poor production values of “The Avengers,” he was hyping up his new movie, where he will make his directorial debut. Now he didn’t give up too much about the film. Only that it will be produced by his bud and “Dark Knight Rises” director, Christopher Nolan, along with his wife Emma Thomas. Pfister says, “It’s a present-day science fiction film, a fairly big concept. It’s bigger budget — not as big as ’Batman,’ but not independent”. The untitled movie will shoot in the beginning of next year.
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