STEVEN SODERBERGH RE-SCORED ‘RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK' AND MADE IT BLACK AND WHITE BECAUSE CINEMATOGRAPHY
As a huge cinematography buff, I’ve always been interested in the process of film-making and stuff like this fascinates the bajeezus out of me.
From Soderbergh’s blog:
So I want you to watch this movie and think only about staging, how the shots are built and laid out, what the rules of movement are, what the cutting patterns are. See if you can reproduce the thought process that resulted in these choices by asking yourself: why was each shot—whether short or long—held for that exact length of time and placed in that order? Sounds like fun, right? It actually is. To me. Oh, and I’ve removed all sound and color from the film, apart from a score designed to aid you in your quest to just study the visual staging aspect.
You can watch Steven Soderbergh’s entire re-cut and re-scored version of Raiders of the Lost Ark right here.