Wally Pfister took home the well deserved top honor at the American Society of Cinematographers awards last night, or DID he!? That’s an Inception joke, and while it might be a little stale, that doesn’t detract from the fact that Wally Pfister shot the ever living shit out of that movie. I personally think that it would not have been half the film it was without his lush, fluid camera work. Christopher Nolan literally needed to bend time, space, and reality, and he should be thanking his lucky stars that he had a technical genius on hand to make sense of it for him.
Pfister had some pretty stiff competition this year, as the other nominees were Matthew Libatique, ASC (Black Swan), Danny Cohen, BSC (The King’s Speech), Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (The Social Network), and Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC (True Grit). I would pay any amount of money to see Deakins and Pfister in a one on one cinematography grudge match. Excuse me, I need to go pitch a terrible show to IFC now… (Slashfilm)