‘Classical Filmmaking’ Inspired James Mangold

With the first Logan trailer now in our hands, the film’s director James Mangold has reported its a sort of breakdown to Empire.

“I don’t so much think about comic-book framings but I think about film noir framings and classic Hollywood filmmaking styles, German expressionist filmmaking style of the early part of the last century, which has a lot in common with comic-book art. Strong foregrounds, playing things in depth: you have to make an image say more within that one image. In modern filmmaking everything’s in close-up, so every scene there’s 150 cuts to keep track of what’s going on with every element. I’m trying on this film to set frames that are, in some way, descriptive and yes, are kind of evocative of comic-book panels and also for me classical filmmaking.”


There’s plenty for us to be excited for with this film, and it’s interesting to hear the director’s thoughts behind the process of making it. There definitely is a western feel that we get, and because Mangold kept this in mind, along with evoking comic book panels, not only should we be getting a great finale to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, but a tremendous movie for non-comic fan moviegoers. The trailer’s sequences along with the Johnny Cash song are very compelling, while keeping the plot still fairly mysterious. Of course we see Logan joined by Professor X and X-23 (which seems to be the most tantalizing part for many) but more remains to be seen. Be sure to stay tuned for updates!

Source: Screen Rant