Filmakr Filter: McCabe

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Named after McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Filmakr’s McCabe filter is inspired by the faded earth tones of Vilmos Zsigmond’s cinematography. To give the film a low-contrast look, Zsigmond “flashed” the film which means lightly exposing a negative before shooting to underexpose the film. This technique makes it hard to set an exposure, and overall is very risky. At the time of McCabe, flashing was revolutionary — or reckless. Go to Filmmaker Magazine to read a great article where Zsigmond speaks at length about the film.

Opening with Leonard Cohen`s Song “The Stranger Song”


McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
Directed by Robert Altman
Starring Warren Beatty, Julie Christie
Music Leonard Cohen (non original songs)