Quando vi o filme saltou-me à vista o artificialismo visual, que chegava a ser "berrante" nalgumas situações, que parecia desenquadrado, e que me custou um bocado a adaptar ao início. Depois, quando li a página da "trivia" no imdb.com, percebi os propósitos e objectivos da escolhas:
Director Martin Scorsese originally wanted to shoot the film in Academy ratio, 1.33:1, the same ratio as films of the period and indeed all films up until about 1954. Unfortunately, he found that modern theaters are generally not properly equipped to show anything but Flat 1.85:1 or Scope 2.35:1 films. He therefore focused instead on making each portion of the film look like it was made using the color film stock available at the time.
The film's winning of the Best Cinematography Oscar has been attributed to the unique use of period color palette. The two and three-strip palette that is seen in the film was accomplished by the use of the LUT - 3D Look Up Table - graphics processor. It was designed by Josh Pines, R&D VP of Technicolor Digital Intermediates. The processor was slipped into the digital projector and thus allowed filtering and applying the two / three color look into the negative.
The film's prints are coming from a digital intermediate. This digital master has been digitally grain reduced from start to finish. As a result many moving textures (especially human skin) look smeared and very unnatural, like bad quality video watched on a slow LCD monitor.
Desculpem-me a extensão do post, mas já foi complicado escolher 50 das mais de 100 que tirei do filme...
Fantástico, não é?
Agora imaginem isto em movimento. E com som.