In a recent interview with Mike Fleming of Deadline, director Albert Hughes (“The Book of Eli”) said the mission from the start was to make the series feel as authentic as possible of the 1970s. Of course, “John Wick” fans should expect a very stylized approach, but it will be different, directly inspired by the movies of the late 60s and early 70s. And not only that. ! They are literally shooting this story with the same lenses that were used in “Cool Hand Luke”, “The Graduate” and “Doctor Zhivago”.
Those lenses weren’t as technologically, mechanically perfect as the ones used today, but their flaws are what give those movies the character and that personality will be part of the movie. The Continental.
“If you look closely at it, you’ll see all these strange flashes and lights, the bottom of the frame is a bit blurry and the top here is a bit blurry.”
This is very similar to Tarantino’s insistence on filming on film. There’s a quality to the imperfections of the old way of giving a movie or in this case a streaming service a limited sense of realism in a way that modern filmmaking technology can’t match. with 100% accuracy.
“The Continental,” starring Colin Woodell as the young Winston, Ayomide Adegun as Young Charon, and Mel Gibson as Cormac, the manager of The Continental in the 1970s, will premiere on Peacock on September 22. year 2023.