Every week up until the Oscars, I'll be featuring the nominees in the various visual categories, starting this week with cinematography. Yesterday, I had a gallery of stills from Pan's Labyrinth, and today's nominee is Children of Men.
In this movie, director Alfonso Cuaron strove to capture a grim futuristic world in which the continuation of the human race is threatened. The filmmakers were incredibly thorough and detailed in creating such a dark and hopeless atmosphere where desperate people have resorted to intense violence. The techniques utilized were fascinating and unusual, as you can see from this behind-the-scenes clip. To check out a gallery of images from the film,