The Dark Knight Rises had many great things to offer but arguably one of the highlights was its cinematography by Wally Pfister. Director Christopher Nolan lauded Pfister many times for how he approached shots not from a technical but from a story perspective.
And also Pfister himself has made a big statement concerning is way of telling a story and how he thought that the cinematography in The Avengers was not his cup of tea:
What’s really important is storytelling. None of it matters if it doesn’t support the story […] I thought ‘The Avengers’ was an appalling film. They’d shoot from some odd angle and I’d think, why is the camera there? Oh, I see, because they spent half a million on the set and they have to show it off. It took me completely out of the movie. I was driven bonkers by that illogical form of storytelling.
So come 2014 Pfister can prove his skills as a storyteller when his Sci-Fi movie Transcendence will hit the screen. Starring Johnny Depp (hopefully a role that will redeem his recent Pirate and Burton outings) and Rebecca Hall Transcendence will be about uploading one’s consciousness into a computer and the question of self-awareness.
On top of that it was reported that Morgan Freeman was in final negotiations for the film so Pfister is immensely profitting from Nolan’s production and reputation. Let’s hope Pfister will deliver a fantastic movie come 2014!