Steven Soderbergh’s new film ‘The Good German’ opens in the UK on 9th March. It’s unique in that it’s set in the 40’s, filmed entirely in black & white on 40’s film equipment. No modern hardware or effects whatsoever.
It subject matter is classic – an Amercian military journalist (Clooney) in post-war Berlin is involved in a murder investigation – but there’s something very post-modern about it’s production technique. I’m sure film geeks will be getting very excited by the way in which it was made but I for one, am also looking forward to seeing how this effects the feel of the film as well as the look. Who knows, perhaps this technique will end up being used by an enterprising agency looking for authenticity of production in a TV ad?