Friday, July 17, 2009

R. J. Cutler and David Van Taylor

Oliver North
documenting a political campaign

A Perfect Candidate
is an entertaining and totally timely documentary about American politics. R. J. Cutler and David Van Taylor insightfully record, as a case study, Oliver North's run for the Virginia senate in 1994. The filmmakers have commented on cinematographer Nick Doob's framing of North at a campaign stop in a church (above, top), which has the suggestion of a halo above his head. A conference room scene (above, bottom) was excerpted throughout the film, an editing necessity because the filmmakers had limited access to the "back room" of the campaign.
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