Colors are so much better in the original 35mm -- not that pinkish tone, and not stark enough. Bummer.
This is absolutely horrendous. Looks like video. Just please people, stop. It's fine to have the fingerprints of the creativity that went into making these classics.
Thanks for this great video essay. Three notes:
(1) Conrad Hall gave DP Gordon Willis the moniker -- not "mantra" in referring to Willis as "The Prince of Darkness" (3min in.)
(2) The narrator in the video refers to The Godfather when showing clips of Godfather 2 (8:50min in).
(3) And Willis' work is being referred to over the one scene he didn't shoot (9:18min) Michael And Kay in the street outside their kid's school -- it was an add on scene and was too bright and colorful compared to the rest of the film.
"or what fucking camera they're using." Lol. When I made the mcpherson tape and alien abduction: incident in lake county, we were just happy we had something to shoot on. A great story transcends all 6k, 8k, 12,k, 100k cameras.
Your first mistake was getting into this business so you could see your name in lights. Lol.