Stephen Goldblatt Julia Child dines in Paris and is enchanted by the fact that French people eat French food every day. It was very difficult to shoot, to make the food look good, make the actors look good and get the whole atmosphere in there. Meryl [Streep] is not a large woman, but Julia Child was 6 feet 2, and so we were always aware that we had to have the camera just a little bit lower. In that restaurant, we started in the middle of the day, and I noticed a beautiful skylight that you don't see in the film, but we used the skylight as a source of soft top light. And then we bounced light into the mirrors and onto the faces of Meryl and Stanley [Tucci]. [The challenge was] hiding the camera from the mirrors and hiding the lights from the camera and hiding the crew. I had a visitor that day, and she walked in and saw the entire crew lying flat on the floor. It seemed to be the only way to get people out of the reflection.
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