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In and out of the shadows with 'Bridge of Spies' cinematographer Janusz Kaminski

In and out of the shadows with 'Bridge of Spies' cinematographer Janusz Kaminski

For Polish-born cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, shooting the Cold War thriller "Bridge of Spies" marked a return to a very recognizable landscape.

"The aesthetics were shaped by growing up in Poland, by a certain grayness and bleakness," he said. "When you look at the story that takes place in East Berlin, there is a bleakness of the images, but they are still to some degree a little bit lyrical. The colors are muted, the colors are beautiful, the light is soft and foggy. There's a certain texture to the atmosphere, to the images. So I'm very familiar with what that part of the world should look like, should feel like emotionally."

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