January 17, 2017

“The Apparition” and Daniel Pearl

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Ashley Green is featured in the leading role in “The Apparition,” a Joel Silver production for Dark Castle Entertainment slated for release by Warner Bros.

Daniel Pearl, ASC leaves for Germany this week to begin pre-production planning for “The Apparation,” a modern day ghost story that takes place in the Los Angeles area in contemporary times. The film will primarily be produced on sets at Babelsberg Studios in Berlin over a nine week span. The final two weeks of production will take place at practical locations around Los Angeles. Chances are that Pearl is feeling a sense of deja vu .

The cinematographer launched his career when he shot The Texas Chainsaw Massacre straight out of film school in 1974. Pearl was the uncontested master of the fright film genre through the 1980s when his focuss shifted to MTV and the new world of music videos. He was a primary architect in the design of that new genre of filmmaking, which made a profound impact on the grammar of visual story-telling.

The Apparition is a Joel Silver production for Dark Castle Entertainment slated for release by Warner Bros. It features Ashley Green (Twilight) in a leading role. Todd Lincoln, who authored the script, is taking his first turn at the helm.

The story revolves around a young couple who unleash and are haunted by a supernatural presence. The creative challenge in this type of endeavor is creating a visual environment where a ghost story is both believable and frightening.

Stay tuned: No one does that better than Daniel Pearl.

About Bob Fisher

Bob Fisher was born and raised in Brooklyn. He earned a journalism degree from Long Island University, and began his career as a cub reporter at the New York Herald Tribune. Fisher was drafted into the U.S. Army in mid-1958. He served for two years as a journalist at an army base in Anniston, Alabama.That experience gave him a different view of the world. Several weeks before he was scheduled to complete his military obligation, Fisher answered an ad for a six-month job in Los Angeles writing a book based on interviews with members of the American Society of Cinematographers. Fisher had no idea what cinematographers did. The attraction was getting to see Los Angeles. Fisher estimates that he has subsequently written between 3,000 and 4,000 magazine articles about cinematographers and other narrative and documentary filmmakers. He is one of seven living honorary members of the American Society of Cinematographers. Four of the others are astronauts.

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