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Image of the day. Tony Scott’s “Déjà Vu” (2006)

Incredible color in the early autopsy sequence in Tony Scott’s New Orleans-set riff on Vertigo.

Incredible colorwork in this image from the autopsy scene in Tony Scott's Déjà Vu (2006). That's Denzel Washington's necrophiliac eyes turned a solemn, obsessive purple by cinematographer Paul Cameron. Click for a higher res image.

Did the cinematographer turn it purple? Perhaps the color grader, or the visual effects artist?
The scene is ostensibly shot under blacklight, which is what produces this effect, at least within the story. How it was actually achieved to produce this effect (simulation?) I don’t know.
Why don’t you do an interview with Tony Scott? I’m sure he would be flattered by all the auteurist treatment he gets here in Notebook. I would be interested to read his views on his own filmmaking process and that of others (assuming an in-depth interview doesn’t already exist somewhere out there online).
There’s nothing I’d rather do Bobby, or about half our contributors here! We’ve tried with each Scott release to get in contact…one day, one day…
For all my Tony Scott bashing, I really like DAJA VU. It’s the one film of his that I feel deserves the praise. Brilliant use of mise-en-scene.

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