“Roger is a master. If there’s a Mount Rushmor…

“Roger is a master. If there’s a Mount Rushmore of DPs, he’d be right there in the middle. He goes about his work very modestly and quietly, but you learn so much from just looking. You realize that once you are in one of his shots, half your job is already done.”

“I remember one day, it was a third of a page, it was like my character walks up to a desk. And I assumed I’d just go to work and walk up to a desk, but they had turned the entire soundstage into one desk, it was so massive. And after Roger had lit it, it was just so beautiful. But I was confused. I said to Denis: “Isn’t this scene just three quarters of a page?” and he said: “That’s in the movie, isn’t it?” I said: “Yeah… Yes.” Then he said: ‘Well, then it has to operate under the same rules as everything else.“” – Ryan Gosling