Chris Menges’ cinematography in Local Hero (John Forsyth, 1983)

I am now re-viewing films with Burt Lancaster I saw upon their original release. I well remember the charm and humour of Bill Forsyth’s Local Hero. What I had forgotten, and what the new remastered collector’s edition recently released by Film Four makes clear, is the astonishing visual beauty of the film, and not just because of its sublime natural locations but because of the extraordinary ways Chris Menges filmed them. Here is but a sample:

 

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