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The Thin Red Line  (1998)

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The movie The Thin Red Line, released in 1998 and directed by Terrence Malick, was shot on film using ARRIFLEX 35 III Camera, Panavision Panaflex Gold Camera, Panavision Panaflex Platinum Camera, Panavision Panastar Camera and Panavision C100 100 mm T2.8 Lens, Panavision C40 40 mm T2.8 Lens, Panavision C50 50 mm T2.3 Lens, Panavision C75 75 mm T2.5 Lens, Panavision Primo AL100 100 mm T2.0 Lens, Panavision Primo AL40 40 mm T2.0 Lens, Panavision Primo AL50 50 mm T2.0 Lens, Panavision Primo AL75 75 mm T2.0 Lens with John Toll as cinematographer and editing was done on the Avid Editing System by Leslie Jones, Saar Klein, Billy Weber.
Directed by | Terrence Malick
Cinematography by | John Toll
Notes & More Information
"It was pretty much a wide-angle movie, so we shot mainly with wider lenses, like the 40mm and 50mm. Our close-ups were mainly done with the 75mm or 100mm. We were constantly fighting to get as much of the geography into the frame as we could. Every time we put on a tighter lens it just felt as if we were missing something." - John Toll.

"It was primarily a day exterior shoot, so I used Kodak's [100 ASA EXR] 5248 outside. For the lower-light situations and interiors, I used the Vision [500T] 5279. I would basically switch to the faster stock when we started to get a light reading below 2.8; I didn't want to shoot 48 wide open on anamorphic lenses because of the lack of depth. I used the faster stock to maintain my depth of field." - John Toll.

"I don't normally like to work deeper than an f/8, and I never work wider than f/2.8 in anamorphic. I feel much more comfortable working at around f/4. Shooting wider than 2.8 in anamorphic is pointless, I think, because at that stop there's just not enough information in focus." - John Toll.

On the use of filtration for this film: "No, we shot everything clean. Every once in a while we'd throw in a grad filter if we got into some heavy, burned-out backgrounds, but we had so much camera movement that we didn't use them a lot." John Toll.

Sources: American Cinematographer, February 1999.
 
Cast
Pvt. Tella
Witt's Mother
Melanesian Villager
Lt. Col. Billig
Cpl. Fife
Pvt. Witt
Pvt. Bell
Capt. Bosche
Capt. John Gaff
Cpl. Thorne
Pvt. Coombs
Pvt. Weld
1st Lt. Band
Cpl. Queen
Sgt. Becker
Japanese Prisoner
Assistant Pilot
Pvt. Carni
Melanesian Man Walking
Pvt. Ash
Pvt. Charlie Dale
Melanesian Villager
Capt. Staros
Melanesian Woman With Child
2nd Lt. Whyte
Medic #2
Pvt. 1cl. Earl
Japanese Pvt. #1
Pvt. Floyd
Pvt. 1cl. Doll
Japanese Officer #1
Japanese Pvt. #4
Lt. Col. Tall
Japanese Pvt. #6
Japanese Soldier
Marty Bell
1st Sgt. Welsh
Sgt. Storm
Pvt. Mazzi
Sgt. McCron
Japanese Prisoner #2
Japanese Officer #2
Pvt. Train
Cpl. Jenks
Pvt. 1cl. Beade
Japanese Pvt. #7
Japanese Pvt. #3
Japanese Pvt. #2
Japanese Sgt.
Brig. Gen. Quintard
Japanese Pvt. #5
2nd Lt. Gore
Melanesian Guide
Pvt. Hoke
Japanese Officer #3
First Scout
Medic #1
Young Japanese
Melanesian Extra
Melanesian Extra
Melanesian Extra
Melanesian Extra
Melanesian Extra
Melanesian Extra
Melanesian Extra
Melanesian Extra
Melanesian Extra
Melanesian Extra
Melanesian Extra
Melanesian Extra
Nisei Interpreter
Pvt. Alexander
Navy Soldier
Navy Soldier
Private Drake
Directed by
Cinematography by
Director Of Photography
Written by
Edited by
Produced by
Producer
Associate Producer
Ceo Of Phoenix Pictures
Executive Producer
Associate Producer
Original Music by
Composer
Production Design by
Production Designer
Art Direction by
Art Director
Set Decoration by
Set Decorator
Set Decorator
Costume Design by
Costume Designer
Casting by
Casting Director
Production Management
Post-production Supervisor
Unit Manager
Production Manager: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Unit Production Manager
Unit Manager: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Unit Manager: Second Unit
Production Manager
Production Supervisor: USA
Second Unit & Assistant Directors
Second Second Assistant Director: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Second Assistant Director: Second Unit
Second Unit Director
Second Assistant Director
First Assistant Director
First Assistant Director: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
First Assistant Director: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Second Second Assistant Director
First Assistant Director: Second Unit
Third Assistant Director
Third Assistant Director: Second Unit
Second Assistant Director
Camera & Electrical Department
Camera Operator: Second Unit, Solomon Islands
Loader: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Best Boy Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Key Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Grip Assistant
Grip Assistant
Key Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Gaffer: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Camera Operator: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Clapper Loader / Second Assistant Camera
Director Of Photography: Second Unit
Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Camera Assistant: Second Unit, Solomon Islands
Grip Assistant
Grip: Second Unit
Key Grip: Second Unit
Libra Head Technician
Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Electrician
Best Boy Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Clapper Loader / Second Assistant Camera
Second Assistant Camera: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Crane Technician: Akela Crane
Electrician
Camera Assistant: Second Unit, Solomon Islands
Focus Puller: Second Unit
Grip: Second Unit
Second Assistant Camera / Video Split Operator: Second Unit
Best Boy Electric
Video Split Operator
First Assistant Camera / Focus Puller
Gaffer: Second Unit
Electrician
First Assistant Camera
Camera Operator: Second Unit
Clapper Loader / Second Assistant Camera
First Assistant Camera / Focus Puller
Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Best Boy Electric: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Second Assistant Camera: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Best Boy Electric: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Electric: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
First Assistant Camera: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
First Assistant Camera: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Electric: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Camera Operator / Steadicam Operator
Electric: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Grip: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Assistant Camera
Camera Operator: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Second Assistant Camera: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Clapper Loader: Second Unit / Second Assistant Camera: Second Unit
First Assistant Camera: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Dolly Grip: A Camera
Grip: Second Unit
Focus Puller: Second Unit
Electrician: Second Unit
Still Photographer
Electric: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Crane Technician: Akela Crane
Clapper Loader / Second Assistant Camera
Electric: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Gaffer: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Video Split Operator: Second Unit
Editorial Department
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor
Post-production Assistant
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor: Avid
Color Timer
Head Technician: Libra, Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Film Editor
Additional Post-production Assistant
Assistant Editor
Visual Effects Department
Senior Digital Compositor
Senior Digital Compositor
3D Animator
Digital Compositor
Visual Effects Producer
Opticals: Pacific Title/Mirage
Pre-visualization Compositor
Visual Effects Supervisor
Senior Digital Compositor
Systems Administrator
Visual Effects Designer
Consultant: Titles And Opticals
Digital Effects Producer: Cinesite
Roto Artist
Visual Effects Designer
Digital Effects Producer: Cinesite
Rotoscope Supervisor
Technical Assistant Supervisor: Cinesite
Digital Effects Artist
Visual Effects Production Coordinator: Cinesite
Technical Support: Cinesite
Special Effects Department
Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Coordinator
Special Effects Assistant
Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Technician
Senior Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Technician
Special Effects Technician
Art Department
Carpenter
Stand-by Greens
Art Department Assistant: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal
Set Decorator: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Storyboard Artist
Set Finisher
Assistant Art Director: Solomon Islands
Scenic Artist
Stand-by Property Master: Second Unit
Art Department Assistant
Construction Assistant
Painter: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Property Master
Painter: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Set Dresser
Steelworker
Trade Assistant
Assistant Property Master: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Storyboard Artist: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Carpenter
Construction Runner
Set Finisher
Construction Manager
Art Department Runner
Construction Foreman
Greensman
Swing Gang: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Painter: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Assistant Stand-by Props
Carpenter
Leading Hand
Carpenter
Steel Worker
Carpenter
Stand-by Props
Art Department Assistant
Steel Worker
Art Department Coordinator
Construction Assistant
Trade Assistant
Storyboard Artist: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Paint Foreman: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Carpenter
Assistant Property Master: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Property Master: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Property Master: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Set Dresser
Assistant To Art Department Coordinator
Set Dresser
Leading Hand
Model Maker
Art Department Runner: Sydney
Set Painter
Art Department Runner
Carpenter
Storyboard Artist
Trade Assistant
Art Department Assistant: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal
Assistant Stand-by Props
Model Maker
Model Maker
Set Dresser
Set Dresser
Greens Supervisor
Art Department Assistant
Assistant Art Director
Swing Gang: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Art Department Assistant: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal
Set Painter
Greensman
Art Department Assistant
Lead Propmaker
Graphic Artist
Assistant Graphic Artist
Model Maker
Model Maker
Storyboard Artist
Sound Department
Sound Engineer: Media Ventures
Sound Effects Editor
Re-recording Mixer
Assistant Sound Designer
Additional Sound Re-recording Mixer
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Recordist: Second Unit
Adr Recordist
Adr Engineer
Boom Operator
Dialogue Editor
Assistant Sound Editor
Second Boom Operator
Adr Recordist: Alien Languages For Dvd
Sound Designer
Dialogue Editor
Adr Editor
Production Manager
Sound Engineer: Media Ventures
Post Production Sound Assistant
Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Recordist
Foley Artist
Supervising Sound Editor
Additional Boom / Cable Person
Foley Mixer
Adr Editor
Adr Recordist
Sound Effects Editor
Assistant Sound Engineer
Additional Sound Mixer: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Re-recording Mixer
Sound Effects Editor
Boom Operator: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Sound Recordist
Dialogue Editor
Foley Artist
Foley Supervisor
Sound Engineer: Media Ventures
Sound Engineer: Media Ventures
Voiceover Supervisor
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Re-recording Engineer
Foley Recordist
Adr Supervisor
Sound Conforming Editor
Assistant Sound Editor
Boom Operator: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Co-sound Supervisor
Sound Editor
Sound Transfer
Casting Department
Regional Casting Agent
Casting Associate
Extras Casting Agent: Australia
Regional Casting Agent
Extras Casting: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Makeup Department
Hair Assistant: Los Angeles Post Production Unit / Makeup Assistant: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Additional Hair Stylist: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist
Additional Hair Stylist / Additional Makeup Artist
Additional Hair Stylist: Los Angeles Post Production Unit
Stand-by Hair Stylist: Second Unit
Hair Designer
Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist
Additional Hair Stylist / Additional Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist
Additional Hair Stylist / Additional Makeup Artist
Assistant Hair Stylist / Assistant Makeup Artist
Costume & Wardrobe Department
Props Costumer
Key Stand-by Costumer
Costumer Liaison: Los Angeles
Costume Assistant: Military Webbing
Costume Assistant: Los Angeles Post-production
Costume Assistant: Military Webbing
Costumer Construction
Costume Assistant
Props Costumer
Costumer: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Costumer: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Stand-by Costumer: Second Unit
Stand-by Costumer
Stand-by Costumer
Costume Assistant: Los Angeles Post-production
Stand-by Costumer: Military Webbing
Costume Assistant: Military Webbing
Stand-by Costumer
Costume Supervisor
Costume Assistant
Stand-by Costumer: Military Webbing
Costume Assistant
Costume Assistant: Military Webbing
Music Department
Additional Music Arranger
Musician: Oboe Soloist
Music Contractor
Orchestrator
Musician: Tuba
Executive In Charge Of Music
Music Contractor
Music Preparation
Composer: Additional Music
Music Scoring Mixer
Orchestrator
Composer Wrangler
Composer: Additional Music
Orchestral Scoring Recordist
Music Coordinator: Air-Edel
Musician
Assistant Music Editor
Scoring Engineer
Music Editor
Music Editor
Music Preparation
Scoring Stage Crew
Technical Score Advisor
Music Supervisor
Scoring Stage Crew
Musician: French Horn
Musician: Percussion
Music Editor: Temp Music
Music Editor Assistant
Music Librarian
Music Copyist
Ethnomusicologist
Scoring Mixer: Special Effects Music
Musician: Percussion
Stunt Department
Stunt Performer
Additional Stunts
Stunt Performer
Additional Stunts
Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Performer
Stunt Performer
Additional Stunts
Additional Stunts
Additional Stunts
Assistant Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Double / Stunt Performer
Stunt Performer
Additional Stunts
Stunt Performer
Stunt Performer
Stunt Performer
Additional Stunts
Stunts
Additional Stunts
Additional Stunts
Stunt Performer
Stunt Performer
Stunt Performer
Additional Stunts
Stunt Performer
Additional Stunts
Stunt Performer
Additional Stunts
Stunt Performer
Stunt Performer
Stunt Performer
Additional Stunts
Stunt Performer
Additional Stunts
Additional Stunts
Additional Stunts
Stunt Performer
Additional Stunts
Stunt Performer
Additional Stunts
Additional Stunts
Additional Stunts
Stunt Assistant
Additional Stunts
Stunt Performer
Stunt Performer
Stunt Coordinator
Stunt Performer
Transportation Department
Transportation Captain: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Assistant Transportation Coordinator
Driver: Australia
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Australia
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Australia
Transportation Coordinator: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Driver: Australia
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Australia
Driver: Australia
Driver: Australia
Driver: Australia
Action Vehicle Assistant
Assistant Transportation Coordinator
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Solomon Islands
Action Vehicle Coordinator
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Solomon Islands
Transportation Coordinator: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Driver: Australia
Transportation Coordinator
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Solomon Islands
Driver: Australia
Driver: Australia
Driver: Australia
Additional Crew Members
Scaffolder
Assistant Production Coordinator
Unit Assistant: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Catering Assistant
Boat Captain: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Camp Manager
Avid Technical Support
First Aid Nurse: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Marine Boat Captain
Marine Boat Captain
Marine Boat Captain
Gym Trainer
Extras Coordinator: Japan
Assistant: Mr. Hill / Liaison: Los Angeles
Unit Assistant
Key Armorer
Unit Assistant
Marine Boat Captain
Production Assistant: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Set Production Assistant
Webbing Assistant: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Assistant: Hans Zimmer
Assistant: Armoury Workshop
Boat Captain: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Scaffolder Assistant
Production Runner: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Production Runner: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Production Office Assistant: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Freight Assistant
Marine Boat Captain
Marine Boat Captain
Unit Assistant
Marine Engineer
Catering Assistant
Unit Publicist
Military Webbing Advisor
Production Executive
Marine Engineer
Boat Winchman: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Unit Nurse: Second Unit
Assistant Military Advisor
Military Webbing Supervisor
Production Assistant: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Safety Officer: Second Unit
Assistant Military Advisor
Production Assistant: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Craft Service: Los Angeles Post-production
Featured Extra
Medical Coordinator: Los Angeles Post-production Unit / Medical Officer: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Catering Assistant
First Aid Nurse: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Production Coordinator
Dock Master: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Marine Boat Captain
Unit Assistant
Armorer Assistant
Freight Coordinator
Deckhand: Los Angeles Post-production Unit / Safety Diver: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Assistant: Terrence Malick
Unit Assistant
Production Runner
Production Runner
Catering Assistant
Unit Assistant
Unit Assistant
Unit Assistant
Boat Winchman: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Marine Boat Captain
Production Assistant
Boat Captain: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Medical Staff
Local Police: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit / Security: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Catering Assistant
Armorer Assistant
Unit Assistant: Second Unit
Marine Engineer
Catering Assistant
Set Production Assistant: Second Unit
Webbing Assistant: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Anthropologist: Solomon Islands
Assistant Marine Coordinator
Marine Coordinator
Catering: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
First Assistant Accountant
Publicist: USA
Militaria
Local Police: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit / Security: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Production Assistant: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Safety Officer
Second Assistant Accountant
Accommodation Coordinator
Production Runner: Los Angeles
Production Assistant: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Continuity: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Dialect Coach
Assistant: Mr. Stevens
Freight Runner
Business Affairs/production Legal
Assistant: Mr Hill, Australia
Unit Assistant
Unit Assistant
Assistant Safety Officer
Japanese Advisor
Catering Assistant
Dailies Projectionist
Production Secretary
Assistant: Geisler & Roberdeau
Extras Payroll Accountant
Assistant: Hans Zimmer
Assistant: Terrence Malick
Assistant: Armoury Workshop
Production Assistant
Script Supervisor
Unit Assistant
Set Production Assistant
Assistant Military Advisor
Boat Captain: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Production Assistant: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Production Accountant: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Marine Boat Captain
Marine Boat Captain
Shipwright
Assistant: Geisler & Roberdeau
Continuity Assistant
Medical Staff
Assistant Military Advisor
Assistant Extras Coordinator
Script Coordinator
Unit Publicist
Marine Boat Captain
Production Runner
Technical Director
Aircraft Coordinator
Second Unit Coordinator
Post-production Accountant
Assistant Marine Coordinator
Key Military Advisor
Assistant: Mr. Travolta, Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Assistant Armourer
Deckhand: Los Angeles Post-production Unit / Safety Diver: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Production Accountant
Local Police: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit / Security: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Local Liaison: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Boat Captain: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Medical Staff
Production Assistant: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Japanese Advisor
Teacher: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Caterer: Solomon Islands/Guadalcanal Unit
Payroll Accountant
Script Supervisor: Second Unit
Catering Assistant
Assistant Military Advisor
Boat Captain: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Deckhand: Los Angeles Post-production Unit / Safety Diver: Los Angeles Post-production Unit
Unit Assistant
Armorer Assistant
Set Production Assistant
Stand-in: George Clooney
Production Assistant
Adr Voice
Technical Consultant
Adr Voice Group
Key Armorer
International Distribution: 20th Century Fox
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