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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Joe Wright (born 25 August 1972) is an English film director known for Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, Hanna, and his 2012 adaptation of the classic Anna Karenina.

Directorial trademarks

According to the director's commentary on Pride and Prejudice, Joe Wright is very influenced by the work of British film director David Lean, has a certain knowledge of art history and tries sometimes to compose his shots after classical paintings. Already we see some directorial trademarks that distinguish Wright's movies:

Long tracking shots

Charles II, Pride and Prejudice and Atonement all have long tracking shots in them. Atonement has a continuous 4.5 minute shot of the Dunkirk evacuation. "Basically, I just like showing off" Joe Wright told the audience at the Hay Festival.

Warm colour palette

The cinematography for Pride and Prejudice and Atonement, by Roman Osin on the first and Seamus McGarvey on the latter, have included a striking warm colour palette.

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