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Oscars 2022: Meet Ari Wegner, the other woman behind ‘The Power Of The Dog’

Ari Wegner is all set to make history this Sunday at the Oscars. The 37-year-old Australian is likely to be the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for helping to create the indelible images of “The Power of the Dog” with director Jane Campion.
They together fought the extreme conditions of the New Zealand landscape to transport the public to a desolate ranch in the 1920s in Montana in an unforgettable work on human fragility. Some of the images, such as a shot of the silhouette of two actors through a barn door, are the kind that aspiring filmmakers are already studying.
And they could have by no means met had been it not for an Australian financial institution business. Campion, an Oscar-winning auteur, had by no means achieved a business earlier than, however she mentioned sure to that one and hit it off with the younger cinematographer. Yet it was nonetheless an adrenaline rush for Wegner to get a name from Campion a number of years later a few potential mission to adapt Thomas Savage’s 1967 e book. She went out that day, purchased it and skim it.
“I had read about other filmmakers having these dream pre-productions. I thought, well, that’s something that happens to other people,” Wegner mentioned. “But I had an instinct that with more time that there was another level of filmmaking out there. And that was definitely the case.”

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