Hello Denver, My Name is Robert Muratore

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Halloween is rapidly approaching, and as we all reminisce with timeless pictures that are scary, allow ’s not forget about people who work behind the scenes. Robert Muratore is a creative through and by, producing stunningly creepy photography — and operating filmmaking — frightening and not. The award-winning guy has been working with movie for over 20 years, in directing, cinematography, production and much more. The American Society of Cinematography even named one of the movies in the top 10 at Sundance 2017. That film was 78/52 that takes an in-depth appearance of the infamous Psycho shower scene through historical analysis and interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Jamie Lee Curtis and much more. He also co-produced and shooter attributes like The People vs. George Lucas, Doc of the Dead, The Life and Times of Paul the Psychic Octopus and more — plus now he lives right here in Denver.

We had an opportunity to sit down with all the movie and photography guru to talk about his ongoing previous and future jobs. Muratore is modest — at every turn, he’s educated his values maybe not just to himself, but spouses, writers friends and much more. His home is filled with classic popcorn and maybe even potion and pill bottle sets, his own framed artwork, film props and an specific replica of Han Solo’s Millenium Falcon.

Denver, fulfill Robert Muratore.

303: Do you remember the movie that scared you?

Robert Muratore: I think it s fair to state that was Jaws. My loved ones for, for some reason, decided it would be fine to bring a seven-year-old to go see Jaws at the drive-in and it traumatized me [laughs]. I adored it, but it totally traumatized me, especially the scene where the mind pops to the hole at the bottom of the ship when Richard Dreyfuss is under the boat. I couldn’t go to a swimming pool with no fearful after seeing Jaws and I think to this day I have shark dreams because of that film.

303: Do you have a classic horror franchise?

RM: I’m. I’ve always enjoyed Halloween — the Halloween, the Nightmare on Elm Street, the Jaws. Alien and Aliens were pretty great movies and I believed Aliens was among the to some horror film. They re distinct and I enjoyed them for factors that are different.

303: Speaking of Alien, tell us a bit about the feature that you simply ’re currently working on.

RM: It was assumed to be in precisely the identical way as our last movie, 78/52 where we first analyzed a single scene in a film that sort of changed cinema history or turned into a landmark moment in history. For this film, we had been looking specifically at the chest-burster scene clearly because, at that time that Alien came out, it had an wonderful effect on viewers and on myself as well. I saw it when I was a child and it just scared the hell out of me. However, as soon as we come to it, we sort of expanded the scope and looked at the origins of this narrative and the influence like the Greek mythology that influenced Francis Bacon a that in turn affected, H.R. Giger — it goes pretty deep. On the surface, Alien is a really cool terror sci-fi but in the event you really examine the consequences and especially the art direction from Giger, there’s a lot of history to see where it originated from.

303: Outside of the Alien attribute have you got some other jobs now in the works?

RM: There’therefore a sci-fi noir that I taken for Christopher Kelly that ’s author, director and a performer. He was in a few movies that I’d worked on previously and we took a low budget movie from LA and Colorado called The Tangle.  I think hesending it out to festivals and ’ s polishing it up. I’m pretty excited about that one because I think we could achieve for a small quantity of resources. I’m working on documentaries that are continuing. There’s a local documentary about a celebrity named Maggie Whittum who had a stroke when she was 33 and the story is actually about her recovery and getting back to acting.  It’s a fantastic narrative of loyalty and Maggie is an individual.

303: If you can tell one thing that they should know about the work that goes on behind the scenes to horror documentary fans, what would it be?

RM: I would say that out of experience, the people involved in horror movies have a tendency to be the funniest, most down to ground people that are creative which I’t fulfilled. They tend not to have egos. They approachable. They re. However, it s been this way with Stuart Gordon, George Romero, Guillermo del Toro — they tend to be quite nice and approachable. And that’s not to say that other people along with other filmmakers aren’t but I’ve just found that people who love terror and like the genre movies and who are really involved in creating them tend to be the nicest people.

303: That’s funny since I moved on Telluride Horror Show this past weekend and the feeling of community that you get there is just so wonderful. 

RM: Yeah, I’ve been around quite a couple of film festivals with our very own movies, especially the year that The People Vs. George Lucas came out. We traveled around a lot of festivals and some of these were festivals like Sitges and BIFAN at Korea. We were also at a lot of other more prestigious documentary festivals plus I have ta say, at the genre festivals, so we fulfill the best and most down-to-Earth people. There s, there’s sense of community — Sitges, Fantastic Fest, BIFAN. I have the best time there — I suppose they’re my visitors to put it.

303: This second question that I have for you is the question by the next person from the show — what exactly are you doing with your work or your own fire that is changing the way that people perceive that it? 

RM: When it comes to photography, I’ve done some work with a partner, Marco Corvo, and we’ve tried to unite some cinematic way of photography. We made this collection that has sets and costumes and makeup and items that you would usually find on a movie series and I think it’s interesting to kind of mix mediums in that way — in how that you perceive a photograph as much more of a storytelling device, as opposed to just capturing a moment in time. However, while you use this really create kind of a narrative over the framework and then take it. Those are things I love to experiment with.

303: Do you’ve got anything in the works?

RM: Yeah, Marco and I — we hadn’t worked together for a while so that we ’ve been talking about doing a brand new string. We call ourselves The Corvo Brothers and it s something we all ve worked for a long time. We used to have a gallery in town. Our work in the past has been combining elements to produce our work. We photograph some elements of pictures on picture and Marco painted backgrounds for a number of our work. So also for our second show, although we ’ ve enjoyed to unite a great deal of press , we’re talking about producing all of the components in-camera instead of in post-production. This ’s something that we re trying to challenge ourselves with.

All photography from Kyle Cooper. To learn more on Robert Muratore see his website here

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