Dark deeds: DP David Eggby goes to extremes on Pitch Black

The science-fiction horror film Pitch Black almost seems conceived as an advanced exercise for a director of photography. The setting for the movie, which USA Films released in February, is a planet where a spacecraft carrying the principal characters crash-lands. The planet is arid and deserted, with a forbidding landscape that broils under the heat of three suns. These orbs of varying hue rise and set, but on different schedules, so there is never a night. That is, until an eclipse plunges

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