Detective of photography: DP tom richmond starts from ground zero on two new movies

It's not uncommon for a cinematographer who shoots independent films to have two movies open within a week of each other. But rarely are the films as disparate in look, tone, and style as First Love, Last Rites, which Strand Releasing opened August 7, and Slums of Beverly Hills, released by Fox Searchlight Pictures August 14. As the director of photography in question, Tom Richmond, describes it, "First Love is a painting, and Slums is frenetic, wild-style LA filmmaking." Yet he doesn't see t

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