The western goes east: DP Eric Edwards patrols the streets of New Jersey in Cop Land

In shooting Cop Land, the Miramax film starring Sylvester Stallone that tells the story of a sheriff taking on corruption, DP Eric Alan Edwards found himself hearkening back to the cinematic tradition of the western--in spirit, at any rate. Released in August, the film is actually set in New Jersey, with scenes shot across the Hudson River in Manhattan as well. In taking on the shoot, Edwards had to convey the strong contrast--and downright rivalry--between small-town New Jersey and big-city

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