Traffic Patterns

One of the most noteworthy elements of Steven Soderbergh's Traffic is the visual distinction between its three major story threads. The cold blue look of the Ohio and Washington, DC-set sequences centering on Michael Douglas' character and the sun-drenched palette of the San Diego scenes were achieved during production. But for the subtitled sequences set in Tijuana, featuring Benicio Del Toro as a Mexican police officer, something different was required. That was supplied by Cinesite, Inc.,

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