How ‘Hostiles’ DP Masanobu Takayanagi Overcame Nature’s Unpredictability For Scott Cooper Western

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Scott Cooper’s last two films—pitch-black backwoods thriller Out of the Furnace and gangster picture Black Mass—cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi shifted visual gears once again with the director’s latest, the Christian Bale-starring Western, Hostilesshooting out in the wilderness, with much of the film’s aesthetic dictated by nature itself. Encountering lightning storms and other unexpected weather patterns which demanded flexibility and quick thinking on…