Friday, August 31, 2012

Kaleidoscopic, Vertiginous Dubai

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A selection of dizzying stills from Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) shot in Dubai at Burj Khalifa, the tallest man made structure in the world. These scenes literally took my breath my away. The silvery, reflective palettes are beautiful and slick, altogether crystal clear and hazily atmospheric. Dubai a concrete playground below; the maze-like carpets of garden and spaghetti junctions laid out as crazy crop circles in the desert.

Worth watching this enjoyable popcorn action flick if only for this particular scene, and the one that follows, when Cruise's character pursues the baddie through the eerily deserted, sand-storm blanketed streets of Dubai. Amazing.