The cinematographer of 'Jojo Rabbit' says director Taika Waititi banned cell phones from his film set

Business Insider | 1/26/2020 | Jacob Sarkisian
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Cinematographer Mihai Malaimare told Insider that Taika Waititi banned cell phones from his "Jojo Rabbit" film set.

Malaimare said that Waititi wanted a creative and concentrated set, so removed the distractions of cell phones.

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"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" director Quentin Tarantino banned cell phones from his set, too.

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The cinematographer of "Jojo Rabbit," Mihai Malaimare, told Insider that director Taika Waititi banned all cell phones from his film set in order to promote a more concentrated and creative environment without distractions.

"Taika was exactly as I hoped he'd be. He was fun and very serious at the same time, but he had one rule which was that there were no cell phones allowed on set," Malaimare told Insider.

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"Jojo Rabbit" follows a young boy (Roman Griffin Davis) in Hitler's youth army, who finds a Jewish girl hiding in his home (Thomasin McKenzie). Jojo also happens to have an imaginary friend — Adolf Hitler. That's where Waititi comes in.

"There are a lot of moments, especially with the technical crew, where people have to wait around but what no phones does is it creates more of a calm and concentrated environment, especially for actors," Malaimare said.

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"That's why he banned them. Its hard to rehearse if somebody is giggling on their phone or listening to music."

Malaimare also told Insider that Waititi likes to...
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