Whereas many cinematographers would turn to filters to achieve a warm feel, Escoffier prefers gels.
"We did it all in the lighting. Jean Yves uses theatrical gels extensively, as opposed to the normal, color-temperatured correction. If you have a white light and you make it a bit warmer or cooler, that is a color-temperature correction. If you use a theatrical gel, which is a color, then that is coloring the light."
- Scott Ramsey, Gaffer for Escoffier
"There is a tension between opposite colors. And when actors go from one area to another, it's as if they're crossing into a different world."
- Jean Yves Escoffier