Oscars Postmortem: A Tribute to Roger Deakins

by Marshall Flores When the 85th Academy Awards concluded, the final distribution of winners generally reflected the patterns of years past. A few won their second or third statuettes, others received their first trophies, and most walked home empty handed, some for the umpteenth...
Posted On 26 Feb 2013
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Interview: Janusz Kaminski and Lincoln

In 1993, Steven Spielberg directed Schindler’s List, marking the first collaboration between Spielberg and Director of Photography Janusz Kaminski. Kaminski has worked on every Spielberg film since, and they both won Oscars for their work on Schindler’s List and Saving Private...

Oscar Flashback: Roger Deakins Headed for 10th Oscar Nomination, Zero Wins

All props to In Contention‘s astute Oscar pundit (I’m sure he’ll hate that description) Kris Tapley  for pointing out that of Skyfall’s potential nominations — Sound, Sound Editing — Cinematography is certainly among them. Best Supporting Actor...
Posted On 09 Nov 2012

Oscar Flashback – Harris Savides

It was horrifying news to wake up this morning and find out that the great Harris Savides had died. Though he leaves behind quite a legacy, his best being his work on David Fincher’s Zodiac, but also The Game but also his work with Sofia Coppola.  None of the obits,...
Posted On 11 Oct 2012

Tree of Life & War Horse tie for Best Cinematography

The Critics Choice Movie Awards started dumping awards outside the theater before most of us tuned in, an hour before the broadcast officially began. Among the honors swept under the red carpet was a significant tie. Best Cinematography (tie): Emmanuel Lubezki , The Tree of Life...
Posted On 12 Jan 2012

ASC Nominations!

Guillaume Schiffman, AFC (The Artist) Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) Robert Richardson, ASC (Hugo) Hoyte van Hoytema, FSF, NSC (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC (The Tree of Life) I do believe Ryan got 5/5 on these predictions. Hats...
Posted On 11 Jan 2012

American Society of Cinematographers preview

The ASC were to have announced their nominees tonight, but we just heard word that they’ll be ready early tomorrow morning instead. Time now for quick predictions and simple overnight poll of your personal favorites. Sasha’s picks: The Artist (Guillame Schiffman) The...
Posted On 10 Jan 2012

Spieberg, Williams, Kaminski & cast talk about War Horse

John Williams above. Steven Spielberg, Janusz Kaminski, Kathleen Kennedy, Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston and David Kross after the cut.
Posted On 01 Jan 2012