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New trailer for Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken

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New trailer for Unbroken, the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.

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Ode to (21st Century) Cinematographers

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Oscars Postmortem: A Tribute to Roger Deakins

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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 time. Unfortunately, that last group included perpetual Oscar also-rans like composer Thomas Newman, sound mixer Greg P. Russell, and cinematographer Roger Deakins. Deakins, the longtime director…

Brilliant Roger Deakins Wins the ASC for Skyfall

Brilliant Roger Deakins Wins the ASC for Skyfall

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Interview: Janusz Kaminski and Lincoln

Interview: Janusz Kaminski and Lincoln

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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 Ryan. Kaminski’s shared filmography with Spielberg has also resulted in Oscar nominations for Amistad and War Horse. When not working with Spielberg, the Poland-native has brought his impeccable sense…

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

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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 is also possible for Javier Bardem. Standing in Skyfall’s way overall? It’s really as simple as “Bond. James Bond.” It’s also a genre movie, and as we all know, the Academy no-likey the…

Oscar Flashback – Harris Savides

Oscar Flashback – Harris Savides

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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, however, can lead with “Academy Award nominee” or “Oscar winner.” Why? Because the Academy never nominated him. The Oscars are…

Tree of Life & War Horse tie for Best Cinematography

Tree of Life & War Horse tie for Best Cinematography

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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 Janusz Kaminski, War Horse That combination might have made for one of the more exciting moments in a ceremony, but instead we got to…

ASC Nominations!

ASC Nominations!

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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 off to you. I missed one, though in my defense Tinker Tailor was my alt.

American Society of Cinematographers preview

American Society of Cinematographers preview

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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 Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Jeff Cronenweth) Hugo (Robert Richardson) The Tree of Life (Emmanuel Lubezki) War Horse (Janusz Kaminski) * alternate: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Hoyte Van…