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The State of the Race: Hand Covers Bruise

| January 11, 2011 | 102 Comments

In each of the five films nominated for Best Director by the Directors Guild yesterday, overcoming an obstacle to become a winner drives the main characters. Micky needs to rid himself of his brother‚Äôs shadow and his own lack of self worth, Nina needs to rid herself of her... (Read More)

Crafting the soundscape for The Social Network

| January 11, 2011 | 13 Comments

Heading David Fincher’s sound team on The Social Network, Sound Re-recording Mixer and Supervisor Sound Editor Ren Kylce and Sound Re-Recording Mixer Michael Semanick walk us through the creative and technical process for designing the audio soundscape. (via Soundworks)

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American Society of Cinematographers Nominees

| January 10, 2011 | 61 Comments

The American Society of Cinematographers announce their 5 nominees Matthew Libatique (Black Swan) Wally Pfister (Inception) Danny Cohen (The King’s Speech) Jeff Cronenweth (The Social Network) Roger Deakins (True Grit) (thanks to Marshall & to Mark)

Seven Films Advance in Makeup Category

| January 10, 2011 | 45 Comments

And they are: (3 of these will be nominated for the Oscar, I figure): ‚ÄúAlice in Wonderland‚Äù ‚ÄúBarney‚Äôs Version‚Äù ‚ÄúThe Fighter‚Äù ‚ÄúJonah Hex‚Äù ‚ÄúTrue Grit‚Äù ‚ÄúThe Way Back‚Äù ‚ÄúThe Wolfman‚Äù On Saturday, January 22, all members of the Academy‚Äôs Makeup Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from... (Read More)

DGA Reactions – O. Russell in Tears

| January 10, 2011 | 41 Comments

The DGA nod meant much to David O. Russell. His film is about second chances, and the director could not help but feel as though this is some sort of second chance for him: ‚ÄúWhen Taylor Hackford called me this morning I have to admit I started to cry... (Read More)

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DGA Nominees

| January 10, 2011 | 230 Comments

Here are your five strongest films for the Best Picture Oscar, 2010. David Fincher, The Social Network Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan David O. Russell, The Fighter Christopher Nolan, Inception

North Texas Goes for Inception

| January 10, 2011 | 24 Comments

The North Texas Film Critics have released this year’s winners. They chose Up in the Air as Best Picture last year: Best Picture: Inception, followed by runners up The King’s Speech and The Fighter. Best Director: Christopher Nolan (for Inception). Runners up: David O. Russell (The Fighter) and the... (Read More)

Peter Yates, RIP at Age 81

| January 10, 2011 | 18 Comments

For some reason, the news keeps reporting that the “director of Bullitt” died. But to me, he’ll always be the director of one of my all-time favorite movies, Breaking Away: