Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Road To Oscar Annual Series

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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Barry Ackroyd, BSC Reunites With Director Kathryn Bigelow On "Detroit"

Detroit (Annapurna Pictures) marked a reunion for cinematographer Barry Ackroyd, BSC and director Kathryn Bigelow. They first teamed on The Hurt Locker for which Bigelow won the Best Director Oscar as well as a DGA Award in 2010. The film also garnered Ackroyd a Best...

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Insights Into Penning and Editing "I, Tonya"

Zigging while others were zagging led writer Steven Rogers to a story many had viewed wholly unappealing--that of figure skater Tonya Harding who was implicated in the knee-smashing attack on her prime U.S. skating competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, just prior to the 1994 Winter Olympics. Harding and...

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
Oscar Winner Tom Cross, ACE Reunites With Director Scott Cooper On "Hostiles"

Tom Cross, ACE has an Oscar pedigree, winning for Best Editing in 2015 for Whiplash, and then nominated again two years later for La La Land. Cross also has a collaborative pedigree with writer/director Scott Cooper, serving as an additional editor on Crazy Heart (...

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
Editor Gregory Plotkin Reflects On "Get Out," Collaborating With Director Jordan Peele

While Get Out (Universal Pictures) marks an auspicious directorial debut for Jordan Peele, editor Gregory Plotkin hardly views him as a first-time filmmaker. 

“In working with Jordan--who also wrote the screenplay--nothing about him felt like a first-time director,” affirmed...

Friday, Dec. 22, 2017
Directors Greta Gerwig, Martin McDonagh, Joe Wright Reflect on "Lady Bird," "Three Billboards," "Darkest Hour"

For her first turn as a solo director—the already widely acclaimed Lady Bird (A24)—Greta Gerwig benefited from having had an extensive, thorough “pre-pro,” one which spanned many years as a writer, producer and actress as well as an experience co-directing (Nights and Weekends...

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
DPs Takayanagi, Davis Reflect On "Hostiles," "Three Billboards"

Cinematographers Masanobu Takayanagi, ASC, and Ben Davis, BSC, enjoy close collaborative relationships, respectively, with writers/directors Scott Cooper and Martin McDonagh. Most recently, Takayanagi teamed with Cooper on Hostiles (Entertainment Studios) while Davis lensed Three...

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
Cutting and Casting Alexander Payne's "Downsizing"

Editor Kevin Tent and casting director John Jackson share a common bond--a lengthy, ongoing collaborative relationship with director/writer Alexander Payne, their latest round of creative togetherness having been on Downsizing (Paramount Pictures), a feature that’s part sci-fi, part...

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
DP Sam Levy Reflects On Writer/Director Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird"

Two of Greta Gerwig’s collaborators on Lady Bird--which marks her solo directing debut--are on opposite ends of the working relationship continuum. First, we have cinematographer Sam Levy who’s teamed with Gerwig on several occasions, shooting, for example, Frances Ha and ...

Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
A Room With A Point of View; Production Design For "Three Billboards"

Welcome to the most unwelcoming gift shop you’ve ever seen. It’s not overtly so. And it’s not a pivotal but rather a briefly seen setting in writer/director Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight). But that’s what makes it all the more intriguing...

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Ed Lachman, ASC, Reflects On "Wonderstruck," Collaborating With Todd Haynes

Ed Lachman, ASC, has seen his ongoing collaborative relationship with director Todd Haynes yield myriad artistic dividends, including critical acclaim and industry honors for such features as Far From Heaven and Carol, as well as the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce....