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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Director/Writer J.C. Chandor Reflects On "A Most Violent Year"

Crisis would seem to be a central theme in writer/director J.C. Chandor’s feature filmography, from his debut movie Margin Call (which earned him a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nomination in 2012) to All Is Lost (a Film Independent Spirit Award...

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
Auteur POVs: Linklater, Scott, Fincher, Tyldum, Vallee, Marshall, Et Al

This installment of our The Road To Oscar Series garners insights from leading directors and cinematographers on their films ranging from a unique coming-of-age story to a Biblical story for the ages, from a twisted suspense thriller to a historical yet highly personal portrait, from a...

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
A-List Start For "B" Movies: "Boyhood," "Birdman" Score Key Early Awards Recognition

Director Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) are the early headliners on the awards show circuit, thus far spanning the Film Independent...

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Shooting Ridley Scott's :Exodus: Gods and Kings," Rob Marshall's "Into the Woods"

Cinematographer Dion Beebe’s working relationship with director Rob Marshall dates back to Chicago, the winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture, in 2003. Their collaborations have helped to define bringing musical fare to the big screen, from the...

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
Editors Reflect On Their Collaborations With David Fincher On "Gone Girl," Morten Tyldum On "The Imitation Game"

Two Oscar-winning editors again find themselves in the conversation this awards season--William Goldenberg, ACE for The Imitation Game, and Kirk Baxter, ACE for Gone Girl.

Goldenberg’s Oscar pedigree spans one win and four...

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
Road To Oscar Prequel: Artists On "Gone Girl," "Birdman" Emerging As Awards Season Contenders

Collaborative bonds fashioned and then fortified over time figure prominently in this installment of Talent Show, a prequel to SHOOT’s annual The Road To Oscar series.

We start with a cinematographer whose working relationship with director David Fincher started with insert shots...

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
The Road to Oscar: Director, Editor and Production Designer POVs

Four of the five directors nominated for the DGA Award honoring Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film are also the nominees for the Best Director Oscar. And three of the five with both DGA and Oscar noms this year were at the Directors Guild of America’s 23rd annual Meet The...

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014
Road to Oscar: Reflections On And By Nominees

Director Stephen Frears first worked with actress Judi Dench on Going Gentry, a BBC2 teleplay in 1981. They have since reunited three times—in 1983’s telefilm Saigon: Year of the Cat, 2005’s Mrs. Henderson Presents for which Dench received Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA...

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
The Road To Oscar, Part 1: Backstories On 12 Years A Slave And Nebraska

Taking the highest profile honor at last month's Toronto International Film Festival--the Audience Award--was director Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. It's a distinction that historically carries weighty implications further down the road during awards season.

Over the years,...

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
The Road to Oscar, Part 3: Directors, DPs, Designers

Three-time Oscar nominee David O. Russell (Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Silver Linings Playbook; Best Director for The Fighter) came up a three-time winner this month as The New York Film Critics Circle named his American Hustle Best Picture of 2013 in...

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