Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Road To Oscar Annual Series

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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....

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Road To Oscar Prequel: Feature Creatures Affirm Our Humanity

Part of this season’s Oscar conversation centers on creatively inspired creatures who play integral roles in telling ambitious stories. They include:

• A leader of apes who faces a profound inner struggle.
• A genetically engineered “pet” who’s seemingly part pig, manatee, hippo and...

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Writer/Director Hannes Holm Reflects On "A Man Called Ove"

For director/writer Hannes Holm, the realization that his Swedish film A Man Called Ove (Music Box Films) earned Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling (Eva Von Bahr, Love Larson) finally hit home for him at the recent...

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Reflections On "Manchester by the Sea," "Hidden Figures," "Arrival," "La La Land," "Lion," "Passengers"

With Manchester by the Sea, writer-director Kenneth Lonergan doubled his number of career Oscar nominations. His nods for Best Achievement in Directing and Best Original Screenplay were two of six earned by the film, the others being for Best Picture, Lead Actor (Casey Affleck),...

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