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The Road To Oscar Annual Series
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Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019
Déjà vu: The DGA Award, Best Director Oscar Discrepancy
The awards season norm has seen the nearly annual emergence of at least one difference between the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominee lineups. In only five of the 71 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
Two-Time Oscar Nominee John Mathieson Reflects On "Mary Queen Of Scots"
John Mathieson, BSC is no stranger to the Oscars, having earned Best Cinematography nominations in 2001 for Gladiator and in 2005 for The Phantom of the Opera. He is now again in the awards season conversation for Mary Queen of Scots, which marks the feature directorial debut of Josie...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
DP Robert Richardson Wages "A Private War" To Gain Attention For An Important Story
A nine-time Best Cinematography Academy Award nominee--who won in 1992 for JFK, in 2005 for The Aviator and in 2012 for Hugo--Robert Richardson, ASC wasn’t interested in being covered in SHOOT’s The Road To Oscar series for individual attention. In fact, he...
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
"Green Book" Marks New Chapter For Editor Patrick J. Don Vito
Editor Patrick J. Don Vito’s latest collaboration with director/writer/producer Peter Farrelly is quite a departure from what’s been their comedic norm. But this new turn in some respects wasn’t all that surprising to Don Vito who recalled telling his wife when he was working on the Farrelly TV...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018
Charlotte Bruus Christensen Finds "A Quiet Place" To Contemplate Cinematography
A Quiet Place (Paramount Pictures) got cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen to think about audio in a way she hadn’t before--and it’s a lesson she plans on carrying over to her future exploits, even when sound isn’t as inherently integral as it was to this particular film’s...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018
Barry Jenkins Gives Cinematic Voice To "If Beale Street Could Talk"
If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures) marks the first English-language feature based on the work of revered novelist James Baldwin. Doing justice to Baldwin was the prime challenge posed to Barry Jenkins, who not only directed and served as a producer on the film but also...
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
Delving Into "A Quiet Place," "Widows," "Beautiful Boy," "Beale Street," "Roma," "First Man"
Creative inspiration comes in varied forms for director/writer Steve McQueen as evidenced by a filmography which includes his first feature Hunger, followed by Shame and then 12 Years a Slave. The latter, adapted from Solomon Northrop’s 1853 memoir of the same title,...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
Director Felix van Groeningen Makes English-Language Feature Debut With "Beautiful Boy"
Director Felix van Groeningen had a significant career decision to make when mulling over what might be his first English-language film. However, the choice became clear when he read two memoirs offering different perspectives on the same story. “The two points of view really drew me in--the...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
Editor Joe Walker Reflects On “Widows,” Working With Director Steve McQueen
Years ago while in the throes of collaborating on the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave, director Steve McQueen told editor Joe Walker, ACE, what he envisioned as his next project--a feature adaptation of the early 1980s’ British television series Widows...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
Oscar Contenders Get Personal About Their Documentaries
For director Rudy Valdez, the impact that his directing The Sentence has had on him only became fully evident long after the project was wrapped and hit the festival circuit. In some respects he didn’t have the luxury of being impacted during the nearly 10 years he chronicled the...