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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
"The Irishman" Continues Tom Fleischman's Remarkable Creative Journey With Martin Scorsese

Oscar-winning sound mixer Tom Fleischman already has an eventful awards season in store. The Cinema Audio Society recently announced that Fleischman will receive its highest honor, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 56th CAS Awards on January 25, 2020 in Los Angeles. He is...

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019
"Joker" Delivers Unexpected Punchline For Mark Friedberg

Don’t judge a clown by his makeup--or a book by its cover--would be a prime lesson learned by production designer Mark Friedberg whose brilliant work on Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures) might not have been if he hadn’t overcome his initial reluctance to take on what from afar seemed like...

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Sharing Insights Into “Judy,” “The Two Popes,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Once Upon a Time...”

All the world’s a stage. And director Rupert Goold knows his way around a stage for varied pursuits. He is artistic director of the Almeida Theatre in London, served in the same capacity at the U.K.’s Headlong Theatre and Northampton Theatres, as well as associate director at the Royal...

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
Melanie Ann Oliver Reflects On Editing "Judy"

Judy (Roadside Attractions) takes us back to two eras--1969 when Judy Garland, portrayed brilliantly by Renée Zellweger, is towards the end of her life. It’s at a juncture when Garland is in dire straits, has health issues, can’t get a good paying gig in the U.S. and is struggling with...

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019
"Green Book" Wins Best Picture Oscar

The segregation-era road-trip drama "Green Book" was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, handing Hollywood's top award to a film seen as a feel-good throwback by some and ridiculed as an outdated inversion of "Driving Miss Daisy" by others.

In a year where Hollywood...

Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
Sound Insights Into "Black Panther," "Roma"

It’s been an eventful awards season for composer Ludwig Goransson who in recent months earned his first career Oscar and Golden Globe nominations--for Best Original Score for Black Panther (Marvel Studios/Disney). Last week he also won his first two Grammy Awards, sharing Song of the...

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
Lensing "A Star Is Born"; The Delicate Balancing Act Of "Free Solo"

While shooting Mother! in Montreal, Matthew Libatique, ASC got “word out of the blue” from the film’s director, Darren Aronofsky, that Bradley Cooper was coming by to meet him. Cooper wanted to discuss the possibility of Libatique lensing A Star Is Born (Warner Bros.). 

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Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
Oscar Nominees Discuss Direction, Editing, Production Design

Three of this year’s five DGA Award nominees are also up for the Best Director Oscar: Alfonso Cuaron for Roma (Netflix), Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features) and Adam McKay for Vice (Annapurna). Cuaron, Lee and McKay were all panelists at this past Saturday’s...

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
Mavropsaridis Discusses His "Favourite" Challenges

Editor Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE has enjoyed a fruitful collaborative relationship with director Yorgos Lanthimos, their latest feature being The Favourite (Fox Searchlight) which recently garnered 10 Academy Award nominations, tying it with Roma for the most this year.

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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.

This time...

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