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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...

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
International Director POVs Come To The Fore At AFI Fest

The directors behind four of this year’s entrants in the running for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar shared insights into their creative inspirations and key collaborators during a session at the week-long AFI Fest which wraps today (11/15) in Hollywood.

Titled “The Language of...

Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
DP Bruno Delbonnel Reunites With The Coen Brothers On Netflix's "Buster Scruggs"

”You cannot turn down a Coen brothers movie,” affirmed cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, AFC, ASC in explaining why he immediately committed to Netflix’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. “I felt very honored and privileged when they called me after we had worked years ago on Inside...

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
Insights Into "First Man," "BlacKkKlansman," "The Favourite," "Black Panther"

In this prequel to SHOOT’s The Road To Oscar series which starts next month, we tap into voices of experience—Academy Award winners and nominees who are now find themselves again in the awards season conversation.

Here are reflections from an Academy Award-winning DP, an editor...

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Producer & Director Perspectives On "Call Me by Your Name"; Diving Into The Sound of "Water"

Actor Peter Spears waited a long time to produce his first feature, Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics). Clearly the wait was worth it--not just because the coming-of-age tale earned him a Best Picture Oscar nomination but also that the on-again, off-again roller coaster ride...

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Reflections on "Water," "Dunkirk," "Get Out," "Lady Bird," "Call Me by Your Name," "Beauty and the Beast," "Darkest Hour"

Along The Road To Oscar is a significant destination in and of itself—the DGA Awards. And four of this year’s five DGA nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film correspond with those in the running for the Best Director Oscar: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water (Fox...

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