It's not often that actors find their craft upended by movie technology. After all, though styles have changed, actors have been a constant since the beginning of movies.
David S. Cohen
On "Apocalypto," Mel Gibson found that using the Panavision Genesis gave him a unique look. He points to a scene where the film's hero is chased through the jungle by men carrying torches.
"In God we trust." That line appears on every penny of the $609 million "The Passion of the Christ" earned at the box office. And Hollywood heard the trumpets, so to speak: To see that kind of coin…
Don Rickles is a comedy legend, the man with the most guest appearances on the Johnny Carson show, a Las Vegas headliner for half a century -- and now the recipient of the Pinnacle Award. Over the…
The effects guys made Jennifer Connelly cry. During the Visual Effects Society's Jan. 13 Show and Tell confab, visual effects supervisor Jeff Okun showed before-and-after versions of one of the…
The film industry's relationship with novelists has been more than a little tough at times. Some great authors have come to grief in Hollywood, baffled by either the screenplay form, the business…
Since the birth of cinema, acting and visual effects have seemed to be in a tug of war, pulling movies in opposite directions. Actors give films their humanity and heart. Visual effects let the…
In "Stranger Than Fiction," a nondescript IRS auditor discovers that he is actually a character in a novel and that the author plans to kill him off. Dismayed by the prospect of his demise, he sets…
When producer Lisa Bryer optioned the novel "The Last King of Scotland" years ago, she expected that if it was ever filmed, it would shoot in South Africa, which has a filmmaking infrastructure…
Thanks to the proliferation of lifetime achievement awards, though, your life can be celebrated over and over again.