Acting and visual effects sometimes seem hopelessly incompatible. Acting is an organic, spontaneous craft, while vfx uses technology and thrives on meticulous planning. Acting depends on human beings…
David S. Cohen
He half slides, half crawls into his booth, weary but cheerful, his ribbed black shirt and nutmeg silk scarf under a dark dinner jacket an artful balance of bohemian dishevelment and movie-star chic.
In Britain, where a "season" of a show might easily be six carefully crafted episodes, it's commonplace to see a Ricky Gervais write every script and star in every episode.
If the visual effects industry had its way, the Disney tentpole that sailed into theaters May 25 might have been named "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Wits' End."
If a movie star were to topline four summer tentpoles for four different studios, all opening within a couple of months of each other, the industry would be both amazed and aghast.
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.
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…