Not so very long ago pantomime was part of every major comedian's repertoire. But in today's media-saturated world where low-attention-span consumers are bombarded by HD images and high-decibel…
When WGA members pored over the list of 187 movies that qualified for the guild's feature awards, what criteria did they use to select just 10 noms? Lofty dramatic principles? Mythological paradigms?
It's the year of the hyphenate for the Writers Guild Awards for film. Of the 10 features nominated, eight were authored or co-authored by the movie's director.
Glance over the list of recent recipients of the American Society of Cinematographers' lifetime achievement award and a pattern quickly emerges.
It's a measure of Michael Chapman's modesty -- and the cinematographer's overall tendency to loom in the shadows -- that he credits his most influential work to the vision of his collaborators.
In "Girl With a Pearl Earring," director Peter Webber and his production team created a living, breathing, fully dimensionalized portrait of the 17th-century Dutch town of Delft on a budget of just…
On Dec. 7, 2003, Eduardo Serra walked away with the cinematography award from Poland's prestigious Camera Image Festival. Laszlo Kovacs -- d.p. of "Easy Rider" and "The King of Marvin Gardens" -- was…
For cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto's latest picture, "21 Grams," he used three film stocks and innovative processing techniques to create distinctly different looks as the film's Byzantine narrative…
To the layman, Chris Menges' cinematography in "Dirty Pretty Things" may look tawdry, claustrophobic ... in fact, downright ugly. But it's pitch-perfect for the subject matter: Third World immigrants…
How do you film a story that cuts between the imaginative past of a man who spins tall tales about his adventures and the prosaic present?
Guillermo Arriaga's screenplay for "21 Grams" presented formidable challenges to the film's director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, and his cinematographer, Rodrigo Prieto.