David Weddle

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Basic instinct

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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?

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Vision quest

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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.

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Girl With a Pearl Earring

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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…

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Eduardo Serra

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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…

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Chris Menges

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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…

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Robert Richardson

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"You've got to see Takashi Miike's films. They're absolutely stunning," Robert Richardson exclaims. The cinematographer believes Miike -- a director of ultraviolent Japanese Yakuza films -- is one of…

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Not just pretty pictures

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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…

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