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…
"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…
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…
In winter 1960, Jerry Lewis, as was his habit, arrived at his Paramount office before dawn.
Winter 2003 may be remembered as the moment Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella's production company, Mirage Enterprises, crossed the Rubicon and blossomed as a major force.
A New England college professor who has lived a lie all his life - and loses his job rather than reveal the truth -- seeks a last chance at happiness with a woman half his age, who's carrying her own…
A 17th century Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth), forms a covert relationship with a 17-year-old servant girl, Griet (Scarlett Johansson).
In a year when many filmmakers risked the deathblow of an NC-17 rating and battled the MPAA to bring more graphic and realistic depictions of sexuality to the bigscreen, the most erotically charged…
Directors: Megan Mylan, Jon Shenk Financier: During the first months of shooting, the filmmakers’ personal credit cards. As filming progressed, Mylan and Shenk pieced together grants from the Pacific…
Director: Richard Schickel. Topic: The life and career of Charles Chaplin (1889 – 1977) and his enduring impact on world cinema. Financier: Warner Home Video. Budget: $1 million. Shooting format: PAL…