A new venue, network & awards distinguish tonight's Broadcast Film Critics Assn. confab.
References range from original 'Star Wars' to ''The Deer Hunter"
"It was the Booker Prize-winning novel," Netter says. "The rights were available, and I went to Elizabeth Gabler at Fox 2000 and pitched her."
"My friend Nick Allott, who runs Cameron Mackintosh's company, suggested I come talk to Cameron if I was interested in turning 'Les Miserables' into a movie," Fellner says. "We met, we talked, we did…
"The biggest challenge was Joe's last-minute decision to change it from the typical, all-Russian location adaptation -- which was logistically incredibly difficult, economically challenging and…
After "The Lord of the Rings," Jackson and Walsh started to explore J.R.R. Tolkien's earlier novel and the appendices for a prequel. According to Cunningham, "Guillermo del Toro was going to (direct)…
"Paul came up with the idea while we were doing 'Blood.' His family was involved in World War II, and he was fascinated with stories of GIs returning and how some were very damaged," Lupi says.
One of the most successful and intriguing successes on "Zero Dark Thirty" was the re-creation of Osama Bin Laden's secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Production designer Jeremy Hindle's goal…
Location and design mavens on 'Argo' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' simulated tense foreign interventions by the U.S.
To tell six interwoven stories spanning 500 years and multiple locations, the three directors ran parallel productions in different countries and together coordinated complex visual effects overseen…
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