Jack Egan

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Mandy Walker

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In "Australia," director Baz Luhrmann pays homage to his homeland in a sweeping period saga that's also a throwback to the spectacles Hollywood used to make but rarely does anymore.

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Anthony Dod Mantle

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Anthony Dod Mantle, the d.p. on "Slumdog Millionaire," did his own extensive prep prior to shooting the at times magical-realistic film, directed by Danny Boyle, about a child who grows up in the…

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Declan Quinn

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For "Rachel Getting Married," director Jonathan Demme wanted a look that was part home movie and part documentary to reflect the spontaneous and frequently chaotic nature of the film's story and…

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Rodrigo Prieto

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Prieto was in Thailand winding up shooting "Alexander" for director Oliver Stone. "I remember I was in a car and Ang Lee, who I'd never talked to before, called and described the storyline for…

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Roman Osin

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"We talked about creating a world that felt real today, a late 1700s in 2005," says Osin. That meant no static tableaux. "We wanted to paint the whole environment with the same brush, so that the…

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Adam Kimmel

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The shoot took place in Winnipeg, Canada, bringing ample financial incentives, "but it was a major challenge to make a film in 31 days during the latter part of the year with natural light available…

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Dion Beebe

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"Probably the hardest thing was to re-create the world of the geisha, and to make it believable and exciting," says Beebe. The decision to film mainly in California created difficulties because…

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Salvatore Totino

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To give a sense of what it was like to have lived in the midst of the Great Depression, Totino shot in the cramped confines of the set created by production designer Wynn Thomas to serve as the…

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Stephen Gaghan

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Gaghan took two years to write the screenplay, notable for its ripped-from-the-headlines immediacy. With more than 100 speaking roles, the screenwriter tried to be punctilious in making every line…

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