More than a decade after the demise of the classic studio system, Hollywood and the Oscars found themselves in flux.
The past year may have brought major new technology on the digital front, but offered few audacious cinematographic leaps. There were improved Kodak film stocks that seemingly every d.p. wanted to…
They don't inhabit the usual cramped artists' atelier. Visions of that Broadway cliche fade as quickly as the theatrical blackout Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer have staged countless times for…
Among the first generation of American film school grads still working at the height of their powers, "Gangs of New York" director Martin Scorsese might be the most decorated.
Even today, when star salaries have soared into the tens of millions, the phrase "I'd rather direct" points to a different kind of power and influence -- the latitude to tell a story your way.
In the beginning there was the team of D.W. Griffith and G.W. Bitzer. Their alchemy (and chemistry) would foreshadow some of the great director-d.p. partnerships of today such as Steven Spielberg and…
Adapting Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Hours," about a day in the life of three seemingly disparate women from three different eras, was arguably the trickiest book-to-film…
Viewers will see Oscar winners' tears of joy and losers' tight smiles in ever more excruciating detail this year, as the Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast in high-definition TV for the first…
The American Society of Cinematographers has tapped film critic Roger Ebert for a special honor at its 17th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards.
Film orgs in Sweden, Denmark and Finland have announced nominations for their countries' national film awards.
Not every festival can be Sundance. But in the absence of indie sizzle, Oscar buzz is an increasingly valued commodity for less-tested fests.