It's no coincidence that as the story of "The Dark Knight" unfolds, the imagery gets darker, right alongside the plot. Christopher Nolan and d.p. Wally Pfister planned it that way.
Arcane statistics are generally the purview of baseball fans, but Roger Deakins is fast becoming the Oscar-watcher's equivalent of Hack Wilson (190 RBIs, Chicago Cubs, 1930).
When it came time to shoot "Milk," helmer Gus Van Sant wanted d.p. Harris Savides to get the naturalistic style he had in mind by borrowing from another genre's techniques.
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…
Maryse Alberti has spent her days as a d.p. traveling back and forth between documentaries like "Taxi to the Dark Side" and narrative films like "Happiness" and, now, "The Wrestler."
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…
Frederick Elmes has collaborated with such iconoclastic directors as David Lynch and Jim Jarmusch, but Charlie Kaufman and "Synecdoche, New York" presented particular challenges.
List of SAG Awards nominees for actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress and ensemble cast. Recognized thesps include Sean Penn ("Milk"), Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight"), Kate Winslet…
The Golden Globes have often been touted as a precursor to Oscar, and that's true -- but only to a point. In the last go-round earlier this year, only eight of the 15 Golden Globe nominees for both…
List of this year's Golden Globe nominees for actor (drama), actress (drama), actor (comedy or musical), actress (comedy or musical), supporting actor and supporting actress.
No one ever promised that the Academy would be just, let alone fair. Over the course of the Oscars long history, many myths have developed about the mysterious selection proccess, which has left a…