For "Alice in Wonderland" -- their 13th film together -- composer Danny Elfman and director Tim Burton had a tougher time than usual.
Michael Brook's profile as a film composer appears on the upswing, but his methods are anything but conventional.
"What music should accompany a 14-year-old girl bent on avenging her father's murder in the Old West?," says composer Carter Burwell of "True Grit."
Originally intended as seasoning sprinkled modestly throughout "Tron: Legacy," Daft Punk's adventurous score quickly grew from a supporting player to a starring role with the finished film featuring…
It's one of the most macho things about being an actor. Robert Duvall has it in "Get Low." So do Jon Hamm, Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner in "The Town."
Alice in Wonderland" costume designer Colleen Atwood believes she and helmer Tim Burton found themselves collaborating on eight of his films for some special reasons.
"I'm a designer who likes to go a bit nuts," says production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas, best known for his big, bold statements in films like "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and "Superman Returns."
"The Brain Trust" has popularly described the core creative group at Pixar Animation -- a group that notably expanded beyond animation veterans when the studio tapped Michael Arndt (pre-"Little Miss…
Talk about David and Goliath. In an era when 3D CG animation and big studio juggernauts such as Disney-Pixar, DreamWorks Animation and Blue Sky-Fox seem to dominate the toon landscape, a few smaller…
Oscar's youngest category turns 10 this year, which seems a good time to reflect on how much the animated feature field has changed in a decade's time.