How can a mass of bits and bytes stomp its heavy metal feet on a sand dune filmed by Michael Bay? Or, how can an elegant combination of ones and zeroes touch an actor filmed by James Cameron? It…
Once it was a given that a soundtrack's volume and density wowed Academy voters. But no longer.
Cinema has had a deeply troubled relationship with creativity when it comes to putting it onscreen.
When the Academy opened up the best picture category to 10 films, the hope was that the final list would broaden beyond the usual high-minded dramas.
Kathryn Bigelow and Greg Shapiro talk about 'The Hurt Locker.'
Producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey talk about 'An Eduction.'
"About 10 years ago, Quentin started writing a 'guys-on-a-mission movie,' which turned into a 'guys-on-a-mission movie in WWII.'"
Robert Lorenz and Lori McCreary talk about involvement in the Nelson Mandela drama.
"I read the book in my early 20s while living in West Hollywood. I was an actor at the time, and I loved the character study of George," says Ford.
"Lee Daniels spent many years convincing Sapphire that he was the one to bring her book to film," says producer.
Director Jason Reitman talks about Oscar hopeful 'Up in the Air.'