With great risk often comes great reward. That's what the filmmakers behind such classics as "Citizen Kane," "The French Connection" and "The Godfather" — three movies that challenged established…
In an industry that more often than not celebrates mediocrity over true genius, Gordon Willis occupies a category separate from and above all others. It's common knowledge among the informed that he…
Influential cinematographer Gordon Willis, whose photography for Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” series and Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” and “Manhattan” helped define the look of 1970s cinema…
Few people on a movie set have more knowledge of what it takes to direct a film than the cinematographer, but commanding talent and developing a project aren't always included in the skill set.
Jay Herbert Cipes, writer, producer and Technicolor executive for over 20 years, died Feb. 1, 2013. Jay died of natural causes in Encino, Calif. He was 86.
If Hollywood execs could travel through time, many wouldn't mind landing in the shoes of producer/financier James D. Stern and his Endgame Entertainment execs two years ago, just as they met with…
The 37th Toronto Intl. Film Festival kicked off with a major dose of Hollywood-style hyperbole -- twinned with the world premiere of "Looper."
Last year, Jody Lee Lipes became a guinea pig for indie filmmakers everywhere when he jumped at the chance to lense fellow Lena Dunham's "Tiny Furniture" on a consumer-grade SLR camera.
Lighting excites me the most," says cinematographer Michael McDonough, speaking from Dublin where he's currently filming Rodrigo Garcia's "Albert Dobbs," a period drama starring Glenn Close. "I'm a…
Is Roger Deakins the best cinematographer to never win the Oscar?