Of all the Golden Globes categories, best motion picture - musical or comedy may be the hardest to get a bead on. For starters, it yokes together two distinct categories while segregating them from…
People make shorts for all sorts of reasons, but money is seldom ever one of them. "I don't think there's any financial hope for any short film since the beginning of time," says Alan Smith, one half…
Never underestimate the value of a change of scenery.
A sampling of lively opinions on some of this year's key Golden Globes noms - compiled by Karen Idelson.
Although "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" represents Claudio Miranda's first gig as d.p. on a David Fincher-directed feature, Miranda had a great deal of experience inside Fincher's digital…
In "Australia," director Baz Luhrmann pays homage to his homeland in a sweeping period saga that's also a throwback to the spectacles Hollywood used to make but rarely does anymore.
Like "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters From Iwo Jima" two years back, Tom Stern shot two Oscar-contending features for Clint Eastwood a few months apart using the same basic production methodology…
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…