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…
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.
Nearly every obituary of Harold Pinter, who died Dec. 24, said he was one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th century. That's absolutely true, but his influence was like his plays…