×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ Films an ‘Editing Dream’ for Krissy Boden

“It was an editing dream,” says Krissy Boden, who cut “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.”

The story of a couple struggling to reclaim past happiness — helmed by Ned Benson and starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy — will ultimately be available in three versions, each looking at the relationship from a different perspective.

Originally shot as two separate movies — “Him” and “Her,” which respectively tell the story from McAvoy’s and Chastain’s characters point of view — the footage was then recut into the combined “Them” version, which opened in limited release Sept. 12. (“Him” and “Her” will subsequently open in L.A. and New York.)

“It’s not ‘Rashomon,’” says Boden, who spent more than six months on Avid systems editing the three pics in sequence. “It’s the subtlety of what you experience emotionally. Love stories are the most intense thing that happens to people, and it was a thrill to tell the story from these different sides. At first, it seemed like ‘Them’ would compromise the two very subjective, distinct other films, but in the end, it played nicely.”

More Artisans

  • ILM John Kroll Star Wars VFX

    Sci-Tech Awards Honored After Effects, Photoshop Developers' Major Impact on VFX

    On Feb. 9, two weeks and a day before the Oscars, the Motion Picture Academy held its annual Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards — sometimes referred to as the nerd Academy Awards — honoring achievements in motion picture technology.  The ceremony included no surprise winners — Sci-Tech kudos are announced in advance, and the achievements [...]

  • Steven Spielberg Lee Orloff Mary Jo

    Cinema Audio Society Honors Steven Spielberg, Lee Orloff and Mary Jo Lang

    At the Cinema Audio Society Awards on Feb. 16, CAS is honoring a trio of artists. The event take place at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel.   Steven Spielberg, Filmmaker Award It’s hard to overestimate the influence of the three-time Oscar winner, a towering figure in Hollywood for decades. A prolific director-producer-screenwriter, who also co-founded [...]

  • Alex Honnold being interviewed in El

    Cinema Audio Society Nominees Added Audio Realism to Film Action

    As the Cinema Audio Society heads toward the 55th CAS Awards, its nominees, who have created immersive and intoxicating work, agree that sound is becoming the new frontier in storytelling. “Today’s directors understand the importance of sound from the start,” says Doc Kane, nominated for “Black Panther,” “Incredibles 2” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” “Looping [...]

  • American Society of Cinematographers

    Cinematographers Blast Academy Response on Oscar Telecast Exclusions

    Cinematographers opposing the decision to curtail four Oscar presentations on the telecast have blasted the Academy’s latest attempt to assuage concerns about the move. The group responded Thursday to officers of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors, sending a letter Wednesday night to its membership, asserting that no award category [...]

  • Bradley Cooper A Star is Born

    Oscar-Nominated Sound Artists Immerse Audiences in Aural Landscapes

    Four of the year’s oscar sound contenders — “Black Panther,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “First Man” and “Roma” — share sound editing and mixing nominations, whereas “A Star Is Born” lands in mixing and “A Quiet Place” in sound editing. In “Black Panther,” production sound mixer Peter Devlin saw the film’s intricate wardrobe as the biggest challenge. [...]

  • Oscars Placeholder

    Cinematographers Guild Chief Slams Academy Awards Exclusion: 'It Is Humiliating'

    Steven Poster, national president of the International Cinematographers Guild, blasted the academy’s decision to shorten four awards from the live Oscar broadcast, including the cinematography prize. Poster, whose union represents more than 8,000 members, said the decision is “humiliating” for the winners. He joins a growing chorus of opposition, including high-profile cinematographers and directors, like Spike [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content