Composer John Powell explains what he looks for when he scores a scene and why the powerful emotions of DreamWorks Animation’s summer hit made his job especially difficult — and exhausting.
Stunt coordinator Wade Allen details the extensive planning behind the “Barry” Season 2 episode “ronny/lily,” which features long takes aplenty, a Rite-Aid Taekwondo battle and Bill Hader’s Barry getting “his ass kicked by a little girl.” The idea for the episode came about a year ago. “Bill [Hader] and I riffed about how funny it [...]
The judges on “So You Think You Can Dance” don’t just critique the performers; they’re judging the choreographers, too. “You have to sit in the audience and smile and hope that [the dancers] kill it. As much as they’re getting looked at, the judges are looking at your stuff, too. All the choreographers are back [...]
“Game of Thrones” costume designer Michele Clapton walks us through the creative process of tailoring the costumes to specific characters and episodes on Variety‘s Artisans series, presented by HBO. Clapton says she begins by sketching all of the characters with specific themes and practicality in mind. For example, she explains the lean design of Arya [...]
Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” has been a critical hit and scored six Oscar nominations, but one intense fight scene has stuck out in particular. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson play a couple in the middle of brutal divorce battle, and everything comes to a head in one climactic argument in the end. They throw harsh words […]
The 2020 Academy Awards nominations are out, and with a multitude of snubs and surprises. From the all-woman director shut out to Jennifer Lopez’s “Hustlers” denial to “The Farewell’s” lack of acting, directing and writing snubs. Here’s our biggest snubs and surprises from the Oscars.
In “Harriet,” Cynthia Erivo’s first starring role in a movie, she plays Harriet Tubman, the legendary abolitionist who rescued more than 70 people from slavery. But that wasn’t her only contribution to the film, the singer also wrote and performed the Oscar-nominated, civil rights song “Stand Up.” Go behind-the-scenes on the recording and writing of “Harriet’s” inspirational […]