April 22, 2014

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The Sound of Lone Survivor – Featured interviews

We talk with the Oscar nominated sound team behind Director Peter Berg’s film Lone Survivor which is based on the 2007 nonfiction book of the same name by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. Featured interviews include Supervising Sound Editor Wylie Stateman, Re-recording Mixer Andy Koyama, Re-recording Mixer Beau Borders, Sound Designer[...]

Oscars: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Directed by: Martin Scorsese Written by: Terence Winter Main cast members: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Bernthal, Cristin Milioti, Jean Dujardin, P.J. Byrne, Jon Favreau, Christine Ebersole, Shea Whigham, and Joanna Lumley Number of Oscar nominations in total: 5 Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Director[...]

Oscars: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “Philomena”

Directed by: Stephen Frears Written by: Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope Main cast members: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham, Peter Hermann, and Sean Mahon Number of Oscar nominations in total: 4 Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Actress (Dench), Best Adapted Screenplay (Coogan and Pope), and Best Original Score Notable precursor[...]

Oscars’ Billion Viewer Envelope

By ROBERT W. WELKOS “And the envelope, please….” It is one of Hollywood’s most iconic phrases, uttered by presenters at the Academy Awards each year and followed by another equally famous quote: “And the Oscar goes to….” But throughout much of Oscar’s history whenever the pinprick moment arrived when a celebrity presenter would[...]

Oscars: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “Nebraska”

Directed by: Alexander Payne Written by: Bob Nelson Main cast members: Bruce Dern, June Squibb, Will Forte, Bob Odenkirk, and Stacy Keach Number of Oscar nominations in total: 6 Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Director (Payne), Best Actor (Dern), Best Supporting Actress (Squibb), Best Original Screenplay (Nelson), and Best Cinematography Notable precursor wins: Won[...]

Oscars: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “Her”

“Her” Directed by: Spike Jonze Written by: Spike Jonze Main cast members: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Chris Pratt, Rooney Mara, and Portia Doubleday Number of Oscar nominations in total: 5 Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Original Screenplay (Jonze), Best Production Design, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song Notable precursor wins: Won Best[...]

Man behind “Noah” survey: “We are not hired guns…”

By ROBERT W. WELKOS Chris Stone, the Raleigh, N.C.-based strategic branding executive behind a faith-based survey that indicated a lack of Christian support for Paramount Pictures $125 million Biblical epic Noah on Tuesday denied that his agency is a stalking horse for any clients with a political agenda. “We are not hired[...]

Roger Deakins won’t be returning to shoot the next James Bond film

I don’t know about any of you, but one of my absolute favorite parts of the last James Bond film Skyfall was the cinematography of Roger Deakins. Arguably the most talented director of photography in the business, Deakins is an absolute master and rightly was nominated for an Oscar for[...]

The many facets of Leo DiCaprio: The Wolf of Wall Street

By Michael Russnow As Oscar voters continue to mark their ballots until this Wednesday, I wonder what goes into their thinking? Do they vote specifically for what they believe is the best achievement of last year, a surprising performance and accomplishment or is it a cumulative assessment of someone’s career? For all[...]

Oscars: Get to know a Best Picture nominee: “Gravity”

“Gravity” Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón Written by: Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón (reportedly with some uncredited collaboration by George Clooney as well) Main cast members: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, and Ed Harris (voice) Number of Oscar nominations in total: 10 Other nominations besides Best Picture: Best Director (Cuarón), Best Actress (Bullock), Best Production Design, Best[...]
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