Category Archives: Creativity

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Editor Alan Bell on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

A brooding, female-driven fight to the death against hypocrisy and political corruption, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 closes the dystopian franchise based on Suzanne Collins' popular young adult books. Editor Alan Edward Bell, ACE, has edited the last three … more »

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Podcast: Producer Shannon McIntosh on Making The Hateful Eight Happen in 70mm

Although The Hateful Eight is the eighth directorial effort from Quentin Tarantino, and creatively is every bit as quirky, darkly comedic, violent, and offbeat as one might expect from a Tarantino revenge Western, in filmmaking circles, the movie has garnered … more »

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Director Jerome Thelia on 4K Ball-Game Documentary Bounce

A documentary based on an anthropologist's PhD dissertation might sound like a daunting prospect — but don't underestimate the amount of fun you can have with a scholarly endeavor. Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play uses the … more »

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Cinematographer Ed Lachman, ASC, on Carol

Carol, a likely Oscar contender with Cate Blanchett in the title role, has been picking up critical momentum, recently sweeping the The New York Film Critics Circle Awards where the film, director Todd Haynes, screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and cinematographer Ed Lachman, … more »

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Podcast: Supervising Sound Editors Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers on Spectre

Given their pedigree, one might think that supervising sound editors Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers had pretty much experienced it all by the time they launched into Sam Mendes’ most recent James Bond adventure, Spectre, but in fact, at … more »

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Q&A: Hitchcock/Truffaut Director Kent Jones

When François Truffaut sat down with Alfred Hitchcock in 1962 for a book-length interview (published four years later as Hitchcock/Truffaut), he had no way of knowing that he would change the way Americans thought about their own culture. Truffaut’s painstaking examination … more »

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Editor Joe Walker, ACE, on Cutting Sicario

Director Dennis Villeneuve is known for tightly wound thrillers (Incendies, Prisoners) that move in startling directions. His latest, Sicario, stars Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin and features the stunning photography of Roger Deakins. It follows the descent of a … more »

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Editor Jake Roberts on Brooklyn

Following a Sundance premiere that garnered early praise for performances by Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen, and then a fall festival run that started building Oscar buzz, the period romantic drama Brooklyn is ready to vie for awards and eyeballs in a … more »

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Podcast: Editor Michael Kahn, ACE, on Bridge of Spies

When discussing his work alongside his longtime friend, director Steven Spielberg, on the Cold War saga Bridge of Spies, veteran film editor Michael Kahn, ACE, gives the distinct impression that the project was almost effortless. That’s because Kahn, who will turn … more »

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Walter Murch to Keynote VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy

The VIEW Conference, taking place this week in Turin, Italy, has added film editor and sound designer Walter Murch to its line-up of keynoters. Murch will be presenting "From Godfather to God Particle and Beyond" at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, October 23. … more »