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Producer-Director Gabe Polsky on U.S.S.R. Hockey Doc Red Army

It’s not exactly news that sports can be a realm where nationalism plays itself out in a more benign fashion than war, but Gabe Polsky’s Red Army examines the last decade of the Cold War through the lens of hockey. Relying heavily … more »

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Director Kevin Pollak on Sundance Comic Doc Misery Loves Comedy

Actor, director and writer Kevin Pollak has appeared in 74 films but is well-known to many on the web as the creator and host of the weekly streaming series Kevin Pollak's Chat Show. Each episode of the six-year-old talk show … more »

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Editor Wyatt Smith Goes Into the Woods to Cut Sound, Picture and Song

Into the Woods, Disney's new film based on the beloved Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical, is a lush, orchestrated rumination on modern life seen through a fractured fairy-tale canon. Directed by Rob Marshall and shot on the ARRI Alexa by Dion Beebe, ACS, … more »

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Studio’s Top Stories of 2014: #5 – #1

Every December, we dig into our weblogs and tally pageviews for stories published at StudioDaily in the last 12 months. The traffic stats reveal what we've been thinking about, and what's been generating discussion, when it comes to product reviews, … more »

Studio’s Top Stories of 2014: #10 – #6

Every December, we dig into our weblogs and tally pageviews for stories published at StudioDaily in the last 12 months. The traffic stats reveal what we've been thinking about, and what's been generating discussion, when it comes to product reviews, … more »

Film Title: Unbroken

Editors Tim Squyres and William Goldenberg on Unbroken

The life of Louis Zamperini, who passed away this summer at the age of 97, was as epic in its scale as it was in its scope. Even those unfamiliar with Laura Hillenbrand's compelling 2010 bestseller, Unbroken, about Zamperini or CBS News … more »

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Editors Stephen Mirrione and Doug Crise on Birdman’s Ultimate Disappearing Act

An editor's best work is never meant to be noticed when watching a film. But imagine the ultimate hat trick: an imperceptibly edited film that appears not to be edited at all. The endless, meandering tracking shot and claustrophobic POV that drive much of Birdman, co-written, … more »

THE IMITATION GAME

Editor William Goldenberg on What Makes The Imitation Game Tick

The great mathematician Alan Turing built what many consider to be the world's first modern computer. Turing's machine not only cracked the Nazi's unbreakable Enigma code at a time when the Germans seemed unbeatable but hastened the end of a … more »

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Jennifer Kent on What it Took to Make the Psych-Horror Babadook

Australian director Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook marks a return to psychological horror, while many cheesy American genre films rely on loud noises or ghosts standing in the frame’s background to scare the audience. It depicts a mother (Essie Davis), still shell-shocked from … more »

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Editor Dody Dorn on Fury‘s Wrenching Mortal Combat

Dody Dorn, ACE, began her career as an assistant film editor, as most editors do. But she soon moved on to Foley and dialogue editing, becoming a supervising sound editor before transitioning back to picture editing in the early 1990s. … more »