“The Brothers have a real sink or fly daring when it comes to aesthetic choice,” says David Tattersall, BSC, in describing the unique look directors Andy and Larry Wachowski were after for their live action resurrection of the classic animated series Speed Racer.
Originally broadcast in the late 1960s and early ‘70s,
Bernard and Doris, which premiered on HBO earlier this month, speculates about what might have happened in the final years of heiress Doris Duke's life and spins a version of the events that could have led her to leave her fortune to her butler, Bernard Lafferty. The screenplay by Hugh Costello suggests a strong bond
Most people know Anne Boleyn as Henry VIII's unlucky wife who was executed when she proved unable to provide her husband a male heir, but sister Mary Boleyn also pursued the king and possibly loved him in a way Anne never did. The saga of Anne (Natalie Portman), Mary (Scarlett Johansson) and Henry (Eric Bana) plays
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is a harsh story, and Director Sidney Lumet told Cinematographer Ron Fortunato, ASC, that he wanted a look to match. The story, which unfolds in a jittery, nonlinear fashion, concerns a pair of brothers (Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke) in desperate financial straits who
The oldest written saga in the English language is coming to the big screen with the help of cutting-edge theatrical exhibition technology.
On Nov. 16, Paramount Pictures’ Beowulf will be the first film to be released simultaneously in IMAX 3D, REAL D 3D, Dolby 3D Digital Cinema and on 2D digital cinema screens, as
An Army doctor adjusting to family life. A female soldier missing a hand and traumatized by seeing combat up close. Another, a hero in Iraq, who can’t find a job above “clerk” level. Unbeknownst to most of us, these are the issues that American soldiers returning from Iraq face on a daily basis. “Unfortunately, not
Pixar’s latest effort, Ratatouille, is bound to bring fun to summer movie screens. Written and directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, The Simpsons), Ratatouille tells the tale of Remy, a rat who risks his life in a French restaurant because of his love of food and desire to become a chef. Remy’s
What would happen if a family placed in the witness protection program were
moved to an idyllic suburban community—only to discover that everyone else
there was in the same program? This one-line concept captivated the people at
Channel 4 in England
and ultimately at Showtime in the United States and led to the
Curiosity alone can be enough to inspire a film. “About four years ago I read an article in the New York Times about this couple,” says Dan Klores, describing what drove him to create his recently released Crazy Love, a feature-length documentary about a bizarre and shocking romance that unfolds over six decades.
John Pirozzi, the cinematographer on Zoe Cassavetes' soon-to-be-released bittersweet
love story Broken English, recalls an evening in Paris when he and the
crew were about to shoot an important scene. "It was a bar exterior at night," he
says. "It was a last-minute location, and I hadn't been able to see it