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‘Medium Cool’ is Still the Most One-Of-a-Kind Movie Ever Made

27 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

What if in the midst of the Ferguson protests, literally on the scene with actors intertwined with real demonstrators, someone was filming a fictional drama with a romantic plot? That would seem disrespectful, I’m sure, if only because those events have been centered around the death of an individual. It might be different if there was a Hollywood production filming in the middle of something less personal, like the Occupy Wall Street protests, as Warner Bros. had reportedly been considering doing for parts of The Dark Knight Rises. That didn’t happen, and maybe it never was supposed to, because that sounds like a logistical nightmare as far as release forms and such are concerned. Plus, in retrospect, it would have been an unfortunate cameo for the 99% given that the movie’s superhero comes off as anti-ows, even if Christopher Nolan doesn’t mean to be critical of the movement. In »

- Christopher Campbell

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Cinematographer Gordon Willis Remembered at Memorial

15 August 2014 5:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Cinematographers and additional members of the Hollywood community gathered Saturday to remember the life of legendary director of photography Gordon Willis, whose credits include Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather trilogy and Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. Willis died May 18 in North Falmouth, Mass., due to complications from cancer. He was 82. Held at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Hollywood, the memorial was attended by leading cinematographers including John Bailey, Caleb Deschanel and Haskell Wexler, as well as guests such as director Steven Soderbergh. “We all know about Gordon’s work, and you really can't have a serious conversation about cinematography without mentioning his name," said Asc president Richard Crudo.

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- Carolyn Giardina

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Apu Trilogy Coming to Criterionc Plus Joon-ho Bong Visits Criterion Closet

9 July 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The picture above was posted to the Criterion Collection Facebook page with the caption "A 35mm negative gets the white glove treatment in Italy," and as many of the commenters have already noted, the film that's getting the delicate treatment is Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali (1955), the first film in Ray's "Apu Trilogy" along with Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar (1959). The trilogy is considered by many to be one of the best of all-time and Roger Ebert included the collective trilogy as one of his "Great Movies" entries opening his review with: The great, sad, gentle sweep of "The Apu Trilogy" remains in the mind of the moviegoer as a promise of what film can be. Standing above fashion, it creates a world so convincing that it becomes, for a time, another life we might have lived. The three films, which were made in India by Satyajit Ray between 1950 and »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: Bong Joon-Ho Visits The Criterion Closet, Gets New Copy Of Movie Park Chan-Wook Never Gave Back & More

9 July 2014 6:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With "Snowpiercer" now playing, Bong Joon-ho is doing the rounds in support of the film, but he took a few moments while in New York City to stop by The Criterion Collection and do what we've all dreamed of doing—grabbing as many copies of their releases as he can. As always, it's fun stuff to see what catches the eye of filmmakers, and Bong Joon-Ho is no different. Works by directors as varied as Nagisa Oshima, Yasujiro Ozu, Guillermo Del Toro and Roman Polanski grab his attention, and so too does Haskell Wexler's "Medium Cool," which Bong Joon-Ho reveals he loaned to Park Chan-Wook... who never gave it back. That's just bad manners. Watch below. [The Criterion Collection] »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Richard Crudo re-elected Asc president

10 June 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The board of governors at the American Society Of Cinematographers (Asc) has appointed its new officers.

Current incumbent Crudo has been re-elected president and will embark on his fifth term. He also served from 2003-05.

Newly elected vice-presidents are Owen Roizman, Kees Van Oostrum and Lowell Peterson; treasurer is Matthew Leonetti; secretary is Fred Goodich; and sergeant-at-arms is Isidore Mankofsky.

The board members, elected in May by the Asc’s active membership, are: John Bailey, Bill Bennett, Curtis Clark, Dean Cundey, George Spiro Dibie, Richard Edlund, Michael Goi, Leonetti, Stephen Lighthill, Daryn Okada, Michael O’ Shea, Lowell Peterson, Rodney Taylor, van Oostrum, and Haskell Wexler.

Alternates are Mankofsky, Karl Walter Lindenlaub, Robert Primes, Steven Fierberg and Kenneth Zunder.

“I’m profoundly humbled that my colleagues have once again chosen me to serve in this position,” said Crudo. “Right now, the organisation is stronger than ever and we look forward to continuing our mission of promoting the role »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Robert Towne, Cicely Tyson Receiving AFI Degrees

19 May 2014 7:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Film Institute is awarding honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to screenwriter Robert Towne and actress Cicely Tyson.

The honors, which recognize their “contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image,” will be presented during AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremonies June 11 at theTCL Chinese Theatre.

Others previously awarded an AFI Honorary Degree include Robert Altman, Maya Angelou, Kathryn Bigelow, Mel Brooks, Clint Eastwood, Roger Ebert, Nora Ephron, James Earl Jones, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Kathleen Kennedy, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, David Lynch, Helen Mirren, Thelma Schoonmaker and Haskell Wexler.

Towne won an Oscar for “Chinatown” and was nominated for “The Last Detail,” “Shampoo” and “Greystoke.” He also directed four of his own scripts – “Personal Best,” “Tequila Sunrise” “Without Limits” and “Ask the Dust” — and is currently working as a consulting producer on the final season of AMC’s “Mad Men.”

Tyson received an Oscar nomination for “Sounder” and »

- Dave McNary

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The Forgotten: "Nickelodeon" (1976)

29 April 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Nickelodeon gets no love. And yet its place in the popular, Biskind-approved narrative of The Decline and Fall of Everyone in the 1970s New Hollywood is a bit uncertain. It comes after the despised At Long Last Love (1975), which ought to mark the same point in Peter Bogdanovich's career as Sorcerer for Friedkin, Heaven's Gate for Cimino and especially One from the Heart for Coppola. True, critics didn't go for it, except in the sense of savaging it, and the public didn't go to it, in any sense, but it certainly didn't attract the tsunami of opprobrium that P-Bog's Cole Porter musical, sung live, brought down upon the heads of the director and his entire cast.

Like his musical, his comedy about early Hollywood (it climaxes with the premiere of Birth of a Nation) now exists in two versions, as Bogdanovich revisited the film, inserting a few deleted moments »

- David Cairns

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Film Review: ‘Transcendence’

15 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Transcendence” is a most curious name for a movie that never shakes free from those hoary old cliches about the evils of technology and the danger by which man plays at becoming a god. The man in question here is Johnny Depp, whose listless lead performance as a brilliant scientist in the field of artificial intelligence does little to aid this overplotted, dramatically undernourished debut feature from longtime Christopher Nolan d.p. Wally Pfister. Arriving at a crowded spring box office, the pic will test Depp’s drawing power outside of the Disney franchise factory, before weak word of mouth and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” send it packing.

One of the manifold pleasures of Spike Jonze’s “Her” was how elegantly it shrugged off decades of speculative fiction in which technological progress correlated to a loss of human individualism. In its place was the delightful suggestion that, rather than battling us for domination, »

- Scott Foundas

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Albert Maysles: The Hollywood Interview

10 April 2014 4:02 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Albert Maysles: Gimme Some Truth

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Alex Simon

I'm sick and tired of hearing things/From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics/All I want is the truth/Just gimme some truth/I've had enough of reading things/By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians/All I want is the truth/Just gimme some truth. – John Lennon

Albert and David Maysles are generally regarded as the fathers of the modern American documentary film. Beginning in the early 1960s, their pioneering work with contemporaries such as Robert Drew, Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker helped launch the “Direct Cinema” movement, devoted to capturing real life as closely as possible, in all its unscripted reality. Today, filmmakers like Michael Moore, reality TV and every news magazine on the air and on the web can trace their linage back to the Maysles brothers.

Their three defining features: Salesman (1968), a sobering and often hilarious look at the lives »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Safety On Set: Three Workers Speak Out

8 April 2014 9:57 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

David Robb contributed to this story. Second in a series. Related: The Death Of Sarah Jones: Safety Concerns Raised Over ‘Midnight Rider’ Crew’s Previous Film In Georgia There seems to be a fear among crew members in the industry about refusing to take part when they feel something is unsafe on a set, or speaking out after an accident lest they will be seen as a problem and lose future work, ostracized from the industry they love. But that is not always the case. It has been done in the past and a few courageous individuals are doing it today in hopes of getting the conversation started in the film and TV industries for the sake of all of their brethren. Legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler, longtime location manager/scout Billy Fox and assistant location manager Brianne Brozey (in Local 399) who was injured on a set in March 2011 are »

- ANITA BUSCH

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Oscar Winner Haskell Wexler Speaks About Sarah Jones Accident, Urges Safety

29 March 2014 11:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Two-time Oscar-winning director of photography Haskell Wexler spoke with The Hollywood Reporter  Saturday during the debut Location Managers Guild Awards about safety and the recent Midnight Rider accident that claimed the life of assistant camerawoman Sarah Jones. "The Sarah Jones tragedy brings the public’s attention to something that has been going on for a number of years," Wexler said. "Sarah’s father has said -- and I agree with him -- that the only way her death will not be in vain is if we pay serious attention to safety. We are making entertainment and there’s no reason to risk our

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- Carolyn Giardina

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‘Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ Finally Gets Love at Location Managers Awards

29 March 2014 9:33 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spurned and ignored during the lengthy awards season that ended with the Oscars, Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (above) finally scored a big win as outstanding location feature at the first annual Location Managers Guild of America awards on Saturday night at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” took the prize for outstanding location TV program. In addition, “Thrones” location manager Robbie Boake won the trophy for outstanding achievement by a location pro-tv.

“Mitty” shot in Iceland, New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver. “Thrones” shoots in Northern Ireland, Croatia, Morocco, Malta and other locations.

The prize for achievement by a location pro-film went to location manager Ilt Jones for “Iron Man 3,” which filmed in North Carolina, California and Florida.

Location managers David Doumeng and Charlie Love took home the commercials prize for a Nike spot, and the kudo for »

- Peter Caranicas

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‘Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ Finally Gets Love at Location Managers Awards

29 March 2014 9:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spurned and ignored during the lengthy awards season that ended with the Oscars, Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (above) finally scored a big win as outstanding location feature at the first annual Location Managers Guild of America awards on Saturday night at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” took the prize for outstanding location TV program. In addition, “Thrones” location manager Robbie Boake won the trophy for outstanding achievement by a location pro-tv.

“Mitty” shot in Iceland, New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver. “Thrones” shoots in Northern Ireland, Croatia, Morocco, Malta and other locations.

The prize for achievement by a location pro-film went to location manager Ilt Jones for “Iron Man 3,” which filmed in North Carolina, California and Florida.

Location managers David Doumeng and Charlie Love took home the commercials prize for a Nike spot, and the kudo for »

- Peter Caranicas

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Alexander Payne among Lmga winners

29 March 2014 7:19 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Staff at the Location Managers Guild Of America (Lmga) have announced the winners of its first Annual Location Managers Guild Of America Awards.

Ilt Jones won Outstanding Achievement By A Location Professional – Feature Film for Iron Man 3, while Robert Boake won corresponding TV honours for Game Of Thrones.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty took the award for Outstanding Location Feature Film and once again Game Of Thrones prevailed in the TV category.

The prize for Outstanding Film Commission went to Albuquerque, which has hosted Breaking Bad and Lone Survivor, among others.

Lmga president Nancy Haecker presided over the ceremony as Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs presented Alexander Payne with the Eva Monley Award for his “dedicated understanding of the power of quality locations to enhance a story.”

Payne is currently filming at a quality location and was unable to attend the ceremony.

Cinematogrpher Haskell Wexler received the Humanitarian Award from Billy Crystal, while the Lifetime »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Alexander Payne among Lmga honourees

29 March 2014 7:19 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Staff at the Location Managers Guild Of America (Lmga) have announced the winners of its first Annual Location Managers Guild Of America Awards.

Ilt Jones won Outstanding Achievement By A Location Professional – Feature Film for Iron Man 3, while Robert Boake won corresponding TV honours for Game Of Thrones.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty took the award for Outstanding Location Feature Film and once again Game Of Thrones prevailed in the TV category.

The prize for Outstanding Film Commission went to Albuquerque, which has hosted Breaking Bad and Lone Survivor, among others.

Lmga president Nancy Haecker presided over the ceremony as Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs presented Alexander Payne with the Eva Monley Award for his “dedicated understanding of the power of quality locations to enhance a story.”

Payne is currently filming at a quality location and was unable to attend the ceremony.

Cinematogrpher Haskell Wexler received the Humanitarian Award from Billy Crystal, while the Lifetime »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Film Review: ‘Age of Panic’

24 March 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The tumultuous, hotly contested 2012 French presidential election, pitting right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy against socialist Francois Hollande, provides the larger maelstrom against which a couple’s custody battle unfolds in Gallic helmer-scribe Justine Triet’s frantic farce “Age of Panic.” The exes’ skill at sweeping lovers, friends, colleagues, babysitters and total strangers into their emotional vortex adds greatly to the absurdity wending its way through the streets, packed to bursting with masses of warring party enthusiasts. Placing a couple’s inability to mediate visiting rights within the context of extreme political polarization, this whirlwind comedy might prove particularly timely for American auds.

The day begins in total chaos. Television reporter Laetitia (Laetitia Dosch) is on the phone with her boss, explaining why she’s late in covering the elections, while her little daughters scream at the top of their lungs and her overly helpful b.f., Virgil (Virgil Vernier), gives officious instructions »

- Ronnie Scheib

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Alexander Payne to Receive Honorary Award From Location Managers

5 March 2014 6:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alexander Payne, Haskell Wexler and Scott Dewees will be presented with the Location Managers Guild of America’s first honorary awards.

The guild’s board of directors chose Payne, the two-time Academy Award winner of “The Descendants” and “Sideways,” to be honored with the Eva Monley Award. Payne’s latest film, “Nebraska,” was nominated for six Oscars.

Wexler, known for his Oscars wins for  “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?” and “Bound for Glory” will be honored with the Humanitarian Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the well-respected commercial location scout Dewees.  

The inaugural awards ceremony will take place March 29 at the Writers Guild Theater.

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- Nikara Johns

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'Nebraska' Director Alexander Payne, Haskell Wexler Honored by Location Managers

5 March 2014 5:25 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Two-time Academy Award winners Alexander Payne and Haskell Wexler, as well as respected commercial location scout Scott Dewees, will receive honorary awards at the debut Location Managers Guild of America Awards, to be held on March 29 at the Writers Guild Theatre. Writer/director/producer Payne will receive the Eva Monley Award, named after the location scout on films including Lawrence of Arabia and The African Queen.  Photos: On the Set of 'Nebraska' With Alexander Payne, Bruce Dern and Will Forte Director of photography Wexler will be honored with the Humanitarian Award, and Dewees will receive the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award. Payne's Nebraska was nominated

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Lmga readies first awards show

5 March 2014 9:51 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Alexander Payne and Haskell Wexler and commercial location scout Scott Dewees will receive the Location Managers Guild Of America’s first honorary awards.

The Eva Monley Award will go to Nebraska director Payne, the Humanitarian Award to Wexler and the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dewees at the inaugural Location Managers Guild Of America Awards in Hollywood on March 29.

Additional awards will be given to honour location professionals “who excel in their craft and whose work is visually evident in the final product”, to film commissions and producers, studios and production companies “for exceptional locations in feature films and television programmes.”

Lmga president Nancy Haecker made the announcement. »

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Oscar-Winning Dp Haskell Wexler Calls 'Midnight Rider' Death 'Criminal Negligence,' Calls for New Safety Standards

27 February 2014 7:07 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Following the tragic death of crew member Sarah Jones on the set of "Midnight Rider," two time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler called her death an act of "criminal negligence" and called for better safety standards on film and TV sets, Deadline.com reports. Wexler directed the documentary "Who Needs Sleep?" which addressed the dangers crew members face on set when they are working long hours with not enough sleep. He is also the co-founder of 12on/12off, an organization which promotes more humane and safer working conditions on set. As part of their credo, the group believes: "As crafts-people and technicians, it is our responsibility to initiate discussions about these concerns and to look out for the well-being of everyone on our sets. As human beings, we believe that every person’s health, safety and life is worth more than any product we can produce while jeopardizing same. As an organization, »

- Paula Bernstein

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