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Pain Pays the Income of Each Precious Thing: Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon"

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“For an intellectual product of any value to exert an immediate influence which shall also be deep and lasting, it must rest on an inner harmony, yes, an affinity, between the personal destiny of its author and that of his contemporaries in general.”—Thomas Mann, Death in Venice Barry Lyndon. I can’t believe there was a time when I didn’t know that name. Barry Lyndon means an artwork both grand and glum. Sadness inconsolable. A cello bends out a lurid sound, staining the air before a piano droopingly follows in the third movement of Vivaldi's “Cello Concerto in E Minor.” This piece, which dominates the second half of the film, steers the hallowed half of my head to bask in the film’s high melancholic temperature. Why should I so often remember it? What did I have to do with this film? I only received it with
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‘It’ Star Jaeden Lieberher on Deleted Scene, Sequel Plans and Perfecting His Stutter

‘It’ Star Jaeden Lieberher on Deleted Scene, Sequel Plans and Perfecting His Stutter
After a eerily quiet summer at the box office, “It,” the adaptation of Stephen King’s chilling novel directed by Andy Muschietti, floated in to shatter records for the largest September debut, as well as the biggest opening weekend by a horror film.

Though Bill Skarsgard stars as the titular and terrifying manifestation of It, the thriller ultimately tells the story of seven young children — affectionately dubbed the Losers’ Club — who band together to protect their town of Derry, Maine from being terrorized by the demonic dancing clown known as Pennywise.

Jaeden Lieberher, the 14-year-old who plays the Losers’ Club leader Bill Denbrough, spoke with Variety about the horror movie’s universal appeal, his favorite scenes, and how he perfected his character’s stutter.

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Box Office: ‘Mother!’ Crumbles With $7.5 Million, ‘It’ Repeats No. 1

Box Office: ‘Mother!’ Crumbles With $7.5 Million, ‘It’ Repeats No. 1
It” continues to post terrifyingly huge numbers, while “Mother!” opens with a thud.

“It,” from Warner Bros. and New Line, expects to finish its second weekend with $60 million from 4,103 locations. That would make its domestic gross so far $218.7 million — a record for the highest earning September release ever. The old record-holder was 1986’s “Crocodile Dundee” with $174.8 million. Broken down by day this weekend, “It” earned $19.4 million on Friday and $26.2 million on Saturday. Sunday’s take is estimated to be about $14.5 million. 389 Imax screens are expected to account for just over $3 million of the film’s take in North America this weekend.

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Overseas, “It” is pulling in an additional $60.3 million in 56 markets. That raises its international total to $152.6 million and the worldwide tally to $371.3 million.

Based on Stephen King’s novel, “It” opened last weekend with an enormous domestic pull of $123.4 million. The R-rated title, reportedly
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Box Office: ‘It’ Will Float Past ‘American Assassin,’ ‘Mother!’ With Impressive Second Weekend

Box Office: ‘It’ Will Float Past ‘American Assassin,’ ‘Mother!’ With Impressive Second Weekend
“It” can’t be stopped at the domestic box office, dominating with a second weekend of at least $50 million at 4,103 sites, early estimates showed Friday.

Action-thriller “American Assassin” is heading for a distant second place finish with an opening weekend of about $16 million at 3,154 locations, slightly above expectations. Jennifer Lawrence’s horror film “Mother!” should match forecasts and take in about $11 million at 2,368 venues to finish third.

Warner Bros. and New Line are adhering to a $50 million estimate for the weekend for “It,” which means “It” will join 44 other movies that have generated that much in their second weekends. More bullish estimates Friday placed the blockbuster in the $55 million to $60 million range. If “It” makes it to $60 million, it will become the 21st movie to reach that mark in its second weekend.

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Box Office: ‘American Assassin’ Outshoots ‘Mother!’ on Thursday Night

“It” will wind up on Sunday with a sensational 10-day total of at least $210 million
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Doctor Who Christmas Special Trailer: Twice the Doctors, Twice the Fun!

Doctor Who Christmas Special Trailer: Twice the Doctors, Twice the Fun!
This holiday season, we’ll witness Peter Capaldi’s final time trip as the star of Doctor Who… but at least he’ll have some company.

VideosDoctor Who Star on Jodie Whittaker Casting: ‘I Am Going to Crush Her’

BBC America dropped a first-look trailer for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, titled “Twice Upon a Time,” during the show’s Comic-Con panel on Sunday. And it promises double the Doctors, with Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor somehow crossing paths with the First Doctor, played here by Game of Thrones alum David Bradley. (It is kinda great to see two TARDISes,
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Doctor Who Star on Jodie Whittaker Casting: 'I Am Going to Crush Her'

Doctor Who Star on Jodie Whittaker Casting: 'I Am Going to Crush Her'
Michelle Gomez’s Doctor Who future is very much up in the air, but if the actress behind Time Lord Missy has her druthers, she’ll be back to take on first female Doctor Jodie Whittaker.

“Thumbs up for Jodie. She’s a very good actress — and I am going to crush her,” Gomez says, with a laugh. “But I can’t now because I’ve left, obviously.” But has she?

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During a sit-down at TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite, Editor-in-Chief Michael Ausiello pressed Gomez on whether she’s actually done with the iconic science-fiction series.
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Arrives on Disc in August

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Burbank, CA, June 26, 2017 – Don’t miss the royal showdown when King Arthur: Legend of the Sword arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Entertainment, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword stars Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and Oscar® nominee Law (Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley), along with Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as Mage; Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou (Legend of Tarzan, Guardians of the Galaxy) as Bedivere; Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones) as Goosefat Bill; and Eric Bana (Star Trek, Hulk) as Arthur’s father, King Uther Pendragon.

Guy Ritchie (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Blu-Ray Announced

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Guy Ritchie's new take on the King Arthur legend is coming home to blu-ray this August. Warner Bros. announced the release this morning along with the bonus features coming with it. Come inside to learn more!

If you're hankering for some King Arthur movie goodness and missed out on Legend of the Sword, you'll get a chance to watch it soon enough. The blu-ray is launching on August 8th, with the digital version arriving on July 25th:

Don’t miss the royal showdown when “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

From Warner Bros.
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Kees van Oostrum Re-Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers

The board of governors of the American Society of Cinematographers has re-elected Kees van Oostrum to a second term as president of the organization.

The Amsterdam native was elected a year ago to a one-year term, succeeding Richard Crudo. The organization, now in its 98th year, has 370-plus active members and 200 associate members from ancillary segments of the industry. Membership is by invitation only.

The Asc board also elected officers for the 2017-2018 term, including Bill Bennett, John Simmons, and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.

“As an organization, we are focused on education, international outreach, diversity, and preservation of our heritage,” van Oostrum said. “Over the past year, we expanded our Master Class program internationally to Toronto and China. We launched a Chinese version of American Cinematographer magazine.”

He also noted that the Asc is preparing for
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Kees van Oostrum re-elected Asc president

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Cinematographers guild board also votes in officers for 2017-18 term.

The American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) has re-elected Kees van Oostrum for a second term as president.

The Asc board met on Monday night and also voted in the officers for the 2017-18 term.

They are: Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice-presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.

“As an organisation, we are focused on education, international outreach, diversity and preservation of our heritage,” van Oostrum said. “Over the past year, we expanded our Master Class programme internationally to Toronto and China. We launched a Chinese version of American Cinematographer magazine. We are preparing for a third International Cinematography Summit, which sees attendees from several other societies around the world.

“And our Vision Committee has many initiatives planned after presenting two very successful ‘Day of Inspiration’ events in Los Angeles and New York, which were designed
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American Society of Cinematographers Re-Elects President Kees Van Oostrum

Kees Van Oostrum has been re-elected to his second consecutive one-year term as president of the American Society of Cinematographers.

Also during Monday night's Asc board meeting, the society elected or re-elected Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.

“As an organization, we are focused on education, international outreach, diversity and preservation of our heritage,” said Van Oostrum. “We are preparing for a third International Cinematography Summit, which sees attendees from several other societies around the world. And our Vision...
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American Society of Cinematographers Re-Elects President Kees Van Oostrum

Kees Van Oostrum has been re-elected to his second consecutive one-year term as president of the American Society of Cinematographers.

Also during Monday night's Asc board meeting, the society elected or re-elected Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.

“As an organization, we are focused on education, international outreach, diversity and preservation of our heritage,” said Van Oostrum. “We are preparing for a third International Cinematography Summit, which sees attendees from several other societies around the world. And our Vision...
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Us Briefs: Asc board votes for new president

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The board of governors of the American Society of Cinematographers on Tuesday elected Kees Van Oostrum to lead the organisation.

This will mark Oostrum’s first term and the period will run for one year, effective immediately.

The Asc board also selected its officers, who include: Bill Bennett, Dean Cundey and Lowell Peterson as vice-presidents; Levi Isaacs as treasurer; Fred Goodich as secretary; and Roberto Schaefer as sergeant-at-arms.

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword - Blu-ray/DVD release date and features

Simon Brew Kirsten Howard Jun 28, 2017

Guy Ritchie's King Arthur will be heading for an August home release. Here are the details we have so far...

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword had an extremely rocky road to the big screen.

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Once billed as a Knights Of The Round Table cinematic universe-starter for Warner Bros, there was already a little blood in the water for Guy Ritchie's take on the Medieval tale when the initial release date got pushed back an entire year. When it finally arrived in cinemas a few months back, it was clear that there had been some big problems along the way, and the movie ended up being a massive flop for the studio.

If you were one of
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Asc to honour Toll, Peterson and Bennett

Asc to honour Toll, Peterson and Bennett
The Asc will recognise the trio’s achievements at their annual awards ceremony in February.

The American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) will this year honour John Toll, Lowell Peterson and Bill Bennett with awards at its annual ceremony on Feb 14, 2016.

Toll, who won back-to-back Oscars for Legends Of The Fall in 1994 and Braveheart in 1995, will receive the lifetime achievement award to honour a career behind the camera that has spanned five decades.

Peterson will receive the career achievement in television award. His TV work includes stints on Desperate Housewives, Six Feet Under and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Bennett will take the Asc president’s award, which is selected at the discretion of the Asc president, currently Richard Crudo. Bennett has operated as the cinematographer on more than 1,000 TV commercials to date.

Crudo said: “John, Lowell and Bill have set an extremely high bar for all of us…For years they each have contributed outstanding work across
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American Society of Cinematographers Names Career Achievement Honorees

American Society of Cinematographers Names Career Achievement Honorees
Cinematographers John Toll, Bill Bennett and Lowell Peterson will be honored by the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) at the organization’s February awards gala, it was announced Monday.

Toll, one of a short list of DPs to win back-to-back Oscars (for “Legends of the Fall” and “Braveheart”) will receive the org’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Peterson, a three-time Asc nominee and small-screen veteran of shows like “Profiler,” “Six Feet Under” and “Jane the Virgin,” will be honored with the Career Achievement in Television Award. And Bennett, with well over 1,000 television commercial credits and affectionately known by his peers as “The Car Guy” for his innovative work on automobile spots, will receive the Asc Presidents Award.

“John, Lowell and Bill have set an extremely high bar for all of us,” Asc president Richard Crudo said. “For years they each have contributed outstanding work across a variety of platforms. And of course,
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Filmmaker follows his intuition

In the past 11 months director/producer Bill Bennett has been criss-crossing the globe, filming interviews with holy men in India and the Himalayas, Aboriginal elders at Uluru, a direct descendant of the Sufi mystic Rumi in central Turkey, and theologians and philosophers at the Vatican.

Accompanied by his partner/producer Jennifer Cluff he.s roamed the Us to talk to research scientists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists and psychologists.

All that is in the service of his most personal project, the feature documentary Pgs (Personal Guidance System) the Film.

Bennett, whose credits include Backlash, Spider & Rose, Kiss or Kill and The Nugget, embarked on a quest to understand what intuition is, where it comes from, and how to tap into it after a near-death experience.

.Several years ago I would have died in a car crash, if not for a flash of intuition,. he says. .In the end, I just want to know what saved my life.
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Haskell Wexler and Other Veteran DPs on How to Break into the Business

Haskell Wexler and Other Veteran DPs on How to Break into the Business
So you want to be a Dp? Then you're in luck because The American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) recently published a report from a Q&A with seven Asc cinematographers speaking with students from Australia's Queensland University of Technology. The students visited the Asc Clubhouse earlier this month to speak with Bill Bennett, Patrick Cady, Peter Levy, Paul Maibaum, Peter Moss, Haskell Wexler and George Spiro Dibie, who also served as moderator. Topics ranged from how to make it in the industry, how to collaborate with gaffers, how to work best with actors and more. Below are highlights from the two-hour discussion: Read More: 8 Female Cinematographers You Should Know About On the best way to gain a foothold in such a competitive industry"Ask yourself why you're interested in telling stories through filmmaking. How does your work relate to your view? As Asc members, we want you to be more
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Tributes flow for Andrew Lesnie

Andrew Lesnie was remembered as one of Australia.s finest cinematographers and a warm and generous bloke at a celebration of his life and career on Sunday.

Dozens of collaborators and friends including Sir Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, Cate Blanchett, George Miller, Chris Noonan, Bill Bennett, Craig Monahan, Jack Thompson and Andrew Mason gathered to pay tribute to Lesnie, who died in April after a heart attack, aged 59.

Ray Martin hosted the event, Remembering Andrew, staged by the Australian Cinematographers Society at Event Cinemas Bondi Junction.

Video tributes from Russell Crowe, Bruce Beresford, Martin Freeman, Sir Ian McKellen, Barrie Osborne, Don McAlpine, Richard Roxburgh, Dean Semler and Peter Menzies Jnr, among others, were screened.

Among the clips of his work shown were The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (for which he won an Oscar) and other Jackson-directed films, The Water Diviner, Babe, Healing and Two If By Sea.
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"Hateful Eight" Premieres In 70Mm At Xmas

The Weinstein Company has announced that Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming feature "The Hateful Eight" will premiere in 70mm on Christmas Day.

The exclusive two-week roadshow opening will be featured in glorious 70mm in select theaters nationwide. After that period, the film will open with a theatrical digital release nationwide on January 8th 2016 while continuing to be shown in 70mm as well.

This will mark the widest 70mm release that the industry has seen in over twenty years. Famed cinematographer Bill Bennett, who is not involved in the film, attended a recent screening of test footage and tweeted:

Saw Ultra Panavision 70, Tarentino's "The Hateful 8", projected in Anamorphic 70mm. Crazy beautiful. An entirely chemical analog process.

Bill Bennett Asc (@CineBill) June 6, 2015

Ultra Panavision 70 "Hateful 8", 1.25 times anamorphic squeeze, yielding an extremely wide aspect ratio of 2.76:1 pic.twitter.com/Efm5FA9BjK

Bill Bennett Asc (@CineBill) June 6, 2015
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