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Kasper Møller Jensen has edited together a short video exploring the visual elements and framings used by Jj Abrams to show the isolation and loneliness of Daisy Ridley‘s character Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I present the beautifuly-edited video Isolation Of Rey: Did director Jj Abrams and cinematographer Daniel Mindel plan Daisy Ridley’s […]
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- Peter Sciretta
It may have been a really, really ridiculously good-looking idea on paper, but Ben Stiller’s attempt to bring back one of his more beloved creations feels like a cheap designer knockoff in “Zoolander 2.” Falling well below the standards of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (2014) in the long-delayed-sequel sweepstakes, this flailing follow-up drags the endearingly dim-witted Derek Zoolander out of retirement for an extended Roman holiday, backed by a parade of real-life celebrities and fashion-world denizens who are now very much in on the joke. If only that joke weren’t so far past its sell-by date: The results may delight those who believe recycled gags and endless cameos to be the very essence of great screen comedy, but everyone else will likely recognize Stiller’s wannabe Magnum opus as a disappointment-slash-misfire, the orange mocha crappuccino of movie sequels.
Just as “Anchorman 2” nearly doubled the worldwide gross of its 2004 predecessor, »
- Justin Chang
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Now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in theaters and the lid on its secrets has finally been lifted, more and more information about the movie is being revealed from various sources. One of those is director of photography Dan Mindel, and he has today shared even more incredible behind the scenes images from the set of the J.J. Abrams helmed movie.
Offering a fascinating look at the making of many key scenes in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, these are definitely the kind of photos which would make for a great coffee table book similar to the recently released “Art of” collection.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been a critical and commercial hit, breaking box office records and winning the approval of fans. Things could have gone very wrong (just look at what happened with the prequels), but Abrams did it, and these »
- Josh Wilding
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is officially a smash hit, critically and commercially, and if the numerous box office records the movie has broken since its release in December prove anything, it’s that there’s a massive amount of interest in the franchise once more (no matter how many people claim the prequels were responsible for killing their childhoods).
That’s why everything from novelisations to a leaked script are being met with such a huge amount of curiosity as fans scramble to find out as much as possible about how The Force Awakens became a reality.
The latest fascinating behind the scenes look at this return to a Galaxy Far, Far Away comes from the movie’s Director of Photography, Dan Mindel. While working with J.J. Abrams to create the unique look of this Star Wars sequel, he took a number of photos which offer a rare »
- Josh Wilding
Not long ago, Star Wars: The Force Awakens cinematographer Dan Mindel shared some behind-the-scenes photos from the production on social media and fans naturally geeked out because, well, they were cool and it was Star Wars. We've already shared a few of them here, but one we didn't share is the one that might actually be the coolest of them all. Here it is... What makes this image so special is seeing what the lightsabers actually look like on set, and that they look like...
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Not long ago, Star Wars: The Force Awakens cinematographer Dan Mindel shared some behind-the-scenes photos from the production on social media and fans naturally geeked out because, well, they were cool and it was Star Wars. We've already shared a few of them over here, but one we didn't share is the one that might actually be the coolest of them all. Here it is... What makes this image so special is seeing what the lightsabers actually look like on set, and that they look like actual lightsabers. While doing press rounds for The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams spoke about the unique approach they took when it came to the lightsabers. "These were props that were almost as bright and as real as the actual lightsabers themselves," Abrams told Fox5 in DC. "The...
- Erik Davis
When J.J. Abrams took the helm on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, many fans were excited to learn that he was taking the franchise back to its roots in using real locations and practical effects, just like George Lucas did with his original trilogy. We didn't get to see one of the most important locations, Skellig Michael Island, until the end of the movie. This island off the coast of Ireland was used for the Jedi temple where we see Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) for the first time. Today we have a new video from Discover Ireland, with plenty of behind-the-scenes footage from the Skellig Michael Island shoot and details about how they found this unique location.
Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson has already shot scenes for his highly-anticipated sequel at Skellig Michael Island back in September, before principal photography begins in earnest later this month. A report »
Though the actual production of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was incredibly secretive, now that the film has been out for a while some gorgeous set photos taken during filming have begun to emerge. Dan Mindel, who worked as the director of photography on the recent "Star Wars" title, has begun sharing some behind-the-scenes photos on his social media accounts. Check some of the best below, the full gallery is up at Instagram.
A photo posted by Dan Mindel Asc, Bsc (@dan_mindel) on Dec 24, 2015 at 9:48am Pst
A photo posted by Dan Mindel Asc, Bsc (@dan_mindel) on Dec 31, 2015 at 6:50pm Pst
A photo posted by Dan Mindel Asc, Bsc (@dan_mindel) on Dec 25, 2015 at 9:37am Pst
A photo posted by Dan Mindel Asc, Bsc (@dan_mindel) on Dec 31, 2015 at 7:19am Pst
A photo posted by Dan Mindel Asc, Bsc (@dan_mindel) on Dec 30, 2015 at »
- Garth Franklin
8 items from 2016
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