21 February 2013 10:45 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Root all you want for your Chastains, your Rivas, your Hathaways, and your Day-Lewises; for me, the Oscar nominee to pull for this weekend is venerated cinematographer Roger Deakins, nominated ten times with nary a win to his name. He's back in the race this year with the gorgeous, lush Skyfall, but Deakins is perhaps best known for his work with Joel and Ethan Coen, for whom he's shot every film from Barton Fink to True Grit. I rang up the 63-year-old Brit this weekend to discuss some of the most iconic images he's produced over his long career, though the first still I asked him to explain wasn't from a Coen brothers film at all:The Shawshank RedemptionThat famous shot of Andy (Tim Robbins) escaping from the prison, arms outstretched as the rain pours down on him? You know, the moment so powerful that it was repurposed on the poster? »

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