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This past weekend, the American Society of Cinematographers awarded Greig Fraser for his contribution to Lion as last year’s greatest accomplishment in the field. Of course, his achievement was just a small sampling of the fantastic work from directors of photography, but it did give us a stronger hint at what may be the winner on Oscar night. Ahead of the ceremony, we have a new video compilation that honors all the past winners in the category at the Academy Awards
Created by Burger Fiction, it spans the stunning silent landmark Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans all the way up to the end of Emmanuel Lubezki‘s three-peat win for The Revenant. Aside from the advancements in color and aspect ration, it’s a thrill to see some of cinema’s most iconic shots side-by-side. However, the best way to experience the evolution of the craft is by »
- Jordan Raup
The biggest story of the week is, of course, the title reveal of Star Wars: Episode VIII – which will now only be refereed to as Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Pretty great title, right? Well there has been a lot of talk about it over the week. Is The Last Jedi in reference to Luke Skywalker, who returned at the end of The Force Awakens? Is Rey the new Last Jedi? Or, as some fans are speculating, is Anakin Skywalker the Last Jedi, seen as though Luke was never officially a Jedi? Lots to delve into. Our own Anghus Houvouras wasn’t overly impressed with the title in his article Breaking Down Star Wars: The Last Jedi, »
- Luke Owen
After many months of impatiently waiting for something, anything related to Star Wars 8, Disney and Lucasfilm finally threw us all a bone and revealed the official title for the next installment of the Star Wars saga; Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Now that the veil of secrecy has been pulled down just a tiny bit, a little more information about the movie, or at least about what went into making the movie, is being revealed. Director Rian Johnson recently discussed some of what influenced Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as some of the challenges of making it.
Following the title reveal, Rian Johnson did a little interview with Empire Magazine about the status of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He said when asked about the status of the movie that things are going "Great! We're in the thick of editing, really digging into it. It's »
With the recently revealed title for the next episode in the saga — Star Wars: The Last Jedi — speculation has kicked into overdrive. Fans are of course pretty darn eager to unravel all the mysteries that Episode VIII might contain, and now thanks to director Rian Johnson, we know of some of the film’s influences.
Speaking to Empire in a wide ranging conversation regarding The Last Jedi, Johnson said the following on what films he watched to prepare for making his Star Wars debut.
“Twelve O’Clock High was a big touchstone, for the feel and look of the aerial combat as well as the dynamic between the pilots. Three Outlaw Samurai for the feel of the sword-fighting, and the general sense of pulpy fun. And To Catch A Thief was a great film to rewatch, for the romantic scale and grandeur”.
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- Samuel Brace
4 items from 2017
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