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Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jeff Daniels on Tackling Ridley Scott's 'The Martian'

15 September 2015 11:54 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Chiwetel Ejiofor was on hand in Toronto in 2013 – for “Half of a Yellow Sun” and his Oscar-winning “12 Years a Slave.” Scott is here for what he said was his fourth time "and this is the biggest reaction I’ve ever had." Jeff Daniels, who plays the head of Nasa in Scott’s bring-Matt-back-from-Mars adventure, has been here so many times he’s lost count (“The Squid and the Whale," "Fly Away Home," "something else”). “The reaction for me, compared to those other three movies was a sense of relief that it worked,” Daniels said. “It’s all guesswork, even with someone as great as Ridley a portion of what we’re throwing up there, we’re crossing our fingers, hoping an audience takes to it. That’s the payoff for us.” What audiences often forget is that what the performers are putting on screen, they executed a year or more before. »

- John Anderson

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The Black Stallion

15 September 2015 10:05 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

It was a winner right out of the starting gate, an instant classic that's still a pleasure for the eyes and ears. Carroll Ballard and Caleb Deschanel's marvel of a storybook movie has yet to be surpassed, with a boy-horse story that seems to be taking place in The Garden of Eden. The Black Stallion Blu-ray The Criterion Collection 765 1979 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 117 min. / Street Date July 14, 2015 / 39.95 Starring Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton, Michael Higgins, Ed McNamara, Doghmi Larbi, John Karlsen, Leopoldo Trieste, Marne Maitland, Cass-Olé. Cinematography Caleb Deschanel Film Editor Robert Dalva Supervising Sound Editor Alan Splet Original Music Carmine Coppola Written by Melissa Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg, William D. Wittliff from the novel by Walter Farley Produced by Fred Roos, Tom Sternberg Directed by Carroll Ballard

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Francis Coppola divided audiences with his war epic Apocalypse Now, but in the same »

- Glenn Erickson

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Cinematography Legend Caleb Deschanel Gets AFI Alumni Medal

27 May 2015 11:16 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Master cinematographer and television director Caleb Deschanel will receive AFI's 25th Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, which has previously gone to the likes of Darren Aronofsky, Patty Jenkins, David Lynch, Wally Pfister and fellow Dp Janusz Kaminski. This honor recognizes the extraordinary creative talents of an AFI Conservatory alum who embodies the qualities of filmmaker Franklin Schaffner, the Oscar-winning director of 1970's "Patton." An AFI grad from the class of 1969, Deschanel is a five-time Oscar nominee for "The Passion of the Christ," "The Patriot," "Fly Away Home," "The Natural" and "The Right Stuff." AFI cinematography alumni have been nominated 17 times across the past 12 years — winning five times. Deschanel won the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) Award for "The Patriot" and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Asc in 2010. His directing credits »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Caleb Deschanel in AFI honour

27 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

American Film Institute top brass have chosen Caleb Deschanel to receive the 2015 Franklin J Schaffner Alumni Medal.

The honour recognises the creativity of an AFI Conservatory alumnus “who embodies the qualities of filmmaker Franklin Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality filmmaking.” 

The presentation of the Schaffner Medal will take place as part of the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Steve Martin in Hollywood on June 4.

Deschanel’s credits include The Right Stuff, The Natural, Fly Away Home, The Patriot and The Passion Of The Christ

Previous recipients include Darren Aronofsky, Patty Jenkins, Janusz Kamiński, David Lynch and Wally Pfister


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AFI to Honor Cinematograher Caleb Deschanel

27 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The American Film Institute has selected Caleb Deschanel to receive its Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal.

Deschanel is a 1969 alumnus of the AFI Conservatory. He’s been nominated for best cinematographer Oscars for “The Right Stuff,” “The Natural,” “Fly Away Home,” “The Patriot” and “The Passion of the Christ.”

Other film credits include “The Black Stallion,” “Escape Artist,” “Jack Reacher” and “Winter’s Tale.” TV credits include “Law & Order: Trial by Jury,” “Bones” and “Twin Peaks.”

The presentation of the Schaffner Medal will take place as part of the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Steve Martin on June 4. Past recipients of the medal include cinematographers Darren Aronofsky, Patty Jenkins, Janusz Kaminski, David Lynch and Wally Pfister.

Deschanel won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for “The Patriot” and was honored with the lifetime achievement award by the Asc in 2010. He was also in the first class of the AFI Conservatory, »

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