November 28, 2014
Features

Contender – Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything

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Contender – Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, <em>The Theory of Everything</em>

The score for The Theory of Everything, composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson, is perfectly tuned to the subject matter of the film. From the haunting piano and heavenly celeste, to the melodic theme that weaves throughout the narrative, the music creates a sense of wonderment that captures the essence of the life of Stephen Hawking... »

Contender – Editor Sandra Adair, Boyhood

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Contender – Editor Sandra Adair, <em>Boyhood</em>

Collaborating for 22 years and 18 films, editor Sandra Adair and director Richard Linklater have developed a communications shorthand when working together. Both have laid back personalities and are open to listening to one another. Adair confirmed, “Rich is very collaborative” and their process... »

Contender – Cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, Gone Girl

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Contender – Cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth, <em>Gone Girl</em>

Good things generally happen for Jeff Cronenweth when he teams up with director David Fincher. In their last two feature outings, Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, he wound up with both Oscar and ASC nominations for his work, defining not... »

Contender – Makeup Artist Jan Sewell, The Theory Of Everything

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Contender – Makeup Artist Jan Sewell, <em>The Theory Of Everything</em>

In James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything, the life of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is examined from his boyhood until the recent past, covering over a quarter century. The... »

The Sound of Interstellar

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The Sound of <em>Interstellar</em>

In this exclusive profile, SoundWorks Collection talks with supervising sound editor and sound designer Richard King about the sound team’s extensive work on director Christopher Nolan's immersive sci-fi film... »

Below The Line Screening Series Presents: Mr. Turner

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Below The Line Screening Series Presents: <em>Mr. Turner</em>

Below The Line Screening Series hosted a presentation of Mr. Turner Friday, Nov. 21. The Silver Screen theater of the Pacific Design Center welcomed director Mike Leigh, costume... »

Contender – Visual Effects Artist Eric Durst, Snowpiercer

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Contender – Visual Effects Artist Eric Durst, <em>Snowpiercer</em>

Like the titular train from the 40-year-old French graphic novel on which it’s based, Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer zipped across the globe and arrived in American theaters this... »

Tommy Lee Jones’ Quest for Originality in The Homesman

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Tommy Lee Jones’ Quest for Originality in <em>The Homesman</em>

Set against the sparse, austere backdrop of 1850s Nebraska, The Homesman tells the story of strong-willed homesteader Mary Bee Cuddy (Hillary Swank) and George Briggs, the low-life-schemer (Tommy Lee... »

Civil Suit Settlement Reached in Death of Camera Assistant Sarah Jones

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Civil Suit Settlement Reached in Death of Camera Assistant Sarah Jones

“We are all Sarah Jones” and “Never Forget. Never Again” were the rallying cries earlier this year at a tribute held by local IATSE guilds for the crew member... »

Below The Line Screening Series Presents: Whiplash

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Below The Line Screening Series Presents: <em>Whiplash</em>

The Below The Line Screening Series presented Whiplash, a Sony Pictures Classics film, at Harmony Gold Wednesday November 19. A full house welcomed the film's director Damien Chazelle, cinematographer... »

Contender – Costume Designer Steven Noble, The Theory of Everything

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Contender – Costume Designer Steven Noble, <em>The Theory of Everything</em>

Sometimes the perfect costumes are especially crucial to creating believable character and this is the case in James Marsh's The Theory of Everything, which explores the relationship between physicist... »

Whiplash Director Damien Chazelle Shows He’s a Different Drummer

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<em>Whiplash</em> Director Damien Chazelle Shows He’s a Different Drummer

Whiplash, a low-budget sophomore effort by 29-year-old director Damien Chazelle, who also wrote the screenplay, has emerged as the dark-horse darling of this year’s movie awards season. The building... »

 
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