January 16, 2017
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Director Denis Villeneuve Challenges Intellect with Arrival

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Director Denis Villeneuve Challenges Intellect with <em>Arrival</em>

For a long time Denis Villenueve was looking for a science fiction project to direct. In the genre, it was not easy to find strong material that had depth and freshness, not old recycled ideas. He wanted the story to be new, with an emotional journey that was mature and intellectually challenging, something like... »

Contender – Editor Joe Walker, Arrival

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Contender – Editor Joe Walker, <em>Arrival</em>

Playing with time has a big appeal for Joe Walker, editor of Arrival, the non-linear, sci-fi mystery starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, as a linguist and scientist tasked with interpreting the language of alien visitors. “We’re talking about time. That is certainly something... »

Contender – Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams, Hacksaw Ridge

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Contender – Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams, <em>Hacksaw Ridge</em>

Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams came onto Hacksaw Ridge – the true story of conscientious objector Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) and his heroism at the Battle of Okinawa – late in the post process, with the timeframe for creating the score “squeezed” even more when the... »

Contender – Editor Tom Cross, La La Land

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Contender – Editor Tom Cross, <em>La La Land</em>

Writer-director, Damien Chazelle, sent editor Tom Cross the script for his bittersweet romantic musical, La La Land, around March of 2014, right after Whiplash, their previous collaboration, played Sundance.... »

Below The Line Screening Series Presents The King’s Choice, Norway’s Submission for Foreign Film, Followed by a Q & A with Director Erik Poppe

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Below The Line Screening Series Presents <em>The King’s Choice</em>, Norway’s Submission for Foreign Film, Followed by a Q & A with Director Erik Poppe

The King’s Choice is a film that tells the story of a three-day pivotal period in the history of Norway. Engrossing and with somewhat grim parallels to our current... »

Life, Animated – Roger Ross Williams

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<em>Life, Animated</em> – Roger Ross Williams

This unbelievable, yet true, life story all began when a three-year-old disappeared. Not the horrible found in the woods type of disappeared, but suddenly he was lost to his... »

Best Documentary Contender – Tower

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Best Documentary Contender – <em>Tower</em>

On the morning of August 1, 1966, former Marine sharpshooter Charles Whitman ascended a University of Texas at Austin tower and began random targeting and firing upon passerby below... »

Contender – Marcelo Zarvos, Fences

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Contender – Marcelo Zarvos, <em>Fences</em>

“We all know people who are lovable AND extremely hurtful,” began Marcelo Zarvos, the young looking composer of the movie, Fences. When Zarvos was first given the Fences script,... »

John Gilroy — Editor of Rogue One

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John Gilroy — Editor of <em>Rogue One</em>

**WARNING – SELECT PLOT SPOILERS** When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in October of 2012, it was a natural expectation that the studio would re-energize the dormant live-action landscape of the... »

Barry Robison on Designing “Hacksaw’s” Ridge — Down Under

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Barry Robison on Designing “<em>Hacksaw’s</em>” Ridge — Down Under

Production designer Barry Robison splits his time between Australia and the U.S., and has worked on films ranging from the historically-set Hidalgo, to installments of both the X-Men and... »

Contender – Production Designer, Wynn Thomas, Hidden Figures

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Contender – Production Designer, Wynn Thomas, <em>Hidden Figures</em>

Production designer Wynn Thomas has designed a wide variety of films from contemporary comedies to period dramas, but he finds research on the latter is interesting because he discovers... »

Contender – Production Designer, Guy Hendrix Dyas, Passengers

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Contender – Production Designer, Guy Hendrix Dyas, <em>Passengers</em>

After a sleep pod malfunction awakens two passengers (Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence) 90 years early, they must face a lonely future on a spacecraft traveling to a distant... »

 
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