Browse Articles by Daniel Eagan

King Richard DP Robert Elswit on Finding the Visual Style for the Film’s Tennis Scenes

January 2022
<i>King Richard</i> DP Robert Elswit on Finding the Visual Style for the Film’s Tennis Scenes

Oscar-caliber performances anchor King Richard, the story of Richard Williams raising daughters who would become the tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams (played as teens by Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton). Will Smith portrays Williams as a force of energy, a father who cajoles and connives his fantasy into reality. Aunjanue Ellis is just... »

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Jockey DP Adolpho Veloso on the Film’s Incredible Horse Racing Scenes

January 2022
<i>Jockey</i> DP Adolpho Veloso on the Film’s Incredible Horse Racing Scenes

Jackson Silva (Clifton Collins, Jr.) faces a bleak future as Jockey opens. The veteran horse racer is riddled with injuries, younger jockeys are taking his starts, and his partnership with trainer Ruth Wilkes (Molly Parker) is in danger of falling apart over a promising young horse. Over the next 94 minutes, Jockey reveals itself to be... »

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Nightmare Alley Cinematographer Dan Laustsen on Working With Guillermo del Toro Again

January 2022
<em>Nightmare Alley</em> Cinematographer Dan Laustsen on Working With Guillermo del Toro Again

Set in a Depression-era world of illicit sideshows and scheming grifters, Nightmare Alley burrows into the despair and shame crawling beneath the American Dream. Relentlessly grim and hypnotically beautiful, the film has a trajectory unlike any other this season. Starring Bradley Cooper (also serving as producer) as down-on-his-luck drifter Stan Carlisle, the film features a... »

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Being the Ricardos DP Jeff Cronenweth ASC on Shooting Sorkin’s Period Drama

December 2021
<em>Being the Ricardos</em> DP Jeff Cronenweth ASC on Shooting Sorkin’s Period Drama

Some 60 million viewers watched I Love Lucy at the height of the sitcom’s run. That extraordinary success forced personal sacrifices that altered the lives of its stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. In Being the Ricardos, writer and director Aaron Sorkin uses one critical week in the show’s production to probe into the... »

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Shang-Chi DP Bill Pope on Plunging into the MCU with Destin Daniel Cretton

December 2021
<em>Shang-Chi</em> DP Bill Pope on Plunging into the MCU with Destin Daniel Cretton

The box-office smash Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings updates a 1970s comic book into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s the feature debut for Simu Liu as a martial arts master who has to confront his family’s past. It’s also a turning point in the career of director Destin Daniel Cretton, whose... »

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Craft Spotlight: Belfast Editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle on Kenneth Branagh’s Loving Tribute to Northern Ireland

November 2021
Craft Spotlight: <em>Belfast</em> Editor Úna Ní Dhonghaíle on Kenneth Branagh’s Loving Tribute to Northern Ireland

A young boy discovers life in Belfast, Kenneth Branagh‘s tribute to his turbulent hometown. Set in the late 1960s, the Focus Features film explores a blue-collar neighborhood torn apart by religious sectarianism. Through Buddy’s eyes (played by Jude Hill), Branagh explores a world of play, school, church, theater, music, and family. This is the... »

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Dune Editor Joe Walker on Creating the Film’s Most Exciting Moments

November 2021
<em>Dune</em> Editor Joe Walker on Creating the Film’s Most Exciting Moments

Adapted from Frank Herbert‘s science-fiction novel, Dune sets in motion an intergalactic war that will determine the fates of several planets. Featuring an all-star cast, the movie has dominated box-offices to the extent that a sequel has already been announced. Director and co-writer Denis Villenueve first worked with editor Joe Walker on the 2015... »

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No Time to Die Cinematographer Linus Sandgren Creates a New Look for 007

October 2021
<em>No Time to Die</em> Cinematographer Linus Sandgren Creates a New Look for 007

No Time to Die, the fifth and final James Bond film to star Daniel Craig, earned some $56 million in its opening weekend in North America. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective), the story picks up from Spectre,  the previous entry in the franchise with Bond and psychologist Madeleine Swann (played by Léa... »

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No Time to Die Editors Elliot Graham and Tom Cross on Daniel Craig’s Final Bond Movie

October 2021
<em>No Time to Die</em> Editors Elliot Graham and Tom Cross on Daniel Craig’s Final Bond Movie

Theater attendance around the world has surged since the opening of the fifth and final James Bond film, No Time to Die. Produced by Michael G. Wilson, p.g.a., and Barbara Broccoli, p.g.a., directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, and starring Daniel Craig, the movie finds Bond confronting his past while battling a conspiracy that threatens... »

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Artist Profile: We Are Lady Parts Cinematographer Diana Olifirova

August 2021
Artist Profile: <em>We Are Lady Parts</em> Cinematographer Diana Olifirova

Four Muslim women form a punk rock band in We Are Lady Parts, a six-episode comedy which began streaming on Peacock in June. Written and directed by Nida Manzoor, the series takes a hard eye at Muslim stereotypes, at the same time offering knowing takes on demanding parents, “Mean Girl” coeds, and the terrors... »

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