Browse Articles by Daniel Eagan

Cinematographer Alan Jacobsen on The Loneliest Whale and Working with Anthony Bourdain

July 2021
Cinematographer Alan Jacobsen on <em>The Loneliest Whale</em> and Working with Anthony Bourdain

Whales communicate through distinctive calls that can travel hundreds of miles underwater. In 1989, the US Navy detected unique calls on a 52-hertz frequency. As best as scientists could determine, the calls were never answered. Monitors began referring to the “52 Hertz Whale” as perhaps the last of its species. For years, director Joshua... »

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F9 Cinematographer Stephen F. Windon, ACS, ASC, on the Evolution of The Fast Saga

June 2021
<em>F9</em> Cinematographer Stephen F. Windon, ACS, ASC, on the Evolution of <em>The Fast Saga</em>

Since its first entry in 2001, the Fast and Furious franchise has earned some $6 billion, making it one of Universal Studios‘ most valuable properties. F9: The Fast Saga opened in North America on June 25 with $70 million, and has earned almost $400 million worldwide, so far. The plots have evolved from drag... »

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Emmy Watch: Mare of Easttown Production Designer Keith Cunningham Uses Location to Enhance Character

June 2021
Emmy Watch: <em>Mare of Easttown</em> Production Designer Keith Cunningham Uses Location to Enhance Character

One of the year’s few bonafide hits, Mare of Easttown gathered momentum over its seven-episode season until viewership tripled from its debut in April on the HBO Max streaming service. Written by Brad Ingelsby and directed by Craig Zobel, the story takes place in a blue-collar suburb of Northeast Philadelphia. When a young girl... »

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Contender Profile: Star Trek: Discovery Editor Jon Dudkowski 

June 2021
Contender Profile: <em>Star Trek: Discovery</em> Editor Jon Dudkowski 

Over three seasons, the crew of the starship Discovery has traveled through galaxies and centuries, stopping wars, ending tyrannies, battling enemies from across more than one universe. In each encounter, they adhere to the principles laid out by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. As the third season starts, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) has been... »

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Emmy Watch: Star Trek: Discovery Production Designer Phillip Barker

June 2021
Emmy Watch: <em>Star Trek: Discovery</em> Production Designer Phillip Barker

The third season of Star Trek: Discovery finds the crew of the starship Discovery  in completely different worlds and times than the previous two seasons. On the edge of disaster at the end of season two, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) drops into a wormhole that propels her hundreds of years into the future, where... »

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Mare of Easttown Director Craig Zobel Talks About Making the Haunting HBO Thriller

June 2021
<em>Mare of Easttown</em> Director Craig Zobel Talks About Making the Haunting HBO Thriller

In trying to solve the murder of a local teen, Detective Sergeant Mare Sheehan (Kate Winslet) is forced to confront a past she has tried to avoid. What Mare uncovers might threaten her close friends as well as her enemies. And it’s hard to keep secrets in a tight-knit community where everyone seems to... »

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Contender Profile: Rutherhood Falls Cinematographer Ross Riege 

June 2021
Contender Profile: <em>Rutherhood Falls</em> Cinematographer Ross Riege 

Set in a mythical New England town founded by British colonials, Rutherford Falls examines the clash of cultures between the original Native American inhabitants and the corporations who have taken financial control of the area. The 10-part series is full of whimsical comedy, but hits unexpectedly dark themes as well. Co-creator and executive producer... »

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Contender Profile: The Underground Railroad Production Designer Mark Friedberg

June 2021
Contender Profile: <em>The Underground Railroad</em> Production Designer Mark Friedberg

Adapted from Colson Whitehead‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Underground Railroad has won critical acclaim for its view of slavery in the Deep South. Developed and directed by Barry Jenkins, the ten episodes are streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Like Whitehead’s novel, the series layers myth and fantasy on top of historical events. The episodes... »

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Contender Profile: Mare of Easttown Cinematographer Ben Richardson, ASC

June 2021
Contender Profile: <em>Mare of Easttown</em> Cinematographer Ben Richardson, ASC

In HBO’s Mare of Easttown, Kate Winslet plays a detective sergeant trying to unravel the murder of a local teen while coping with the demands of her splintered family. Created and written by Brad Ingelsby, and directed by Craig Zobel, the limited series takes place in a blue-collar suburb northeast of Philadelphia. The ensemble... »

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The Nevers Art Department Team of Gemma Jackson and Tina Jones on the HBO Series

May 2021
<em>The Nevers</em> Art Department Team of Gemma Jackson and Tina Jones on the HBO Series

Picture a Victorian London where a certain few “Touched” have been given extraordinary powers: superhuman strength, the ability to predict the future, the power to heal wounds. They pose a huge threat to an addled male patriarchy. In The Nevers, Writer and Director Joss Whedon explores what happens when the known world careens into... »

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