Cinematographers / ASC: Articles

Antihero Ricardo Cortez: Best Showcases + Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Brother

Antihero Ricardo Cortez in Symphony of Six Million, with Irene Dunne. Directed by Gregory La Cava, this 1932 family/romantic melodrama may have been one of Cortez's favorite among his own movies (see further below). Based on a morality tale by Back Street, Imitation of Life, and Humoresque author Fannie Hurst, […]

Eddie Redmayne, Bong Joon-ho: Academy Invites Eclectic International Talent

Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything: Academy Actors Branch invitee. Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals “who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to […]

Kathryn Bigelow & Benh Zeitlin Are Best Director Favorites + Michael Haneke Surprisingly Bypassed

Zero Dark Thirty with Chris Pratt and Joel Edgerton. With ten wins and two nominations to date, Kathryn Bigelow is the top Best Director choice this awards season for the controversial “war on terror” thriller Zero Dark Thirty, about a dogged CIA analyst (Jessica Chastain) and the hunt for Osama […]

Harris Savides: Gus Van Sant & Sofia Coppola Cinematographer Dies

Harris Savides, cinematographer for Gus Van Sant, Sofia Coppola, Woody Allen, dead at age 55 Harris Savides, a cinematographer who collaborated with the likes of Gus Van Sant, Sofia Coppola, Woody Allen, David Fincher, and Ridley Scott, died earlier today. Savides, who was 55, had reportedly been battling cancer. (Image: […]

Melissa McCarthy & Husband Ben Falcone + Oscar Winners' Man-on-Man Kissing: Academy Awards

Maya Rudolph. Maya Rudolph attends the Governors Ball after the 84th Academy Awards ceremony held at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood on Feb. 26, '12. Rudolph wasn't nominated for any Oscars, but she was a presenter alongside fellow Bridesmaids actresses Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Kristen […]

Grammy Awards Movies + Emmanuel Lubezki Wins Cinematographers' Prize

Grammy Awards Movies The Grammy 2012 winners in the “visual media” categories have already been announced. The winner for Best Song Written for Visual Media was Diane Warren's “Born to Be Somebody,” from the Justin Bieber documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, sung by Justin Bieber himself (photo). The other […]

Kermit the Frog & Miss Piggy Ridicule Fox News + Bradley Cooper Movie Cancelled

The Muppets Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy took a well-deserved swipe at Fox News while taking part at a press conference at London's May Fair Hotel this past Jan. 26. Please scroll down to check out the video. A little while ago, Fox Business Channel's Eric Bolling said the […]

NSFC Surprises: Lars von Trier + Kirsten Dunst & Brad Pitt

Shahab Hosseini in Asghar Farhadi's A Separation The National Society of Film Critics (NSFC), among whose members are the majority of the United States' most influential and respected film commentators, has – as usual – taken a (mostly) different route than your average US-based critics' group. For every The Social […]

Tura Satana & Cliff Robertson + the Two Russells & Child Actors: 'TCM Remembers'

Tura Satana in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. One of the film world's personalities seen in this year's “TCM Remembers” video homage, Tura Satana owes her cult fame to one single movie: Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965). Following that low-budget “exploitation” romp, Satana would be credited in only two […]

Roger Deakins (Finally) Best Cinematography Win? Oscar Predictions

Roger Deakins: 'True Grit' cinematographer has no Oscar to call his own. 2011 Oscar Predictions: Best Cinematography - Roger Deakins, 'True Grit' Although Inception's Wally Pfister won the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers Award, it's important to note that the ASC is hardly a good judge of an eventual winner […]

'Inception' Surprise, Julia Roberts: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards

'Inception' movie with Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Cinematography by Wally Pfister. 'Inception' cinematographer Wally Pfister, Julia Roberts take home American Society of Cinematographers Awards Inception cinematographer Wally Pfister – not, as many had been expecting, True Grit lenser Roger Deakins – was the feature film winner at the 2011 American Society of […]

Gordon Willis & Caleb Deschanel: Biggest Oscar Snubs #10a

Diane Keaton, Woody Allen in Manhattan Gordon Willis for Klute (1971), The Godfather (1972), The Paper Chase (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974), All the President's Men (1976), Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Caleb Deschanel for The Black Stallion (1979), Being There (1979) Those […]