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Watch Roger Deakins’ Recent 2-Hour Masterclass For Film Students, Discussing ‘Blade Runner 2049’ & Much More

Just recently, we shared the news that Roger Deakins and his wife, James, have begun a new podcast that goes into the nitty-gritty of filmmaking, featuring tips and advice about different aspects of the art form. And now, it appears the duo is keeping that going with a new masterclass hosted by the Louis Lumière […]

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Roger Deakins Now Has His Own Podcast to Break Down Everything About Filmmaking

What do you do after you win your second Oscar for Best Cinematography? Start a podcast. Roger Deakins has officially launched the “Team Deakins” podcast along with his wife and longtime filmmaking collaborator James Ellis Deakins. The podcast has debuted six episodes as of May 3 that cover a wide array of filmmaking topics: Composition, […]

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Studios Eye Summer Restart in Central Europe as Coronavirus Restrictions Begin to Ease

As much of Europe begins to ease restrictions imposed on business and travel to curb the spread of coronavirus, Hollywood studios are looking ahead to summer and early fall when production is expected to resume in Hungary and the Czech Republic, Central Europe’s biggest production hubs.Executives at Mid Atlantic Films and Stillking Films, who have […]

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We Should Thank Roger Deakins For Refusing To Shoot ‘Blade Runner 2049’ The “Sloppy” Way Hollywood Studios Expect

Roger Deakins is one of the best living cinematographers, even if The Academy only realized it a couple of years ago. Having worked on such gems as “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Fargo,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Blade Runner 2049,” and “Skyfall” should give you enough credibility to have people listen to your advice, but Deakins […]

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‘Dune’ Debuts First Looks at Oscar Isaac and More, as Villeneuve Touts ‘Complex’ Two-Part Epic

On the heels of yesterday’s first look at Timothée Chalamet, “Dune” has unveiled a handful of new photos featuring the debuts of Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, and Rebecca Ferguson in character in Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert’s legendary science-fiction novel (via Vanity Fair). Villeneuve, coming off his acclaimed “Blade Runner […]

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Dave Bautista Calls Out Writer for Being ‘Judgmental Prick’ Over ‘My Spy’ Joke

If you’re trying to crack a joke on social media about Dave Bautista, maybe it’s not a great idea to tag the actor. The “Blade Runner 2049” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor called out a writer on Twitter for being a “judgmental prick” after the writer made a joke criticizing Bautista’s upcoming release “My […]

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How ‘Invisible Man’ Composer Benjamin Wallfisch Wrote a Musical Love Letter to ‘Psycho’

When Benjamin Wallfisch learned that he was going to compose the score for the 2020 reboot of “The Invisible Man,” he deliberately stayed away from rewatching the 1933 original. The goal, he says, was “to keep the sound as fresh as possible.”Director Leigh Whannell showed Wallfisch the film with no temp music as all, with […]

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Denis Villeneuve Honors Jóhannsson Two Years After His Death: ‘He Was a Creative Brother’

Denis Villeneuve has emerged as one of the best directors working today, and one person moviegoers can thank for that is Jóhann Jóhannsson. The Icelandic composer was one of Villeneuve’s most important collaborators, starting with “Prisoners” and continuing to shape the tone of Villeneuve’s work in “Sicario” and “Arrival.” Jóhannsson even worked on “Blade Runner […]

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‘1917’ Cinematographer Roger Deakins Wins His Second Oscar in Three Years

Roger Deakins has won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for “1917” — his second Oscar in three years following his first Academy Award for “Blade Runner 2049.”The 70-year-old Deakins had been favored for the trophy for his widely praised shooting of Sam Mendes’ World War I epic in what appeared to be a single […]

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