John's Bailiwick  |  2/13/2017

    John Lewis and the March Trilogy

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    The graphic-book trilogy March, which presents the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of Congressman John Lewis, topped the best-seller list from 2013-2016, an achievement that suggests how relevant it is to our current political discourse.

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    The Film Book  |  2/12/2017

    Jackie – Interview with Director Pablo Larraín

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    Pablo Larraín is the director of Jackie, the powerful film shot by Stéphane Fontaine, AFC. This post is an expanded version of my interview with Larraín published in the January issue of American Cinematographer, with additional illustrations and comments that we couldn’t fit in the print version. You may also want to read my expanded

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    The Film Book  |  1/22/2017

    Jackie — Interview with Cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine, AFC

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    This post is an expanded version of my interview with the cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine, AFC, published in the January issue of American Cinematographer, about his work on Jackie, directed by Pablo Larrain, with additional illustrations and comments that we couldn’t fit in the print version. You may also be interested in my expanded interview with Pablo Larrain.

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    The Film Book  |  1/15/2017

    2016 In Review

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    Happy New Year! January is the occasion to look back at new and recurrent cinematic trends of the past year, while also recalling some of the wonderful films I’ve seen in 2016… Trends 1. Chivo’s New Naturalism 2. Cine Expressionism 3. Poetic Rhythms 4. Variations 5. African-American Filmmakers 6. LED Lighting 7. Large Format 8.

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    Parallax View  |  1/3/2017

    Jon Joffin, ASC Blends Old and New Technologies

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    Jon Joffin has always been open to new technologies. He was among the earliest to shoot on the Sony F900 and the ARRI D20, the latter of which he used in 2008 on four episodes of The Andromeda Strain, earning an Emmy nomination in the process. “Log was not even a thing back them,” he says

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