1/19/2017

    Wrap Shot: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)

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    In this personalized shot, cinematographer Ron Garcia, ASC confers with actress Sheryl Lee on the “Red Room” set while filming Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992), a dark companion piece to David Lynch’s groundbreaking but short-lived television series (1990-’91). Remembers Garcia, “I loved Eraserhead and liked The Elephant Man, but I hated Blue Velvet,

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    1/16/2017

    Caleb Deschanel, ASC Makes Unique Gift to ASC Museum

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    On January 5, Caleb Deschanel arrived at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood with a small red box containing an interesting piece of personal history that he donated to the ASC Museum. Here’s a clip detailing the event, which also features a brief cameo by ASC Museum curator Steve Gainer, ASC. If you have further background on

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    1/16/2017

    Beyond The Frame: Pulp Fiction

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    When Pulp Fiction hit movie screens in 1994, it marked one of those rare moments in film history when a motion picture becomes a worldwide sensation. Writer-director Quentin Tarantino had already caught some heat with his debut feature, Reservoir Dogs (1992), in which a group of fast-talking hoodlums engage in a black-comic bacchanal of gunplay

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    1/11/2017

    Star Trek 50 Part XI — The Trek Feature Reboot

    This is the eleventh entry in our 12-part retrospective series documenting 50 years of production and post on the Star Trek franchise. In this archival interview, Dan Mindel, ASC, J.J. Abrams and their team discuss how they brought na new creative vision to the venerable film series. A Bold, New Enterprise With Star Trek, cinematographer Dan Mindel, ASC and

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    1/9/2017

    Wrap Shot: The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

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    In the Hollywood-set drama The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) —directed by Vincent Minnelli and shot by Robert Surtees, ASC — Kirk Douglas plays the corrupt and amoral head of a major film studio. This looks like a photo of the film’s crew, but it’s actually the cast, playing the crew of a major motion

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    12/31/2016

    Beyond The Frame: The French Connection (1971)

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    Director William Friedkin (back to us) and Owen Roizman, ASC (operating an Arri IIC) set up a mirror shot with actor Fernando Rey while filming The French Connection (1971) in a New York City subway station. In the sequence, NYC cop Popeye Doyle (Gene Hackman) trails his subject (Rey), who treats his tenacious adversary to

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    12/22/2016

    Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS Discusses Lion at ASC Clubhouse

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    The ASC Clubhouse was the scene of an insightful discussion with Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS about his work in the award-winning drama Lion.   Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS arrived at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood on December 8 for a “Coffee and Conversation” event moderated by filmmaker and American Cinematographer contributor Jim Hemphill. The two spoke about Fraser’s recent

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    12/21/2016

    Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC Details Nocturnal Approach

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    The cinematographer discusses his work in writer-director Tom Ford’s stylish thriller Nocturnal Animals during a special interview session at the ASC Clubhouse.   Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC arrived at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood on December 20 for a “Coffee and Conversation” event moderated by filmmaker and American Cinematographer contributor Jim Hemphill. The two spoke about McGarvey’s latest

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