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Watch: 6-Minute Ode To 21st Century Cinematographers

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 1, 2014 10:28 AM
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We’re nearly fifteen years into the 21st century and despite the frequent predictions of the implosion of cinema, the industry and medium is still going strong. While much has been made recently about the end of celluloid, a great deal of the best cinematic work in the past decade has been captured photochemically in addition to digitally as a new video on Vimeo can attest.

Review: ‘Magic Magic’ Starring Michael Cera, Juno Temple & Emily Browning

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • August 15, 2013 7:14 PM
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Your film stars a who’s who of young, on-the-rise actors who carry brand name recognition within the independent film world: Michael Cera (“Arrested Development”), talented and versatile British actress Juno Temple (“Killer Joe," “Jack And Diane," “The Dark Knight Rises,"“The Three Musketeers,” Emily Browning (“Sucker Punch,” "Sleeping Beauty") and Catalina Sandino Moreno (breakthrough actress and star of “Maria Full of Grace”). Your filmmaker, Sebastián Silva, is the celebrated director behind of 2009’s excellent indie “The Maid” (Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner) , your cinematographer, Christopher Doyle, is well regarded as one of the most excellent DPs on the planet and your film debuts at the prestigious 2013 Sundance Film Festival. So, bearing all those talented riches in mind, your movie goes straight to DVD...why exactly?

Watch: Wong Kar-Wai & Christopher Doyle Talk 'Chungking Express' On BBC's 'Moving Pictures'

  • By Ben Brock
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  • June 20, 2013 11:48 AM
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Wong Kar-wai's historical martial arts epic “The Grandmaster” comes ever closer to the U.S., having already been released in most of the rest of the world, and reviewed by our correspondent in Berlin. But if you'd like to refresh your memory about the stunning Hong Kong films that first made him an arthouse star, here's a nice little segment from the BBC show "Moving Pictures" in the mid-90s about the relationship between the filmmaker and the city, when Kar-wai had just released the mesmeric “Chungking Express” just as Hong Kong was about to be handed back to Chinese control.

“Fuck The Departed": Christopher Doyle On Franchises & What It Takes To Be A Filmmaker

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 10, 2013 3:27 PM
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Geez, turn Christopher Doyle and you'll get a good quote. The famed and cinematographer is nothing if not candid about this feelings on movies, prone to pouring his particular brand of acid on stuff like "Life Of Pi" or "Lincoln." Dropping into Canada last week to speak at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox he wasted no time in giving the audience an evening full of notable quotables to bring home with them.

Watch: 50-Minute Documentary 'In The Mood For Doyle' About Cinematographer Christopher Doyle

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2013 12:19 PM
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As we learned about a week ago when he thoroughly trashed both Ang Lee's "Life Of Pi" and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," Christopher Doyle doesn't hold back. He's an open book, warts and all, and when he sits down to chat, he'll answer your questions. And the celebrated cinematographer has more than once let cameras follow him around. If you liked the very brief BBC documentary we brought to your attention at the end of last year, here's a bigger serving of Doyle.

Christopher Doyle Calls 'Life Of Pi' A "Fucking Insult To Cinematography," Hates On 'Lincoln' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2013 10:21 AM
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While high-profile Oscar contenders like Best Picture winner "Argo," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Django Unchained" all had various amounts of haterade poured all over them, one movie that was pretty much untouchable all season long was "Life Of Pi." Outside of the whole mini VFX controversy thing -- which really only happened after the Oscars -- Ang Lee and his film were embraced by the industry, winning four statuettes for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Score and Best Visual Effects. But certainly, not everyone was taken with the movie.

Watch: BBC Docu About Christopher Doyle & His Work On 'In the Mood for Love,' 'Chungking Express' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 4:30 PM
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Among the many, many cinematographers lensing pictures in the movie industry, there are few whose names immediately evoke a singular, stylistic sensibility. One of those folks is Christohper Doyle. Rising to fame thanks to his collaborations with Wong Kar-Wai, the cinemtographer has mostly worked in foreign cinema with unique entries in American film thanks to M. Night Shyamalan's "Lady In The Water," and Gus Van Sant's "Psycho" remake and his lo-fi "Paranoid Park." Doyle is always a good raconteur and this short doc is worth a spin.

Cinematographer Christopher Doyle To Lens First 3D Film 'The Rabbit Horror'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 8, 2010 8:52 AM
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Perhaps best known for his collaboration with Wong Kar-Wai on a run of the director's films including "Ashes Of Times," "Happy Together," "Fallen Angels," "2046" and "In The Mood For Love" cinematographer Christopher Doyle has always seemed to go wherever his interests lie. He's worked with Gus Van Sant ("Paranoid Park"), M. Night Shyamalan ("The Lady In The Water") and Jim Jarmusch ("The Limits Of Control") among others, but his latest project will make a first for the cinematographer.

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