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Watch: Gorgeous Tribute To The Coen Brothers’ Collaborations With DP Roger Deakins

  • By Oktay Ege Kozak
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  • August 4, 2014 2:44 PM
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True Grit
After lensing three early great Coen Brothers films, "Blood Simple,""Raising Arizona" and "Miller’s Crossing," Barry Sonnenfeld decided to leave the director of photography game to become a director and gifted us with "Get Shorty" and "Men in Black," only later to undo all of that goodwill with "Wild Wild West," "Men in Black II "and "RV." The brothers went on to hire Roger Deakins for their enduringly adored "Barton Fink" and a long-lasting partnership ensued. Just like composer Carter Burwell, the name Roger Deakins is now synonymous with the Coens.

Watch: 5-Minute Tribute To Cinematographer Roger Deakins, 'Shadows In The Valley'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2014 11:09 AM
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The CV of filmmakers cinematographer Roger Deakins has amassed speaks for itself, with the Coen Brothers, Andrew Dominik, Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes, Ron Howard, Edward Zwick, Norman Jewison, M. Night Shyamalan, Paul Haggis, John Sayles and David Mamet all utilizing his exceptional talents behind the camera. And certainly we're big fans. Deakins provided our "Best Shot Of The Year" from Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners" (and he'll be reteaming with the director on "Sicario"), and we took the time to highlight his 5 Best Films. And today we have another way to appreciate the cinematographer.

DP Roger Deakins Will Shoot Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Sicario’ & Hopefully The Coen Brothers’ ‘Hail Caesar’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 24, 2014 11:02 AM
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Prisoners
“Don’t be surprised when [Rodger Deakins] or [Nicolas Bolduc] pops up for one of these upcoming projects,” we wrote in April. Of course we were talking about Denis Villeneuve and his two upcoming films, the crime film “Sicario” starring Emily Blunt and the sci-fi film “The Story Of Your Life” starring Amy Adams (the latter, a project Paramount bought the rights for recently at Cannes for a record $20 million).

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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2046
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.

Roger Deakins Will Not Return To Make 'Bond 24' Look Gorgeous

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2014 4:27 PM
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"Skyfall" set the Bond bar incredibly high, with the film becoming the first billion dollar box office earner in the history of the franchise, and it looks like one of the key ingredients to its success is moving on. We'll let Kristopher Tapley let you know himself via the following tweet:

'The Grandmaster,' 'Gravity, '12 Years A Slave' & More Earn ASC Nominations, No 'Wolf' Or 'Hustle'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2014 11:47 AM
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Emmanuel Lubezki
With just over a week to go until the Oscar nominations, the guilds continue to honor their colleagues with the PGA, WGA and DGA nominations all handed out over the last seven days or so. And now another groups has revealed their honorees.

'Prisoners' Director Denis Villeneuve’s Discusses Our "Best Shot Of The Year"

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 20, 2013 11:00 AM
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Prisoners
Written by Aaron Guzikowski, “Prisoners” is a dark crime drama about revenge, sin and the pond-drop ripples of violence. It is also, thanks to cinematography giant Roger Deakins, one of the most evocatively shot films of 2013, and features the single shot that we deemed our favorite of 2013 — the "Tree Shot," for want of a more descriptive name, that tells us nothing at all and everything we need all at once.

'Prisoners' Cinematographer Roger Deakins' Top 5 Films

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 18, 2013 3:41 PM
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Roger Deakins' Top 5 Films
Denis Villenueve's brilliantly unnerving "Prisoners" is being sold primarily based on the star wattage of its cast, which includes Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, Maria Bellow, Terrence Howard, and Paul Dano, and its gripping, worst-fear-realized setup, involving the mysterious abduction of two young girls (read our review here). But "Prisoners" packs a secret weapon every bit as powerful as Wolverine looking for his missing daughter: the work of cinematographer Roger Deakins. With "Prisoners," Deakins pushes his love of source lighting to wild extremes: a candlelight vigil turns into a field of starry bulbs, a captive's face is illuminated solely by the light that seeps in through a small hole, and ashy snowflakes are only visible due to headlights and the spinning lights of a police car. Deakins' work is deeply beautiful, moody stuff (some subtle camera moves also stand-out as best-of-year material too), intrinsic to the movie's oppressively moody atmosphere.

Over 30 New Photos From Telluride Hit 'Prisoners' Starring Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 3, 2013 3:02 PM
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Prisoners
While there's only a handful of reviews in at the moment, Warner Bros.' abduction crime drama "Prisoners" currently stands at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and 95% on Metacritic. Yes, those grades will surely drop when more reviews come in but this is the shorthand, easy way of saying "Prisoners," starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, was very well-received when it premiered at the Telluride Film Festival this past weekend. If anything the early buzz indicates that those grades may not drastically change, "Prisoners" already seems well loved.

Interview: ‘Croods’ Directors Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders Talk The Differences Between DreamWorks And Pixar, Working With Roger Deakins & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • March 25, 2013 11:59 AM
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This weekend, DreamWorks Animation’s new feature “The Croods” was unleashed in theaters nationwide. A zippy, prehistoric-set riff on the family-road-trip comedy, it features a clan of cavemen (and, it should be noted, cavewomen) who are forced to evolve after cataclysmic events threaten their way of life. It’s easily one of the most visually inventive and genuinely heartfelt movies to come out of DreamWorks Animation, and we were lucky enough to speak to Kirk DeMicco and Chris Sanders, co-directors of “The Croods,” about the development of the movie, the differences between DreamWorks Animation and Pixar, who their favorite cinematic cavemen are, how Guillermo del Toro and Roger Deakins helped, and why they utilized Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” in the score.

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