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WATCH the First Trailer for Director Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken'

Director Angelina Jolie's third film "Unbroken" is a chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell), an Olympic runner taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II. Check out a preview for the film, which aired during the 2014 Sochi Olympics TV broadcast, here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 17, 2014 1:33 PM
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Talking Cinematography with Oscar Nominees Lubezki, Deakins, Delbonnel, Le Sourd and Papamichael

The Oscar nominees for best cinematography are not only filled with indelible images but they're all constructed around the common theme of survival, disconnect, and rebirth. I discuss the works with all five Oscar nominees: Philippe Le Sourd ("The Grandmaster"), Emmanuel (Chivo) Lubezki ("Gravity"), Bruno Delbonnel ("Inside Llewyn Davis"), Phedon Papamichael ("Nebraska"), and Roger Deakins ("Prisoners").
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • February 13, 2014 2:13 PM
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Famed Cinematographer Roger Deakins Talks Coens, Storytelling, 'Prisoners'

I spoke to British cinematographer Roger Deakins via Skype while he was filming Angelina Jolie's challenging new film "Unbroken" on the water in New Zealand. Deakins, who often collaborates with the Coen brothers, is a go-to cinematographer for many filmmakers and is revered by actors because he puts storytelling front and center.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 13, 2014 7:47 PM
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Cinematographers Pick Seven Feature Nominees; Which Will Make Final Oscar Five?

For my money, the sequence that lands "Inside Llewyn Davis" a cinematography Oscar nomination is on the Number One train, shot from the POV of the cat as subway stops flash by. Bruno Delbonnel is one of seven directors of photography selected by the American Society of Cinematographers to compete for their top motion picture honor.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 8, 2014 12:23 PM
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Cinematographer Roger Deakins' Handwritten List of Top 10 Films Includes Kubrick, Leone, Melville and More

Check out this handwritten list of 10 "Greatest Movies" by cinematographer Roger Deakins. Included are titles by Stanley Kubrick ("Dr. Strangelove"), Sergio Leone ("Once Upon a Time in the West"), Michelangelo Antonioni ("The Passenger") and Jean-Pierre Melville ("Le Samourai" and "Army of Shadows").
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 23, 2013 12:41 PM
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