2015 Academy Award Nominations.

Aaaaaaaaaand this year’s nominees for Best Cinematography are:

  • Emmanuel Lubezki — Birdman

  • Robert Yeoman – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Check also this Trailer Deconstruction: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel via The Playlist.

  • Lukasz Zal & Ryszard Lenczewski — Ida

  • Dick Pope — Mr Turner

  • Roger Deakins — Unbroken

Check also an exclusive interview with Angelina Jolie, Unbroken’s director.



Wes Anderson’s Top 10 Movies, and the Color Trilogy.

I recently read an article where Wes Anderson picked his 10 favorites movies from the Criterion Collection. Guillermo del Toro does the same here. Some of their picks are “Pigs and Battleships“, “The Insect Woman“, and “Kuroneko.” Clearly, I have a LOT of movie watching to do this Summer.

I will also be reading the latest Criterion’s Film Essays. The one about Krzysztof Kie?lowski’sthree colors trilogy“;  Blue (1993), White (1993), and Red (1994) is simply spectacular. (more…)



Wes Anderson, on top.

Just like “trunk shots” are Quentin Tarantino’s visual trade­mark, using a high-angle for the camera, and pointing it straight down seems to be Wes Anderson’s fetish. Check this out.

This is yet another of the many differences between the two great directors. If you are aware of other directors’ trademarks, please send them our way.