In his new film Fury, writer-director David Ayer takes a break from depicting violent crime to re-create a different kind of violence — that of warfare, as experienced by a five-man Sherman tank crew of the Second Armored Division near the end of World War II. […]
In our family, movies were special events because most of our entertainment came from television. So I don’t remember seeing a lot of films, but there is one that holds a very special place in my heart. […]
Tom Rolf was a real professional, a man who knew his craft inside and out. He was all business in the cutting room. I remember that he would come in at 9:00 a.m., sit down, get right to work, and leave at 6:00 p.m. […]
In 1960, after college, the army, UCLA film school, paying my dues as a can-carrying apprentice and assisting (mostly on commercials, but also some documentaries and industrials), I received a call from the editor Peggy Lawson, who said, “Sidney needs an assistant; I’m recommending you.” […]
When sound designer/supervising sound editor Dane A. Davis, MPSE, attended the audience preview for The Matrix (1999), he — as well as directors Andy and Lana Wachowski (then known as the Wachowski Brothers) — had no idea what to expect. […]
Few people are privy to the secrets of filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s new science-fiction adventure Interstellar — and those who are aren’t talking. One person who knows Interstellar more intimately than most is editor Lee Smith, ACE, […]
It’s not surprising that director Christopher Nolan drove the sound to a greater extent than ever before on his first space adventure, Interstellar, opening November 7 through Paramount Pictures. That’s because it was pivotal that the organic nature of the aesthetic worked for soundscape and imagery alike.