About Peter Tonguette
Peter Tonguette is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Sight & Sound, Film Comment and Cineaste. He can be reached at tonguetteauthor2@aol.com.

Lucinda Margolis on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

October 4, 2018

As a technical director specializing in entertainment events and game shows, Lucinda Margolis spends the better part of her days seated in front of television monitors. Earlier this year, however, when she and her husband moved into a new home, it took them about a month to plug in their own TV set. […]

Christy Richmond on ‘My Life’

September 1, 2018

Over the course of her long and accomplished career, assistant editor Christy Richmond has attended her share of screenings for studio executives. Sometimes, the higher-ups respond favorably; other times, their reactions are less than what the filmmakers might have expected. […]

Clare Knight on ‘Kung Fu Panda’

August 17, 2018

As a youth in Dublin, Ireland, Clare Knight (née De Chenu), ACE, had a decidedly artistic bent. The daughter of a stage actor-turned-architect and a schoolteacher, she dreamt of becoming an artist. […]

Alan Meyerson on ‘The Thin Red Line’

July 5, 2018

Meyerson momentarily stopped thinking of scores like songs for one of his most personally significant projects: writer-director Terrence Malick’s World War II drama ‘The Thin Red Line,’ released by 20th Century Fox in December 1998. […]

Robert “Bubba” Nichols on ‘Top Gun’

June 12, 2018

To hear Robert “Bubba” Nichols describe it, working as a recordist sounds a little like serving as a fighter pilot. Okay, okay — pilots operate under life-and-death pressures in the air, while recordists toil under far less challenging conditions on a re-recording stage. […]

Steve Maslow on ‘The Last Waltz’

May 2, 2018

In ‘The Last Waltz,’ released by United Artists 40 years ago in April 1978, director Martin Scorsese trained his cameras on what was intended to be the last concert of the Band at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. […]

Doug Soesbe on ‘Meet the Parents’

April 6, 2018

‘Meet the Parents’ began life as a low-budget 1992 film of the same title. Through the years, assorted A-list directors flirted with the project without proceeding. […]

Jon Johnson on ‘Breakdown’

March 2, 2018

You might call Jonathan Mostow’s action thriller ‘Breakdown’ a cautionary road movie. The 1997 Paramount Pictures release centers on a car trip that takes an unexpected detour. […]

Stephanie Lowry on ‘61*’

February 16, 2018

Even if she was not a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, music editor Stephanie Lowry would have been proud of having worked on the made-for-television movie ’61*.’ […]

John Bloom on ‘Who’ll Stop the Rain?’

January 11, 2018

In the early 1960s, when he first met director Karel Reisz, editor John Bloom already knew his way around a cutting room. By then, the London-born editor had risen through the ranks as an assistant editor to cut several films solo. […]

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