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March 6, 2018

With the 2018 Oscar winners’ statuettes now proudly on display on their mantlepieces, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ surplus carefully stowed away for another year, it’s time to take a look at how the 90th annual awards fit into post-production history. […]

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. […]

Celebrity Crush

February 16, 2018

In ‘The King of Comedy’ (1983), directed by Martin Scorsese from Newsweek film critic Paul D. Zimmerman’s script, fledgling comic Rupert Pupkin wants to be a star. Obsessed with celebrity itself, he emerges from the subculture of fandom to take a shot at fame by kidnapping late night talk show host Jerry Langford. […]

Terrence Malick’s ‘Days of Heaven’

February 16, 2018

October 1978. A weekday afternoon in Manhattan. I stumble into daylight, having just experienced something which has so floored me that I’m numb, twisted around, and can’t remember which subway takes me back downtown — so I start walking, trying to make sense of what I’d just seen. […]

Disney’s Deus Ex Machine Shop

December 8, 2017

In the early days of the motion picture industry, progress often required that new technologies be innovated by a studio that was advancing the art of cinema. […]

Deconstructing Woody

December 8, 2017

The year was 1976. The place was the New York brownstone of editor Ralph Rosenblum, ACE. And the film was Woody Allen’s Annie Hall, released the following year to wide acclaim and four Oscar wins. One day after work, Allen and Susan E. Morse, ACE — later his main editor, then an assistant editor — found themselves leaving the cutting room at about the same time. […]

‘October’ Surprise
The Revolution Will Be Edited

December 8, 2017

After 90 years, the premiere of Sergei Eisenstein’s October on November 7, 1927 at Leningrad’s Bolshoi Theatre still endures as the most famous screening of an unparalleled motion picture epic that was never shown publicly in its entirety. […]

Tom Foligno on ‘The Aviator’

December 8, 2017

In 2004, after spending a decade working with Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE, assistant editor Tom Foligno finally got his first chance to be an editor. It wasn’t in the cutting room, however, but on the big screen. […]

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