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NebraskaA little while back, I shared an ASC podcast that featured Nebraska cinematographer Phedon Papamichael. In that interview, Papamichael talked about many of the cinematic techniques behind the well-received Alexander Payne road movie. For those of you who love to hear cinematographers talk about their work and the theory behind it, you’ve probably seen many of the fantastic interviews that Cinefii puts together. Well, dear cinematography geeks, the fine folks at Cinefii have done it again, as they’ve just put out an extended interview with Phedon Papamichael in which he reveals even more of the techniques that he used to bring Nebraska to life. More »

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The GrandmasterWhat qualifies as great cinematography to you? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have certainly run the gamut in their nominations for Best Cinematography; the group of honored films consists of a diverse selection of stories told by some of the most talented DPs of our time, which makes one wonder — what does the “best” cinematography look like anyway? Fandor has put together yet another compilation of footage from this year’s Oscar nominees in cinematography in an effort to dissect, break down, and study each of their visual artistry. More »

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Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Oscar nominated screenplaysThe nominations for the 2014 Oscars came out earlier today. Over the past several months, we have been sharing screenplays that you can download legally for free for your consideration. After today’s announcement, you can now download and read 6 of the Oscar-nominated screenplays for this year’s awards (and we wouldn’t be surprised to find more contenders making their screenplays available online in the coming weeks, so stay tuned). For now, check out the list below of screenplays up for Oscar gold, now available for your consideration. We’ve also got the full list of Academy nods below. More »

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Nebraska Black and WhiteI’m a sucker for good black and white cinematography. For that reason, 2013 was a fantastic year. We were given a slew of unique independent films shot in black and white, from Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing to Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha. While these films have wonderful aesthetics, perhaps the most gorgeous black and white cinematography of the year came from Phedon Papamichael’s efforts on Alexander Payne’s most recent flick, Nebraska. Papamichael recently sat down for an interview on the ASC Podcast in which he talks extensively about the processes and intricacies of black and white cinematography in the digital age. More »

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Nebraska screenplayAs the number of days on the calendar dwindles, the number of screenplays available for your consideration grows. Paramount has made their first award-contending screenplay available: Nebraska. And The Weinstein Company is ramping up its formidable awards season machine with the release of two more screenplays: Philomena and August: Osage County. Check out the trailers for each film and links to the screenplays for free, legal download below. More »

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A projection taken the official poster of the 66th Cannes Film Festival is pictured during a news conference to announce the competing films at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Paris The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival looks more like a dream than a selection of films. Packed with work from Oscar winners like Joel and Ethan Coen, Roman Polanski, and Asghar Farhadi, this year’s festival is set to amaze. Of the 20 films, 5 are from the U.S., and lucky for us, 2 of those U.S. films — Alexander Payne’s Nebraska and Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive – have released clips giving you a sneak peek just in time for Cannes’ opening day. More »