Following the world premiere screening of Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, three of the industry’s most legendary and decorated sound designers will come together in conversation to discuss the art and craft of sound design. Oscar winner Walter Murch created indelible soundscapes on such films as The Conversation, The Godfather and The English Patient, winning three Academy Awards® including for his work on Apocalypse Now, where he coined the term “sound designer.” Ben Burtt transported audiences to a galaxy far, far away, winning Academy Awards® for his masterful sound work on such films as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Gary Rydstrom created visionary sound designs on such iconic films as Jurassic Park, Toy Story, Titanic, and Saving Private Ryan, and has won a total of seven Academy Awards® and two Career Achievement Awards. Join these illustrious sound designers as … [Read more...] about Martin Scorsese, Guillermo del Toro, Jennifer Lawrence announced for Tribeca Film Festival’s talks lineup
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Related Story Warning For U.S. Seen In Director Petra Costa’s Oscar-Contending Documentary ‘The Edge of Democracy’ “It’s her first time. It’s the team’s first time. So I get to witness their excitement and be excited with them,” Natasegara tells Deadline. “It’s been a very, very long road with this film, and I don’t know that we ever thought it would get this far.” … [Read more...] about ‘The Edge Of Democracy’ Producer Joanna Natasegara On Film’s “Long, Long Road” To The Oscars
Citing an expanded voting pool and modest increases in percentages of female and minority voters, King asks – and answers – “Has there been progress in the film community? Yes, some. I’m old enough to remember when there were only a handful of African American directors and about the only female director in Hollywood was Ida Lupino…” … [Read more...] about Stephen King On Oscar Diversity: Awards Game “Rigged In Favor Of The White Folks”
“Some of my favorite sequences in the film, I give Jody full credit for seeing in ways I never could have. Especially long tracking shots, with so many layers of activity that tell the quiet emotional story that I envisioned. The scene where Lloyd crosses through the studio watching the filming of the episode of the Neighborhood with Lady Aberlin, and then he watches Tom puppeteering Daniel from behind the clock is all Jody…. It’s one of the most technically difficult sequences of the whole film and it seems effortless. It floats. It sings. I feel audiences carried away by this sequence and am in awe of it every time. It’s emotionally grounded, gorgeously photographed, and never betrays the truth of the characters in their journey.” … [Read more...] about Charlize Theron, Greta Gerwig, more on the behind-the-scenes artists that made their Oscar movies shine
Critics particularly deplored the low representation of women and people of color in key Academy categories, citing the sole acting nomination for a person of color (“Harriet” lead actress Cynthia Erivo) and the fact that female directors again struck out in the top Oscar category for their craft. Gerwig, a previous directing nominee for “Lady Bird,” was considered a possibility for another nom, along with Wang, though realistically speaking, neither secured key precursor recognition during the lead up to the Oscar nomination announcement. When there are nine best picture nominees and five directing slots, some directors whose films received a best pic nom are inevitably going to miss out. … [Read more...] about Will Oscar Voters Make History This Year or Reward Familiar Faces?