Raymond Clayton Thomas

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In Depth with 'Atlanta' DP Christian Sprenger: How He Switched Up the Mood in Season Two

Controlling light and creating shadows established the mood for <i>Atlanta</i> Season Two.<i></i> Here's a scene-by-scene breakdown. <i>[Writer's Note: This article</i> …

Cinematography

‘Twin Peaks’: Mark Frost Takes Us Inside the Four-Year Process of Writing a 500-Page Script Over Skype With David Lynch

From the initial inspiration to the conclusion of Agent Cooper's Odyssey, a look at the novel-like writing collaboration that became "Twin Peaks: The …

TV

The Mathematical Editing of Sergio Leone's 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly'

Unless you're watching a film critically, it's easy to get swept away by the story. Even then, it's difficult to pick up on the many storytelling …

Haruomi Hosono Reissue Series Announced

Haruomi Hosono, the Japanese music icon who played in Yellow Magic Orchestra and Happy End, is getting the reissue treatment from Light in the Attic. Five of his albums are getting reissued for the first time outside of Japan. <i>Paraiso</i> (1978), <i>Philharmony</i> (1982), and <i>omni Sight Seeing</i> (1989) are out …

This is How World-Class DP Robby Müller Lights a Scene: A Step by Step Masterclass

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall as a world-class cinematographer set up a shot? (Who hasn't, right?)<p>Well, now you can be! In this video …

‘The Tree of Life’ Is Coming to the Criterion Collection With 50 Minutes of New Footage

A theatrical release isn't out of the question.<p>Seven years after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes, “The Tree of Life” continues to grow. Variety …

McElwee’s Confessions

<i>A meditation on the possibility of autobiographical art in America during an era of social media narcissism</i><p>Certain works of art have an occult way of …

Stanley Kubrick’s Favorite Movies: See 90 of His Top Picks

Stanley Kubrick’s films evoke a diverse range of influences, which is no surprise given that he was a voracious cinephile during his life. Thanks to …

Barry Jenkins Names His 10 Favorite Film Scores: ‘Sicario,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ and More

Mica Levi, Cliff Martinez, and Alexandre Desplat are all included on Jenkins' list.<p>Love the film scores for “Jackie” and “Gone Girl”? You’re not …

The 'Unspeakably Disgusting' Way Stanley Kubrick Created 2001: A Space Odyssey's Trippiest Scene

Today is the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s landmark masterpiece <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>, and to celebrate the iconic scifi film we have an …

Stanley Kubrick

Go Behind the Scenes of One of the Most Iconic Scenes in Film History

The crop duster scene from "North by Northwest" is one of the most iconic in cinema history, quoted and talked about endlessly in the last …

Cary Grant

Hitchcock’s Final Days

By David Freeman<i>Esquire</i>, April 1982<p>From December 1978 to May 1979, Alfred Hitchcock and I collaborated on a script. I was the last screenwriter to …

Best Picture Winner Posters: Every Movie to Win an Academy Award

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Posters

The Weirdest, Most Wonderful 2001: A Space Odyssey Secrets in the Stanley Kubrick Archive

A deep dive reveals all sorts of fascinating tidbits about the classic sci-fi film, from Vogue’s tie-in space pants to Kubrick’s most passive-aggressive communiqués.<p>While researching a piece for <i>Vanity Fair</i>’s 2018 Hollywood Issue on the making of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>—the …

Greta Gerwig Reveals the ‘Dunkirk’ Scene That Made Her Cry and More of Her Favorite Moments From Oscar Nominees

Don't get Gerwig started on the naked embrace between Sally Hawkins and the fish creature in "The Shape of Water."<p>Greta Gerwig knows a thing or two …

Film Festivals

Behind the Scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Strangest Blockbuster in Hollywood History

Despite delays, maxed-out budgets, radical re-writes, and some early bad reviews, Stanley Kubrick’s outer-space epic went on to set records and propel a generation of cinema lovers—a big gamble of a movie that still resonates 50 years later.<p>Stanley Kubrick’s <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> took more than four …

Guillermo del Toro’s Guide to the Collection

Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro shares heartfelt appreciations for eleven of his favorite films in the collection. Read More

Audrey Hepburn

Frank Ocean and Xavier Dolan Interview Timothée Chalamet About High School, Intimacy, and the Future

The youngest Best Actor Oscar nominee in decades sits down with two of his biggest idols as part of this months' V Man cover story.<p>When Timothée …

The 50 Best Garage Rock Albums of All Time

I wasn’t alive in 1966, so I can only imagine what it must have been like for a music fan—or better yet, a budding musician—as the energy of …

Jack White

A Closer Look at the Sets of New Film Call Me By Your Name

Luca Guadagnino’s newest endeavour is a tribute both to first love and to the Italian countryside. Giulio Ghirardi investigates<p><b>Luca Guadagnino</b> is …

Call Me by Your Name

DP Rachel Morrison on Mudbound, Her Ideal Extinct Film Stock and Using Waveform Monitors

In Mudbound, a friendship between two returning soldiers – one white (Garrett Hedlund) and one black (Jason Mitchell) – sets a pair of neighboring …

How Aspect Ratio Adds Meaning to Movies

If you've ever streamed a movie and not seen the black bars on the screen, you're probably watching it wrong. When some providers change the aspect …

Cinematographer Roundtable: 6 Pros on Happy Accidents and Being "Fed Up" With the Film-vs.-Digital Debate

The lensing experts behind 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Dunkirk,' 'Mudbound,' 'The Post,' 'Roman J. Israel, Esq.,' 'The Shape of Water' and 'Suburbicon' …

Cinematography

100 Documentaries Every Guy Must See

Documentaries are created to open the viewers’ eyes to certain issues, most of the time controversial. Sometimes, they are filmed to preserve …

Hear Kurt Cobain’s 50 Favorite Albums: A 38 Hour Playlist Featuring Lead Belly, David Bowie, Public Enemy, The Breeders & More

Several years ago, we featured a list Kurt Cobain made of his top 50 albums, which appeared in his journals, published in 2002. It’s mostly a typical …

David Bowie

Punk's Most Influential Albums

20 Albums You Should Own<p>Some punk albums are influential; some are innovative. Here, in no uncertain terms, are 20 of the albums that span that gap. …

Indie Music

12 Films That Have 'Perfect' Cinematography (According to Over 60 Critics)

What makes a cinematographer's work — the shaping of light, the framing of a shot, the movement of a camera — perfect?<p>Is it the way a DP uses the …

Eli Wallach almost got killed three times during the filming of Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

The heyday of the Spaghetti Western films did not last all that long, but they made a big impact. Western-set films directed by Italians, they found …

Debate over Ken Burns’ Civil War doc continues over decades

<b>By Hillel Italie | Associated Press</b><p>NEW YORK (AP) — From the time it aired nearly 30 years ago, Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary has been a popular …

The Top 10 Favorite Films of Legendary Director Andrei Tarkovsky

Back in 1972, world-renowned director Andrei Tarkovsky sat down with film critic Leonid Kozlov around the same time as the release of his 5th feature …