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by Sabin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: 2018 Emmys
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: 2018 Emmys

Christian Sprenger is nominated for shooting GLOW and Atlanta this year. He was my classmate at Columbia College. I'm very happy for him. He's an incredibly nice guy.
by Sabin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2008
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Best Cinematography 2008

Greg wrote
Am I remembering correctly that you really did not care for Dev Patel?

If I didn't, I don't recall. I'm actually trying to think of an instance where I didn't think Dev Patel was the best thing about whatever he's been in.
by Sabin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2008
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Best Cinematography 2008

Don't have much time to recap the nominees, but this is the year that digital cinematography had its breakthrough (in Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire)... and nobody much cared. Sub in Roger Deakins for Revolutionary Road in place of Tom Stern for Changeling and you have the ASC nominees and ...
by Sabin
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Best Cinematography 2007

I'm going to be busy for the next few weeks so I won't have time to write the intros, which in a year like 2007 is just as well. Great year, great lineup. None of these nominees were really in doubt, which is pretty remarkable considering the number of heavy hitters past and future that sat on the s...
by Sabin
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2006
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Best Cinematography 2006

I'm going to be falling behind for the next couple of weeks if someone wants to do the next year.
by Sabin
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Robby Müller
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: R.I.P. Robby Müller

I'm surprised to learn that Robby Muller hadn't shot an entire feature since 24 Hour Party People. He's shot some shorts and segments, but for all intents and purposes it seems as though he's been retired for about sixteen years.
by Sabin
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2006
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Best Cinematography 2006

Mister Tee wrote Sabin's post makes me wonder two things, though: should we have been surprised the film didn't win with AMPAS, and why were we? The answer to the second part is easier: we thought Children of Men would win because it had won almost everything leading up -- not just ASC, but BAFTA (...
by Sabin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2006
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Best Cinematography 2006

The most interesting thing about this race, of course, is that zero Best Picture nominees were nominated, which was the first such occurrence. I’m not even sure a Best Picture nominee came close. Maybe Tom Stern from Letters from Iwo Jima (whom I think I predicted) but the ASC instead nominated Robe...
by Sabin
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3821

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

The older I get, the more I become a cheap date for comedies with strong pacing and visual innovation. Game Night starts off on such a sunny note with Max and Annie's winning meet cute that I never quite came down. It might be silly, inconsequential fluff but that doesn't mean it's lazy. There is a ...
by Sabin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2005
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Best Cinematography 2005

I wasted so much time writing Oscar predictions over the years with white elephant cinema like Memoirs of a Geisha as the film to beat, or Cold Mountain, or Enemy at the Gates (anyone?). If there is any consolation to our current state of blockbuster saturation, it’s that there is less time to waste...
by Sabin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3821

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

The Original BJ wrote It's interesting how different a movie environment Incredibles 2 is entering than its predecessor. Another way in which Incredibles 2 is in a different movie environment has less to do with superhero films and more to do with PIXAR. In 2004, PIXAR was in the middle of a fairly...
by Sabin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: 2018
Topic: The Official Review Thread of 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 3821

Re: The Official Review Thread of 2018

I have very little to say about The Incredibles 2, there is something entirely... not incredible about it. Part of it stems from the decision to launch this sequel immediately after the first one, but it can't help but come across as episodic. Fourteen years is a long time for something to feel like...
by Sabin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2004
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Best Cinematography 2004

The only interesting thing to say about this year was that this was the first year that the Academy faced pressure to nominate a film using digital cinematography. Dion Beebe and Paul Cameron received an ASC nomination for Michael Mann’s Collateral for its atmospheric LA nightscape. It’s not as thou...
by Sabin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 583
Views: 21639

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

So... that’s a key.

UPDATE: between that and the Supreme Court ruling about Ohio's voter purge, I'm scared.
by Sabin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: The 8th Decade
Topic: Best Cinematography 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 284

Best Cinematography 2003

Imagine for a moment that it’s Oscar morning and you discovery that In the Mood for Love got four major nominations? Or 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days? I may not love City of God, but I’m happy for the joy that it brought to those who loved that film and didn’t think it had a shot in hell. I can’t imagin...

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