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Robert Yeoman Looks Back on Filming Six Wes Anderson Films: ‘We Always Find a Way of Pulling it Off’

Robert Yeoman Looks Back on Filming Six Wes Anderson Films: ‘We Always Find a Way of Pulling it Off’
If you consider yourself a Wes Anderson, then you’re also a Robert Yeoman fan by default. The cinematographer has been behind the camera for every live-action movie Anderson has ever shot, from his directorial debut “Bottle Rocket” through his three-time Oscar winner “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and he has thus helped Anderson hone and perfect his beloved directing style. The Telegraph recently spoke with Yeoman about shooting six Anderson films, and the Dp was eager to share set stories from each film.

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“So many times he would say to me, ‘Oh, this is the kind of shot I’m looking for,’ and I’ll think to myself, ‘How am I going to do that?’ and it’s impossible!” Yeoman told The Telegraph about working with Anderson. “But we always find a way of doing it, and that’s a big
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As Industry Awards Move Forward, ‘The Shape of Water’ Takes the Lead

As Industry Awards Move Forward, ‘The Shape of Water’ Takes the Lead
The new year has brought the usual wave of guilds and industry groups weighing in on the year’s best work. Editors, art directors, casting directors, writers, makeup artists, and now, producers, have all chimed in this week, with cinematographers, sound mixers, visual effects artists, and directors still to come.

And pay attention. This is momentum week, as Oscar voters receive ballots Friday and will vote for a single pressure-cooked week. It will be pencils down on Jan. 12.

The December circuit made it clear what film is the critical darling of the year: Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” which has claimed 12 best picture prizes so far. But “critics don’t vote for Oscars” is always an important mantra this time of year. Conversely, the guilds have crossover membership with the film Academy, so it’s worth taking serious note of their choices.

At this point, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” has reaped the most
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Tye Sheridan And Mark Rylance Star In The Fantastic Trailer For Ready Player One

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the Oasis, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

As you watch the first trailer, be on the listen for a Back To The Future flourish.
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Enter a Competitive Virtual Reality Universe in the Official Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

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Virtual reality isn't just an escape f0r Wade Watts, it's a chance for a better real life. Following its infectiously fun trailer debut at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, the official trailer for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (based on the book of the same name by Ernest Cline) has been released by Warner Bros., giving viewers the chance to rock out to Van Halen's "Jump."

"From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person
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Marvel & Stitcher team for ‘Wolverine: The Long Night’ scripted podcast

Marvel New Media and podcast listening service/content network Stitcher have announced they’re teaming up for Wolverine: The Long Night, the first-ever Marvel scripted podcast, launching in spring 2018. The 10-episode series will be available exclusively on Stitcher Premium until fall 2018, when it will see a wide release across all podcast platforms.

The show’s cast includes notable actors Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Scott Adsit (30 Rock), Bob Balaban (Moonrise Kingdom) and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Mr. Robot). Also cast in the series are actors Zoe Chao, Chaske Spencer, Jordan Bridges, David Call, Michael J. Burg and Lannon Killia. Chris Gethard, host of the popular Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People podcast, also will make a cameo appearance.

Wolverine: The Long Night follows agents Sally Pierce (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh) as they arrive in the fictional town of Burns, Alaska, to investigate a series of murders and quickly discover the
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Marvel is Launching a Scripted Wolverine Podcast With Richard Armitage as Logan

Marvel has announced that they are launching a new scripted murder mystery podcast called Wolverine: The Long Night and Wolverine will be played by The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage. The series is being scripted by podcast writer Ben Percy and it's described as a blend of programs such as Serial, S-Town, True Detective, and Unforgiven. Percy explains:

“If you look at the success of Serial and S-Town, it has everything to do I think with their investigative formats, the way the listeners become complicit in the narrative. They’re co-authors, they’re literary detectives, because they’re piecing together the clues alongside the reporters, and I wanted to take a similar approach to that.”

As far as the story goes, it will follow two agents, "Sally Pierce (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh), who arrive in the fictional town of Burns, Alaska, to investigate a series of murders. The
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Production Designer Adam Stockhausen on Building Wes Anderson’s Worlds

Production Designer Adam Stockhausen on Building Wes Anderson’s Worlds
Production designer Adam Stockhausen, known for creating much of the fantastical look of Wes Anderson films such as “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Grand Budapest Hotel,” for which he won the Oscar, says he derives much of his inspiration from intensive research.

Working closely with Anderson, Stockhausen most recently designed the upcoming “Isle of Dogs” while also creating the look of adventures inside a video game for Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi actioner “Ready Player One.”

Stockhausen, also known for Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” and Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” for which he was Oscar-nommed, has achieved a notably quick rise from theater work in New York through his film debut in 2004, working for production designer Mark Friedberg on the surreal “Synecdoche, New York” by Charlie Kaufman.

The old-fashioned stop-motion look of “Isle of Dogs” is already generating buzz.

It’s an amazing story. I’m so excited for it to come along. The actors
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‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Production Designer Adam Stockhausen to Be Feted at Camerimage

‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Production Designer Adam Stockhausen to Be Feted at Camerimage
Poland’s Camerimage cinematography fest will be honoring Adam Stockhausen with its prize for production designer with unique visual sensitivity, organizers have announced.

The creative force behind the look of Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York” and Kevin Macdonald’s “State of Play,” Stockhausen won an Oscar for his production design on Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and was nominated two more times, for Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” and Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”

Stockhausen’s work will be seen next year in McQueen’s “Widows,” a thriller about four women who have to take over a heist when their husbands are killed, and in Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated pic “Isle of Dogs,” and Spielberg’s sci-fi action adventure “Ready Player One.”

Stockhausen developed his distinctive style with genre films including Josh Gordon and Will Speck’s “The Switch” and Wes Craven’s “Scream 4,” and made his
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‘Darkest Hour’ Gets Endorsed by Churchill Family, Experts

‘Darkest Hour’ Gets Endorsed by Churchill Family, Experts
Darkest Hour” is getting some key endorsements as it revs up its awards season campaign.

The historical drama about Winston Churchill’s efforts to rally the British people in the bleakest days of World War II has been embraced by members of the prime minister’s family and by Churchill experts. They believe that the film, with a few dramatic embellishments, is a good faith effort to capture a vital period in Chuchill’s prime ministership — a time when he was being pressured to sign a peace agreement with Adolf Hitler and did not yet have the popular and political support he needed to wage the war.

“My take is overwhelmingly positive,” says Michael Bishop, executive director of the International Churchill Society and the director of the National Churchill Library at George Washington University. “It’s a great opportunity to spark renewed interest in Churchill.”

Darkest Hour” is backed by Focus Features, the indie label
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The Wes Anderson-Inspired Airbnb Costs Around $200 Per Night, So Book a Trip to Ontario Asap

The Wes Anderson-Inspired Airbnb Costs Around $200 Per Night, So Book a Trip to Ontario Asap
Wes Anderson fans traveling to Ontario, Canada have a new destination where they need to stay. Introducing Mr. Anderson’s House, a two-bedroom Airbnb house located in Prince Edward County where every single room is devoted to a different Wes Anderson movie. The house is listed at approximately $186 per weeknight and $206 per weekend night and comes with free wi-fi. The home sleeps four people and has ample backyard space, including a fenced-in yard, a large deck, and a BBQ.

Read More:Wes Anderson Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

The official Airbnb description for the home reads: “Each room in this home is themed after a different film in director Wes Anderson’s repertoire, some more subtly than others. This house is a love letter to him, and an ever-evolving design project. Mr. Anderson’s House is a century home in the wine and culture-rich County of Prince Edward. It
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Yes, Summer Box Office Was Bad — and Here’s 6 Reasons Why the Worst is Yet to Come

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Yes, Summer Box Office Was Bad — and Here’s 6 Reasons Why the Worst is Yet to Come
The summer movie season is almost over, and will total about $3.875 billion in North America. That’s a 13 percent drop from last summer; adjusted to the number of tickets sold, it’s the lowest summer in at least 20 years. And when you consider population growth, it’s even worse.

The losers here are the theaters. But for the studios, it validated their decision to make movies that consider the international audience first — which means for domestic theaters, there’s even more bad news to come.

Here’s what we learned on summer vacation:

Yes, there will be more sequels.

In North America, we’re getting sick of sequels — not that it matters. A summer sequel still sees easy entry into the $100 million club, thanks to overseas audiences. “Despicable Me 3” is the #1 film in foreign and worldwide totals, but stands as only #4 in the U.S./Canada. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
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Join Focus Features to Celebrate 15 Years With a Screening of Cary Fukunaga’s ‘Sin Nombre’

Join Focus Features to Celebrate 15 Years With a Screening of Cary Fukunaga’s ‘Sin Nombre’
Before the first sensational season of “True Detective,” director Cary Fukunaga became a major discovery in the independent film scene with his debut feature “Sin Nombre,” a 2009 Mexican-American thriller produced by Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal. “Sin Nombre” tells dual stories of a young Honduran girl, Sayra, who is trying to emigrate into the United States, as well as a young boy nicknamed El Casper, who is caught up in gang violence, and longs to escape.

Sin Nombre” premiered to much acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009, with Fukunaga winning the festival’s Directing Award, and Adriano Goldman picking up the Excellence in Cinematography award.

The film was released by Focus Features, and to commemorate the indie distributor’s 15th anniversary, the company is bringing “Sin Nombre” back to the big screen in New York this month, with a special event co-hosted by IndieWire.

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Who are the contemporary Masters of Cinema?

Anghus Houvouras on the contemporary Masters of Cinema…

Sometimes a good movie conversation can lead you to interesting places. Take the discussion around the wildly overpraised Baby Driver; a good movie that’s being called a ‘masterpiece’ (it’s not). During the discussion my friend Simon Columb posted this on Twitter:

Edgar Wright ain't no "master". Bloomin' eck pic.twitter.com/4HJzn2sS8X

— Simon Columb (@screeninsight) July 2, 2017

I love Edgar Wright. I’ve watched the entire catalog of his work many, many times. Hell, I’ve watched the two series of Spaced At Least a dozen times. The man has an amazing sense of style and kinetic storytelling that feels uniquely his own. But even with a gun to my head I would not list him among the modern contemporary masters of cinema (even one that shoots cars). But, thanks to that hyperbolic burst of circle-jerk fandom, a thought came to mind?
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Exclusive: Celebrate 15 Years of Focus Features with a Poster by Christopher DeLorenzo

2017 marks the 15th anniversary of indie studio Focus Features. To celebrate, the studio is putting together “Focus 15”, a collection of throwback screenings that will highlight some of Focus’ most successful films including Moonrise Kingdom, Brokeback Mountain, Milk, Pride & Prejudice, Shaun of the Dead, Burn After Reading, and more. These screening series will be held in Los Angeles, New York, and London. Click here to find out where and when the films will be showing and how to get tickets. Additionally, “Limited-edition vinyl records of classic cuts from Focus movies’ soundtracks are being pressed, and limited edition …
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Focus Features 15th Anniversary: Enter to Win New Posters For ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ ‘Lost in Translation’ and More

Focus Features is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year with the Focus 15 initiative, which will bring some of their most beloved titles back to the big screen this summer in theaters all around the world. The celebration kicked off at Cannes last month, where the company premiered “The Beguiled” in competition (Sofia Coppola went on to win Best Director), and it continues this month at the Los Angeles Film Festival with screenings of “Lost in the Translation,” “Moonrise Kingdom” and “The Kids Are All Right.”

Read More: Focus Features Celebrates ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ ‘Lost in Translation’ and More in Retrospective Supercut — Watch

The entire Focus 15 screening schedule can be found by clicking here, and you can sign up with your email to get live updates and more details about the 15th anniversary celebration. Over the past 15 years, Focus Features movies have garnered 105 Academy Award nominations and won 21 Oscars, which means you
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Slack Bay Review

Author: Stefan Pape

Bruno Dumont has been behind several profound, bleak dramas across his career, culminating in his most recent directorial outing Camille Claudel 1915. Yet the Frenchman now returns to the silver screen with a playful, farcical endeavour that is stylistic in a comparable way to the films of Wes Anderson. But fear not, the filmmaker maintains his dark edge, similarly, in that regard, to British sitcom The League of Gentleman. Though a hybrid between the two, it’s hard not to feel such a description oversells this endeavour somewhat, as while an indelible cinematic experience, it’s undoubtedly a flawed one.

Set in the summer of 1910, we delve into the lives of two socially contrasting families in a small beachside resort. There are the affluent, extravagant Van Peteghem’s, a group of degenerates visiting their holiday home, with André (Fabrice Luchini) and Aude (Juliette Binoche) getting unwittingly caught
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Focus Features to Launch 15th Anniversary Screenings in New York, Los Angeles

Focus Features to Launch 15th Anniversary Screenings in New York, Los Angeles
Focus Features will celebrate its 15th anniversary with open-air screenings in July at Rooftop Cinema Club locations in Los Angeles and New York as part of its Focus 15 initiative.

The Los Angeles locations are the Montalbán Theater in Hollywood and Level in downtown. New York locations are Yotel New York in Manhattan, and OfficeOps in Brooklyn. The Focus 15 initiative also includes a London retrospective in July.

Montalbán screenings include “Brick,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Theory of Everything,” “Hanna,” “Eastern Promises,” “Pride & Prejudice” and “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.” Level screenings include “Sin Nombre,” “The Constant Gardener,” “The Pianist,” “Beginners,” “Far from Heaven,” “In Bruges,” “Atonement” and “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Scheduled to screen at Rooftop Cinema Club at Yotel in New York are “Brokeback Mountain,” “Burn After Reading,” “Atonement,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Theory of Everything,” “The Constant Gardener,” “The Pianist,” and “Pride & Prejudice.”

Titles playing at OfficeOps in New York are “Milk,” “The Place Beyond the Pines,
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How History’s Greatest Paintings Inspired 39 Amazing Movie Shots — Watch

How History’s Greatest Paintings Inspired 39 Amazing Movie Shots — Watch
Last year, Vimeo user Vugar Efendi published a side-by-side supercut entitled “Film Meets Art.” The goal was simple – to show how great paintings inspired some of the best shots in cinema – and the result was a rather beautiful side-by-side study of just how painterly filmmaking can be.

The first installment put Thomas Gainsborough’s “Boy in Blue” next to Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” and it showed how the works of American artist Andrew Wyeth rubbed off on Terrence Malick for “Days of Heaven.” The video proved popular enough that Efendi turned it into a series, which was just completed this month with the release of a third installment (via No Film School).

Read More: ‘Arrival’ Video Essay Examines How the Script Helps Us Further Understand Ourselves — Watch

“Film Meets Art III” features 16 more shots and their painterly origins (via No Film School). Movies included in this final go-around are “Moonrise Kingdom,
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Agnès Varda’s ‘Faces Places’ Cat Wins Palme de Whiskers at Cannes 2017

Agnès Varda’s ‘Faces Places’ Cat Wins Palme de Whiskers at Cannes 2017
The most prestigious award at the Cannes Film Festival every year is the Palme d’Or, which this year went to Ruben Östlund’s “The Square,” but no Cannes is complete without the presentation of the highly coveted Palme de Whiskers, awarded annually in recognition of the Best Feline Performance. This year’s prize went to Mimi, from Agnès Varda’s “Faces Places,” RogerEbert.com reports. The documentary also won the Golden Eye prize, which recognizes a documentary from across all of the festival’s sidebars.

Read More: The 2017 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival

The other award given by the Fffa (Feline Film Festivals Authority), the Kittycat Peace Prize, went to Baby, the kitten from “The Square.” The award was presented by Mrow, the Tehran street cat who won last year’s award for his performance in Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman.
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‘Long Strange Trip’ Gets Box Office Boost from Deadheads

‘Long Strange Trip’ Gets Box Office Boost from Deadheads
This Memorial Day weekend at the specialty box office is dominated by niche releases without much crossover theatrical appeal, often available for home viewing. The strongest performer: Sundance entry “Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead” (Abramorama), which opened in two cities, combining Thursday night event shows and full-week dates to overcome its four-hour running time.

While “The Tree of Life,” “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Before Midnight” all opened on this date, since 2013 top distributors have chosen not to launch major releases over the three-day holiday.

June will bring some top releases to flesh out a slow schedule, including Sofia Coppola’s Cannes success “The Beguiled” (Focus Features). Cannes competition films from Bong Joon Ho (“Okja”) and Noah Baumbach (“The Meyerowitz Stories”) will hit Netflix and select day-and-date theaters in June, and sometime after that, respectively.

Netflix scored front-page movie-section reviews for their Brad Pitt starrer “War Machine
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