‘Amelie’ tops list of decade’s best cinematography

Posted by · 10:00 am · June 29th, 2010

The folks at Movieline got their hands on a list of the top 50 films of the decade, from a cinematography standpoint, as laid out by voters at American Cinematographer magazine. Topping the list: Bruno Delbonnel’s work on “Amelie.” Delbonnel is a favorite among DPs. After all, “A Very Long Engagement” won him the ASC […]

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Searching for Oscar meaning in IMDb’s top 15 of the millennium

Posted by · 8:02 am · August 19th, 2009

Over at IMDb there is a new feature called “The Power of Film” (lofty title, that), which has listed out the top 15 films of the millennium as voted on by IMDB users, i.e., fans, the public, regular folks. The IMDb top 250 is an ever-changing mish-mash of high-,middle- and low-brow entertainment that always makes […]

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Jeunet and Tautou reunite for Chanel ad

Posted by · 4:40 pm · May 7th, 2009

In a neat (and surely not entirely coincidental) turn of events, Audrey Tautou succeeds Nicole Kidman as the face of Chanel No. 5, in the same season that she’s attracting positive notices for playing Chanel herself. Her tenure begins with this typically lush commercial, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet with the same burnished color palette and […]

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When Cedar Rapids ain’t good enough, light out for the territories

Posted by · 9:17 am · January 6th, 2009

I was going to include this David Frank Rope of Silicon op-ed in today’s round-up, but it’s just too good not to spotlight separately.  I laughed out loud a number of times because I understand this guy’s pain.  I’ve been there before.  And I’m sure plenty in the readership can relate. The piece is a […]

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