‘Captain America’ keeps the summer sizzling

Posted by · 12:00 am · July 20th, 2011

So, “Captain America: The First Avenger” wraps up the summer’s superhero slate this week. Yes, we have “Cowboys & Aliens” on the way to keep the general comic book flow going, but Marvel’s other bookend to the summer hits Friday, and, well, I thought it was just (yankee doodle) dandy. “Robust” is the word that […]

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TECH SUPPORT: Best Costume Design — Volume II

Posted by · 10:42 am · October 16th, 2009

Since I last analyzed the costume design category in July, a number of the contenders are still waiting to be seen, though several have opened and we’ve seen glimpses from others. While the number of movers and shakers hasn’t been enormous, there has still been enough movement – and more insight gained – to warrant […]

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8/26 Web Round-up

Posted by · 9:13 am · August 26th, 2009

• The “Inglourious Basterds” one-sheet that could have been. [Poster Wire] • On the occasion of Tim Burton’s 51st birthday (yesterday), an appreciation. [Hero Complex] • On Marvin Hamlisch’s “hilariously schmaltzy” score for “The Informant!” [The Playlist]

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Below-the-line ‘Basterds’

Posted by · 2:29 pm · August 24th, 2009

It does my heart good to see more and more outlets giving the proper consideration to below-the-line talent when it comes to film publicity.  As you know, we’ve made it a rather concentrated effort to spotlight these individuals in Gerard’s weekly Tech Support columns and have been at it for the last three years. A […]

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‘Basterds’ threads on display at LA area theaters

Posted by · 11:43 am · August 23rd, 2009

So Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” has opened and made a dent in the box office.  Go team.  The Oscar discussion ranges from “It could get in with 10 nominees” to “Maybe something in the techs,” and you can count me in the latter camp.  In fact, as usual, Tarantino assembled a talented below-the-line team for […]

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TECH SUPPORT: Best Costume Design — Volume I

Posted by · 11:51 am · July 30th, 2009

Movie stars are often given much attention for the fashion that they sport off-screen. Seldom does the on-screen attire garner as much publicity. Nevertheless, the Academy Award for Best Costume Design recognizes those talented men and women who design the threads actors wear on screen. Not only does this work add to the elegance and […]

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