TECH SUPPORT INTERVIEW: The crafts of ‘Up in the Air’

Posted by · 6:09 pm · December 17th, 2009

Because some of director Jason Reitman’s work tends to be stylistically traditional and classic, he says there might be the assumption that he’s not a visual filmmaker. But seven years as a commercial director tends to make you as visual as the next guy. And make no mistake.  He is absolutely specific when it comes […]

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TECH SUPPORT: Best Film Editing — Volume II

Posted by · 11:08 am · October 29th, 2009

As I wrote in August, “Best Achievement in Film Editing” can be a difficult thing to define. Traditionally, we most notice film editing that is showy, usually in action films, musicals or movies that are not told chronologically. But does that make the editing better? If done well, it undoubtedly can add to the quality […]

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LONDON: ‘In the Air’ tonight

Posted by · 5:19 pm · October 18th, 2009

To use the umpteenth bad aviation metaphor in connection with the film, “Up in the Air” landed in London this evening with a gala festival screening — though this time it came unaccompanied by George Clooney, who had skipped off to the Rome fest after doing double-duty at the LFF earlier this week with “Fantastic […]

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‘Up in the Air’: round two

Posted by · 9:25 am · October 7th, 2009

I have to confess that I’ve been a bit hesitant to watch Jason Reitman’s “Up in the Air” a second time.  When a movie hits me as perfectly as this one did, gets so much right, seems like such a gift of the season, my reaction is to let it lie for a long time. […]

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