TECH SUPPORT: Best Art Direction — Volume I

Posted by · 12:30 pm · August 20th, 2009

Sets and props can create a time period, an era or simply the feel of a scene.  And the individuals involved in this process are awarded by the Academy in the category of Best Art Direction. Ironically, the art director of a film is not recognized here. Rather, the production designer – the art department […]

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Comic-Con on the way

Posted by · 9:31 am · July 20th, 2009

Like the rest of the web geek world, I guess, I’m gearing up for this year’s San Diego Comic Con International, which begins with preview night on Wednesday. All eyes, of course, are on Thursday’s slew of events, a treasure trove of goodies that made for a ton of Sophie’s choices when putting together my […]

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Love your ‘Enemies’

Posted by · 5:25 pm · July 4th, 2009

I’ve had a busy week, so I’m a bit late to the table on “Public Enemies” — but in a way, it seemed fitting to wait until the 4th of July to watch such a muscular, intrinsically American piece of cinema. Much has already been said on these pages about the film, so there’s no […]

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TECH SUPPORT: Final predictions

Posted by · 5:27 pm · February 18th, 2009

After six months of Tech Support previews and interviews, the films have arrived, the nominations have been announced and the guilds, the critics and BAFTA have all announced their preferences.  Today we take a final look at the races before the envelopes are opened on Sunday. BEST ART DIRECTION After guild and BAFTA wins, I […]

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An evening with the cast and crew of ‘The Dark Knight’

Posted by · 8:35 am · December 4th, 2008

A boatload of people turned out last night for the Beverly Hills reception in honor of “The Dark Knight.”  I hesitate to say “star-studded,” since the principle cast and crew were the most recognizable parties.  But suffice it to say the premises was packed with little breathing room and plenty of adoring press. Producer Charles […]

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Rachel Dawes believes in Harvey Dent

Posted by · 6:37 am · June 12th, 2008

You’ll have to forgive me, folks.  I’m on one of those obssessive “Dark Knight” kicks today.  Back to normal soon, I assure you. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D15iHxCvjBs By the way, this site has an exhaustive analysis of the news bits, viral marketing and studio promotion of the film that reads like a full blown discourse revealing major secrets […]

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