Tuesday, January 21, 2014

American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Feature Film Nominees


American Society of Cinematographers Reveals Feature Film Nominees

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced nominations in the theatrical motion picture category of the 28th Annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The nominees are:

· Sean Bobbitt, BSC for 12 Years a Slave
· Barry Ackroyd, BSC for Captain Phillips
· Philippe Le Sourd for The Grandmaster
· Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC for Gravity
· Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC for Inside Llewyn Davis
· Phedon Papamichael, ASC for Nebraska
· Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Prisoners


The winner will be revealed at the awards ceremony on February 1, at the Hollywood & Highland Ray Dolby Ballroom.

“Our members believe these cinematographers have set the contemporary standard for artful, theatrical motion picture cinematography,” says ASC President Richard Crudo. “They have mastered a complex craft which contributes vitally to the storytelling process, and augments the intentions of everyone involved with the production.”
Dean Cundey, ASC; Eduardo Serra, AFC, ASC; and Richard Rawlings, Jr., ASC will be recognized by their peers during the 28th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards on February 1, 2014. Cundey will receive the ASC’s Lifetime Achievement Award; Serra will be presented with the International Achievement Award; and Rawlings will pick up the org’s Career Achievement in Television Award.

For information regarding the 28th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography visit www.theasc.com or call 323-969-4333.


Here’s a hot Sundance tip: if you’re at Sundance this weekend, be sure to stop by Dolly’s Bookstore, 510 Main Street in Park City on Saturday at 4:30pm. Jacek Laskus, ASC, PSC will be on hand to present and sign copies of his new book, Hollywood.pl. The book is filled with astonishing photographs taken by Jacek, and interviews by Angnieszka Niezgoda. The subjects are 23 Polish filmmakers who emigrated and found success in the film industry. Each subject looks back on the unique path he or she followed from Poland to the silver screen, with great tales of adventure in the movie biz. It’s a fascinating glimpse of Poland’s outsized contribution to Hollywood and world cinema. - See more at: http://www.theasc.com/asc_blog/parallax-view/#sthash.ANodfuB4.dpuf

Hollywood's War with Poland, 1939-1945


During World War II, Hollywood studios supported the war effort by making patriotic movies designed to raise the nation's morale. They often portrayed the combatants in very simple terms: Americans and their allies were heroes, and everyone else was a villain. Norway, France, Czechoslovakia, and England were all good because they had been invaded or victimized by Nazi Germany. Poland, however, was represented in a negative light in numerous movies. In Hollywood's War with Poland, 1939-1945, M. B. B. Biskupski draws on a close study of prewar and wartime films such as To Be or Not to Be (1942), In Our Time (1944), and None Shall Escape (1944). He researched memoirs, letters, diaries, and memoranda written by screenwriters, directors, studio heads, and actors to explore the negative portrayal of Poland during World War II. Biskupski also examines the political climate that influenced Hollywood films.










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