1917 and The Goldfinch
(Universal; Warner Bros.)
Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC
recently spoke with AC
to discuss his work behind the scenes on both of these features. With 1917, he and director Sam
Mendes told a harrowing tale of the First World War in what looks to be a long,
single take; for The
Goldfinch, the cinematographer partnered with director John Crowley
to bring author Donna Tartt’s award-winning novel to the screen.
Edward Lachman, ASC
continued his longtime collaboration with director Todd Haynes on this
ripped-from-the-headlines story of a corporate defense attorney (Mark Ruffalo)
who risks his career and more to take on an environmental lawsuit against a
powerful chemical company. The cinematographer will offer his creative insights
into the production and his behind-the-scenes collaborations.
(Perfect Village Entertainment)
Xiaoding Zhao, ASC
and director Zhang Yimou pushed the boundaries of wuxia action to create this
canvas of blacks and grays punctuated by bursts of color. The story follows a
military commander who uses a “shadow” lookalike in an intricate plan to fool
his enemies as well as his king. The cinematographer will shine a light on his
work behind the camera.
100 Years of AC: The 1920s
began publication in 1920, and we’ll be saluting the magazine’s centennial and
celebrating its rich history throughout 2020 by opening up the archives and
re-presenting classic articles. The yearlong tribute will kick off with a
vintage selection from AC’s
The January issue’s departments
will also offer illuminating insights:
will offer tips and tricks of the trade for cinematographers both established
and on the rise, as well as historical tidbits from AC’s early years.
will catch up with ASC Richard H. Kline Student Heritage Award winners Lucas Dziedzic and Oscar Ignacio Jimenez,
about their projects Animals
respectively, as well as ASC Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award winner Jazleana Jones, about
the doc King, Charles.
will spotlight Society member Buddy
Squires, whose documentary credits include The Statue of Liberty, Baseball, The Civil War, Stonewall Uprising, The Central Park Five, The Vietnam War and Country Music