2018 / 12 — December Issue of American Cinematographer

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The December 2018 issue of American Cinematographer magazine, which features a special focus on holiday-season releases.

A Private War
(Aviron Pictures)

Robert Richardson, ASC joined acclaimed documentarian Matthew Heineman for this narrative feature — the director’s first — based on the life and work of celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin (portrayed by Rosamund Pike). Richardson discusses his approach to telling the true story.

(Amazon Studios)

Sayombhu Mukdeeprom and director Luca Guadagnino follow their work on the acclaimed feature Call Me By Your Namewith this new take on the iconic Seventies horror film. The filmmakers detail their artistic descent into the story’s dark terrors.

The Front Runner

Eric Steelberg, ASC and director Jason Reitman continued their longtime collaboration with this political drama based on the scandal-shortened 1988 presidential campaign of Sen. Gary Hart (Hugh Jackman). Steelberg sheds light on the period production and the decision to shoot on film.

(20th Century Fox)

Sean Bobbitt, BSC reteamed with director Steve McQueen for this tale of four women (played by Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo) who take matters into their own hands after their husbands are killed in the midst of criminal activities. The cinematographer and director offer their insights into their ongoing creative partnership.

The Favourite
(Fox Searchlight)

Robbie Ryan, BSC partnered with director Yorgos Lanthimos for this period portrait of England’s Queen Anne (Olivia Colman), her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) and royal servant Abigail (Emma Stone). Ryan offers his perspective on the 18th-century antics.

The December issue’s departments also offers illuminating insights:

Shot Craft presents a season-appropriate look at shooting with holiday lights and working in especially cold climates.

Short Takes goes behind the scenes of director Brayden Yoeder’s World War II-era short Last Taxi Dance, photographed by Chapin Hall.

ASC Close-Up spotlights Society member T.C. Christensen, whose credits include the features A Kid Called Danger, Horse Crazy, Bug Off!, Down and Derby and Forever Strong, and the shorts Olympic Glory, Texas: The Big Picture and Roving Mars.

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