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Edward Lachman
EDWARD LACHMAN, A.S.C. (born March 31, 1948) is an American cinematographer and director. Lachman is mostly associated with the American independent film movement, and has served as director of photography on films by Todd Haynes (including _ Far From Heaven _ in 2002, which earned Lachman an Academy Award
Academy Award
nomination ), Ulrich Seidl , Wim Wenders , Steven Soderbergh and Paul Schrader . His other work includes Werner Herzog 's _La Soufrière _ (1977), _Desperately Seeking Susan _ (1985), Sofia Coppola 's directorial debut, _The Virgin Suicides _ (1999), Robert Altman 's last picture _A Prairie Home Companion _ (2006), and Todd Solondz 's _Life During Wartime _ (2009). He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers . In 1989, Lachman co-directed a segment of the anthology film _ Imagining America _
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Morristown, New Jersey
MORRISTOWN is a town and county seat of Morris County , New Jersey , United States. Morristown has been called "the military capital of the American Revolution " because of its strategic role in the war for independence from Great Britain. Today this history is visible in a variety of locations throughout the town that collectively make up Morristown National Historical Park . According to British colonial records, the first permanent European settlement at Morristown occurred in 1715, when a settlement was founded as New Hanover by migrants from New York and Connecticut. Morris County was created on March 15, 1739, from portions of Hunterdon County . The county, and ultimately Morristown itself, was named for the popular Governor of the Province, Lewis Morris , who championed benefits for the colonists
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Cinematographer
A CINEMATOGRAPHER or DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (sometimes shortened to DP or DOP) is the chief over the camera and light crews working on a film , television production or other live action piece and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image. The study and practice of this field is referred to as cinematography . Some filmmakers say that the cinematographer is just the chief over the camera and lighting, and the director of photography is the chief over all the photography components of film, including framing, costumes, makeup, and lighting, as well as the assistant of the post producer for color correction and grading. The cinematographer selects the camera, film stock , lens , filters , etc., to realize the scene in accordance with the intentions of the director
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American Society Of Cinematographers
The AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CINEMATOGRAPHERS (ASC), founded in 1919, is an educational, cultural, and professional organization. Neither a labor union nor a guild , ASC membership is by invitation and is extended only to directors of photography and special effects experts with distinguished credits in the film industry. Members can put the letters A.S.C. after their names . ASC membership has become one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a professional cinematographer, a mark of prestige and distinction. The ASC currently has approximately 340 members and continues to grow
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Independent Film
An INDEPENDENT FILM, INDEPENDENT MOVIE , INDIE FILM or INDIE MOVIE is a feature film that is produced outside of the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment agencies. Independent films are sometimes distinguishable by their content and style and the way in which the filmmakers' personal artistic vision is realized. Usually, but not always, independent films are made with considerably lower budgets than major studio movies. Generally, the marketing of independent films is characterized by limited release , but can also have major marketing campaigns and a wide release . Independent films are often screened at local, national, or international film festivals before distribution (theatrical or retail release). An independent film production can rival a mainstream film production if it has the necessary funding and distribution
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Todd Haynes
TODD HAYNES (/heɪnz/ ; born January 2, 1961) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is considered a pioneer of the New Queer Cinema movement of filmmaking that emerged in the early 1990s. Haynes first gained public attention with his controversial short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987), which chronicles singer Karen Carpenter
Karen Carpenter
's tragic life and death, using Barbie dolls as actors. Haynes had not obtained proper licensing to use the Carpenters' music, prompting a lawsuit from Richard Carpenter , whom the film portrayed in an unflattering light, banning the film's distribution. Superstar became a cult classic . Haynes' feature directorial debut, Poison (1991), a provocative, three-part exploration of AIDS-era queer perceptions and subversions, established him as a formidable talent and figure of a new transgressive cinema
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Far From Heaven
FAR FROM HEAVEN is a 2002 American drama film written and directed by Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
, and starring Julianne Moore , Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
, Dennis Haysbert and Patricia Clarkson . It premiered at the Venice Film Festiva l, where Moore won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress
Volpi Cup for Best Actress
and cinematographer Edward Lachman won a prize for Outstanding Individual Contribution. The film tells the story of Cathy Whitaker, a 1950s housewife, living in wealthy suburban Connecticut
Connecticut
as she sees her seemingly perfect life begin to fall apart. Haynes pays homage to the films of Douglas Sirk (especially 1955's All That Heaven Allows and 1959's Imitation of Life ) and explores race , gender roles , sexual orientation and class in the context of 1950s America
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Academy Award
_Spotlight _ BEST PICTURE_Moonlight _The ACADEMY AWARDS, now known officially as THE OSCARS, is a set of twenty-four awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel , are overseen by AMPAS. The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online. The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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Ulrich Seidl
ULRICH MARIA SEIDL (born 24 November 1952 in Vienna
Vienna
) is an Austrian film director , writer and producer. In 2005 he was a member of the jury at the 27th Moscow International Film Festival . His film Dog Days was shot over three years during the hottest days of summer. Among other awards, it won the Grand Jury Prize at Venice in 2001. His 2012 film Paradise: Love competed for the Palme d\'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival . The sequel Paradise: Faith won the Special Jury Prize at the 69th Venice International Film Festival . The final part of the trilogy, Paradise: Hope , premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival
63rd Berlin International Film Festival
. Seidl was scheduled to attend the 2014 Jerusalem Film Festival , but cancelled his visit due to the political tension in the region
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Wim Wenders
ERNST WILHELM "WIM" WENDERS (German: ; born 14 August 1945) is a German filmmaker , playwright , author , photographer , and a major figure in New German Cinema . Among many honors, he has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature : for Buena Vista Social Club (1999), about Cuban music culture, Pina (2011), about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch
Pina Bausch
, and The Salt of the Earth (2014), about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado . One of Wenders' earliest honors was a win for the BAFTA Award for Best Direction for his narrative drama Paris, Texas (1984), which also won the Palme d\'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival . Many of his subsequent films have also been recognized at Cannes, including Wings of Desire (1987), for which Wenders won the Best Director Award at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival
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Steven Soderbergh
STEVEN ANDREW SODERBERGH (/ˈsoʊdərbɜːrɡ/ ; born January 14, 1963) is an American film producer , director , screenwriter , cinematographer and editor . His indie drama _Sex, Lies, and Videotape _ (1989) won the Palme d\'Or at the Cannes Film Festival , and became a worldwide commercial success, making the then-26-year-old Soderbergh the youngest director to win the festival's top award. Film critic Roger Ebert dubbed Soderbergh the "poster boy of the Sundance generation"
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Paul Schrader
PAUL JOSEPH SCHRADER (born July 22, 1946) is an American screenwriter , film director , and film critic . Schrader wrote or co-wrote screenplays for four Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
films: Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Bringing Out the Dead (1999). Schrader has also directed 18 feature films, including his directing debut crime drama , Blue Collar (co-written with his brother, Leonard Schrader ), the crime drama Hardcore (a loosely autobiographical film also written by Schrader), his 1982 remake of the horror classic Cat People , the crime drama American Gigolo (1980), the biographical drama Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985), the cult film Light Sleeper (1992), the drama Affliction (1997), the biographical film Auto Focus (2002), and the erotic dramatic thriller The Canyons (2013)
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Werner Herzog
WERNER HERZOG (German: ; born 5 September 1942) is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Herzog is considered one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema , along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder , Margarethe von Trotta , Volker Schlöndorff , Werner Schröter , and Wim Wenders . Herzog's films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature. French filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog "the most important film director alive." American film critic Roger Ebert said that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons, or uninteresting. Even his failures are spectacular." He was named one of the 100 most influential people on the planet by _Time_ magazine in 2009
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La Soufrière (film)
LA SOUFRIèRE – WARTEN AUF EINE UNAUSWEICHLICHE KATASTROPHE ("La Soufrière – Waiting for an Inevitable Disaster") is a 1977 West German documentary film in which German director Werner Herzog visits an island on which a volcano is predicted to erupt . The pretext of this film was provided when Herzog "heard about the impending volcanic eruption, that the island of Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe
had been evacuated and that one peasant had refused to leave, knew wanted to go talk to him and find out what kind of relationship towards death he had" (Cronin). Herzog explores the deserted streets of the towns on the island. The crew of three treks up to the caldera , where clouds of sulfurous steam and smoke shift drift like "harbingers of death" (Peucker), an example of the sublime Herzog seeks to conjure in his films
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Desperately Seeking Susan
DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN is a 1985 American comedy-drama film directed by Susan Seidelman and starring Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
and Madonna . Set in New York, the plot involves the interaction between two women – a bored housewife and a bohemian drifter – linked by various announcements in the personal column of a newspaper. This was Madonna’s first major screen role and the film also provided early roles for a number of other well-known performers, such as John Turturro , Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
, Aidan Quinn
Aidan Quinn
and Steven Wright
Steven Wright
. The New York Times named the film as one of the 10 best films of 1985
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Sofia Coppola
SOFIA CARMINA COPPOLA (/ˈkoʊpələ/ KOH-pə-lə ; born May 14, 1971) is an American screenwriter , director , producer and former actress. She is the daughter of director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola , and made her film debut as an infant in her father's acclaimed 1972 crime drama The Godfather . She later appeared in a supporting role in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) and portrayed Mary Corleone , the daughter of