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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 _. In 2002, Lachman co-directed the controversial _ Ken Park _ with Larry Clark . In 2013, Lachman produced a series of videos in collaboration with French electronic duo Daft Punk , for the duo's album _ Random Access Memories _
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Morristown, New Jersey
MORRISTOWN is a town and county seat of Morris County , New Jersey
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. Morristown was incorporated as a town by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 6, 1865, within Morris Township , and it was formally set off from the township in 1895. As of the 2010 United States Census , the town's population was 18,411, reflecting a decline of 133 (-0.7%) from the 18,544 counted in the 2000 Census , which had in turn increased by 2,355 (+14.5%) from the 16,189 counted in the 1990 Census
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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 . Relations between the cinematographer and director vary; in some instances the director will allow the cinematographer complete independence; in others, the director allows little to none, even going so far as to specify exact camera placement and lens selection. Such a level of involvement is not common once the director and cinematographer have become comfortable with each other; the director will typically convey to the cinematographer what is wanted from a scene visually, and allow the cinematographer latitude in achieving that effect
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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. CONTENTS * 1 Origins * 2 Publications * 3 Founding members * 4 Award categories * 4.1 Film * 4.2 Television * 4.3 Lifetime Achievement * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links ORIGINSIts history goes back to the Cinema Camera Club in New York City founded by Arthur Charles Miller , Phil Rosen , and Frank Kugler . Arthur Miller and his brother, William Miller , both filmmakers in New York City , worked together and established a much-needed union for cinematography workers called the Motion Picture Industry Union . Arthur Miller left to work in Hollywood, California , one year after the Motion Picture Industry Union was formed. The ASC was chartered in California in January 1919 by Miller and claims to be the "oldest continuously operating motion picture society in the world"
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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
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. Poison won the Sundance Film Festival 's Grand Jury Prize and is regarded as a seminal work of New Queer Cinema. Haynes received further acclaim for his second feature film, Safe (1995), a symbolic portrait of a housewife who develops extreme allergic reactions to her suburban life. Safe was later voted the best film of the 1990s by The Village Voice Film Poll
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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
Julianne Moore
, 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
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. Its equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music and recording – are modeled after the Academy Awards. The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best films of 2016 , were held on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre , in Los Angeles , California
California
. The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and was broadcast on ABC . A total of 3,048 Oscars have been awarded from the inception of the award through the 89th
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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
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
Jerusalem Film Festival
, but cancelled his visit due to the political tension in the region. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Style * 3 Filmography * 4 Awards * 5 References * 6 External links BIOGRAPHYSeidl grew up in a Catholic
Catholic
family. Although at one point he wanted to become a priest , he studied journalism and drama at Vienna University instead. Afterwards, he studied film-making at the Vienna Film Academy where he produced his first short, One-Forty. Two years later he produced his first full-length film, The Ball
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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 , 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
Cannes Film Festival
. Many of his subsequent films have also been recognized at Cannes, including _ Wings of Desire
Wings of Desire
_ (1987), for which Wenders won the Best Director Award at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
. Wenders has been the president of the European Film Academy
European Film Academy
in Berlin since 1996. Alongside filmmaking, he is an active photographer, emphasizing images of desolate landscapes. He is considered to be an auteur director
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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". He is best known for directing critically acclaimed commercial Hollywood films including the crime comedy _ Out of Sight _ (1998), the biographical film _Erin Brockovich _ (2000), the crime drama film _Traffic _ (2000) (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director), the 2001 remake of the comedy heist film _Ocean\'s 11 _ and its two sequels—known collectively as the _Ocean\'s Trilogy _, the medical thriller _Contagion _ (2011) and the comedy-drama _Magic Mike _ (2012)
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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 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
Light Sleeper
(1992), the drama Affliction (1997), the biographical film Auto Focus
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. Herzog converses in French with three different men he finds remaining on the island: one says he is waiting for death, and demonstrates his posture for doing so; another says he has stayed to look after the animals. In the end, the volcano did not erupt, thus sparing the lives of those who had remained on the island, including Herzog and his crew. Werner Herzog's films tend to focus on those outside of mainstream society, often on individuals who exhibit a completely egocentric picture of the world
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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 , Aidan Quinn
Aidan Quinn
and Steven Wright . The New York Times named the film as one of the 10 best films of 1985. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Critical reception * 4 Soundtrack * 4.1 Track listing * 5 Production * 6 Stage musical * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links PLOTRoberta ( Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
) is an unfulfilled suburban housewife living in Fort Lee, New Jersey who is fascinated with a woman she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of a New York City tabloid. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" seeks a rendezvous in Battery Park with the man who regularly seeks her (i.e. Jim, played by Robert Joy )
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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 Michael Corleone
Michael Corleone
, in The Godfather: Part III (1990). The latter film earned her much derision and critical backlash, effectively ending her acting career. Coppola then turned her attention to film-making. She made her feature-length debut with the coming-of-age drama The Virgin Suicides (1999), based on the novel of the same name by Jeffery Eugenides . It was the first of her collaborations with actress Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
. In 2003, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama Lost in Translation , and became the third woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director . In 2006, Coppola directed the historical drama Marie Antoinette , starring Dunst as the ill-fated French queen