Getting More Immersed with Indiewire

  The Penske Media purchase of Indiewire has resulted in an expansion of my role as crafts and awards season contributor. ┬áBeginning this week, I begin Emmy coverage of below-the-line contenders along with my usual Oscar season crafts reporting, working closely

Immersed in Blu-ray: Hitchcock and Bogart

The WB Archive Collection gets Hitch and Bogie on Blu-ray and they've never looked better for home viewing. In Kent Jones' indispensable doc, Hitchcock/Truffaut, he reminds us that Truffaut was on a mission to correct misconceptions about Hitch as a lightweight

Immersed in Books: Farber on Film

For the first time, the complete writings of film critic Manny Farber is available from Library of America, edited by Robert Polito (Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson). Manny Farber (1917-2008) was the first modernist film critic to write like a modernist.


Ben Burtt Talks Lincoln Sound Design

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Ben Burtt was certainly in his element as a history buff working on Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. The multiple Oscar winner and Skywalker Sound vet discussed his unique sound design predicated on authenticity. Read more

Clipping Les Miserables Crafts

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Here are some informative behind the scenes craft featurettes from Les Miserables, which should garner plenty of Oscar nominations on Jan. 10. Read more

Raiders Comes to IMAX This Weekend

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Below the Line, Blu-ray, Home Entertainment, Movies, previs, Sound, Tech, Trailers, VFX | Leave a comment

In anticipation of Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures debuting on Blu-ray (Paramount Home Media., Sept. 18), Raiders of the Lost Ark will bow in IMAX for one week starting today. There will additionally be a marathon of all four Indy films on 69 AMC screens on Sept. 15. Tickets and a list of participating theaters are available at Tweet #ImaxIndy for a chance to win prizes. Read more

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