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    Wally Pfister Talks Analog vs. Digital in 'Transcendence'

    Wally Pfister not only adores film but also vinyl. That's because they both embody "the breath of life," analog beauty that's at the heart of "Transcendence." Indeed, the Oscar-winning cinematographer ("Inception") and Christopher Nolan's former right hand man couldn't have found a more personal s...

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    Tribeca Film Festival: Jody Lee Lipes on Directing 'Ballet 422' and Working with Lena Dunham

    Though he has worked as a screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, director and even actor (he had a tiny part in "Tiny Furniture"), Jody Lee Lipes is reluctant to pigeonhole himself. He'd prefer to be known as just a "filmmaker."

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    Wally Pfister Turns to Directing With 'Transcendence.' Here Are 15 Other Cinematographers Turned Directors.

    In anticipation for that project, here are five other major cinematographers who tried their hand at directing, with varying results.

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    The Secret to His Success: David Gordon Green Cinematographer Tim Orr and Finding Beauty in the Brutal 'Joe'

    We talk with DP Tim Orr about his longtime collaboration with director David Gordon Green and their latest work together on "Joe."

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    Cinematographer Manuel Claro Talks the Bearable Lightness of 'Nymphomaniac'

    Cinematographer Manuel Claro calls "Nymphomaniac" the ultimate Lars von Trier movie ("Volume II" opens Friday), containing "a fuck you to film school energy that's all over the place," in which the director's pessimism and optimism battle one another. However, after the in-your-face look of"Melancho...

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    How DP Daniel Landin Captured Scarlett Johansson's Alien Nature in 'Under The Skin'

    We recently spoke with Daniel Landin, the cinematographer of "Under the Skin," about the unique challenges he faced in bringing Jonathan Glazer's vision to the screen.

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    Watch: Visually Arresting Ode to 21st Century Cinematographers

    Editor Erick Lee has thrown together a stunning compilation of shots from a host of international cinematographers.

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    Cinematographer Matthew Libatique Talks Ark and Arcs in 'Noah'

    Darren Aronofsky has always been drawn to the mystical, and "Noah" is even ballsier than "Pi" or "The Fountain." Of course, it's divisive as environmental allegory and the conflict between religion and science. But I think it's a powerful evocation of creation and destruction, love and beauty, and t...

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    Anatomy of a Scene: Revisiting 'Hang Me' from 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    The opening of "Inside Llewyn Davis" is a remarkable achievement: It not only sets the melancholy mood of Greenwich Village in '61 with the eponymous singer (Oscar Isaac) performing "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" at the iconic Gaslight, but it also sets us up for a confusing circular odyssey. I got the lowdo...

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    Veteran DP Phedon Papamichael on the Future of Cinematography and Finally Netting an Oscar Nomination

    Academy Award nominated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael has worked with directors such as Alexander Payne, Roger Corman, Wim Wenders and George Clooney. He talks to Indiewire about his recent work on "Nebraska" and "Monuments Men."

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