Vittorio Storaro ASC at CineGear 2016

I went to CineGear this year. It was great, was able to catch up and reconnect with some old friends and make new ones. I got a picture of the new Leonard Nimoy street sign on the Paramount lot where the Expo was held. He was also a photographer as well as a director and did many projects at Disney including Body Wars. Zeiss was there with a cut … Continue reading Vittorio Storaro ASC at CineGear 2016

Peter Bogdanovich Interviews Orson Welles (Audio)

More on photographer Bob Willoughby here.  In the late ’60s and early ’70s, filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich had conducted extensive interviews with Welles, but a number of circumstances–including the director’s decision to compose an autobiography that he never got around to writing–kept the interviews out of the public eye. Finally edited and annotated by Jonathan Rosenbaum, these conversations give wonderful insights into Welles’s craft and personality. … Continue reading Peter Bogdanovich Interviews Orson Welles (Audio)

Gregg Toland, Citizen Kane article in International Photographer.

Article in International Photographer, the forerunner of International Cinematographer Magazine. International Photographer (Jan-Dec 1941) Deep Focus Raising Kane In a 1969 interview, cast and crew remember working with the mad genius Orson Welles on his groundbreaking first film. Republished from the DGA’s Action magazine (May-June, 1969)     Continue reading Gregg Toland, Citizen Kane article in International Photographer.

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Update:The new Orson Welles documentary MAGICIAN starts in Los Angeles and New York City on December 10th!  More info: http://cohenmedia.net/films/magician Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary – the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), … Continue reading Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles