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Steadicam Operator Larry McConkey on Filming the Goodfellas Copacabana Tracking Shot and The Early Days of Steadicam

The Copacabana Club in GoodfellasThe Copacabana Club in Goodfellas

The Copa Shot: It’s one of the few shots in the history of cinema readily identifiable by name, instantly conjuring the image of Goodfellas gangster Ray Liotta leading Lorraine Bracco – and by extension the audience – through the back entrance…  Read more

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Five Questions for Peggy Guggenheim — Art Addict Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Peggy Guggenheim: Art AddictPeggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s feature debut, 2011’s Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, examined the life and legacy of the legendary fashion photographer. The filmmaker was the granddaughter-in-law of her subject, and the film established Vreeland’s acumen in reconstructing the…  Read more

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“We Didn’t Even Have Time For a Table Read”: Cooley High Director Michael Schultz

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Forty years ago, a film crew with exploitation financing and art-house ambitions arrived in Chicago to create Cooley High, a funny and poignant slice of life that would eventually become a classic. The movie — which tells the story of…  Read more

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“Your Obstacles are Basically Everything”: Writer/Actress/Producer Naomi McDougall Jones Talks Grassroots Female Filmmaking

Naomi McDougall Jones in Imagine I'm BeautifulNaomi McDougall Jones in Imagine I'm Beautiful

Once again, the two-decade-old Bermuda International Film Festival, where I’m on the international advisory board, provided some truly unique networking opportunities. While I didn’t find myself star-struck like at last year’s fest – when I had the once in a…  Read more

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