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After the Curtain: The Tragedy of Macbeth Production Designer Stefan Dechant

Kathryn Hunter in The Tragedy of MacbethKathryn Hunter in The Tragedy of Macbeth (courtesy of Apple TV+)

Shot by director of photography Bruno Delbonnel in stark black and white using the Academy aspect ratio, Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is an impressively lean (105 minutes total runtime) and stylized take. A reserved Denzel Washington stars in…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2022

Particular Fabrics: Belfast Costume Designer Charlotte Walter

Jude Hill and Jamie Dornan in BelfastJude Hill and Jamie Dornan in Belfast (Photo by Rob Youngson /courtesy of Focus Features)

Belfast offers a poignant look at a working class childhood in an era of increasing political tumult. Set in 1969, during the early days of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, writer/director Kenneth Branagh’s deeply personal film is shot in black…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2022

Western Promises: The Power of the Dog Composer Jonny Greenwood

Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee in The Power of the DogBenedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee in The Power of the Dog (courtesy of Netflix)

Wailing French horns, recorded in the vastness of an Oxford cathedral; the mechanized sputtering of a player piano; the anxious propulsion of an ascending and descending cello, defamiliarized by being plucked like a banjo—these are some of the seemingly counterintuitive…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2022

In the Quiet Moments: The Memoria Sound Team of Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr, Richard Hocks and Javier Umpierrez

Tilda Swinton and Juan Pablo Urrego in Memoria (courtesy of NEON)

“When I work on sound for Joe’s films, it’s very similar to meditation,” says Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr, sound designer for all of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s work since Tropical Malady (2004), including his latest picture, Memoria. “I need to be super focused on…  Read more

By Jan 18, 2022


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