Production Designer Dennis Gassner Discusses Race Against Time To Complete ‘1917,’ A War Epic Plotted Out “Inch By Inch”

GASSNER: Well, every one. There was not one that had a weak spot in it. Nothing was easy, let’s put it that way. You know, there was hard, and then there was really hard, and then there was impossible, and then there was beyond impossible, based on time, weather and conditions. Here’s just a little […]

‘1917’ Leads China Weekend; Korea Has Yet Another Hit With ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ & ‘Greenland’ Makes Hay In France – International Box Office

Related Story ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Scribe Jason Keller To Make Feature Directorial Debut With ‘La Sombra’ Meanwhile, China‘s full third weekend back to cinemas was worth about $17.3M. As expected, Sunday was down versus last weekend when the reissue of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar gave the market a nice jolt. Nevertheless, Sunday was up slightly over […]

UK box office report, Jan 17-19: 1917 will set record as UK cinema’s biggest grossing First World War film

For comparison, Christopher Nolan’s Second World War film Dunkirk began with just over £10m, and then declined 18 per cent in its second weekend of play. If 1917 follows the same trajectory as Dunkirk, it should reach around £38-39m by the end of its run.

Oscars diversity criteria ‘not about exclusion’ say leaders

Starting with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024, best picture nominees will have to meet specific requirements addressing gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and disability in front of and behind the camera in order to qualify. Films must comply with two of four broad representation categories: On screen; among the crew; at the studio; and […]

Oscars diversity criteria ‘not about exclusion’ say leaders

The academy’s diversity and inclusion standards were inspired by similar efforts by the British Film Institute, which have been a requirement for most public funding in the U.K. since 2014. But a recent report said that even that has not yet improved racial inequality

Academy Awards’ new diversity criteria is about ‘effort to make change’ not ‘exclusion’, Academy leaders say

Some individuals said they went too far and accused the new rules of inhibiting art and artists with quotas. Others, like Stacy L. Smith, director of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, said they didn’t go far enough.

BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Haunted by the mind of a monster… how studying serial killer Dennis Nilsen for new TV drama left Daniel Mays shaken

Titles getting cinema showings include Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, about an underclass of Americans living in vans out West, starring Frances McDormand; Phyllida Lloyd’s Herself, about a battered mother-of-two who decides to build her own home; and Mogul Mowgli, starring Riz Ahmed as a rapper.