Eva Green by Mike Figgis | Johnny Depp by Mark Seliger | Prince & Stevie Wonder | Dakota Johnson by Mary Ellen Matthews | Brigitte Bardot by Sabine Weiss | Gloria Swanson and Billy Wilder on set of Sunset Blvd. | Marion Cotillard by Ellen von Unwerth | Marilyn Monroe by Sam Shaw | François Truffaut by Jeanloup Sieff | Julianne Moore by Camilla Åkrans | Jimi Hendrix by Petra Niemeier, 1967 | Anne Hathaway by Kai Z Feng | Scarlett Johansson by Mario Testino | Alfred Hitchcock and daughter Patricia 1962 | Monica Bellucci by Vincent Peters | Cary Grant test footage from the film "Kiss And Make Up" | Gemma Arterton by Vincent Peters | Christoph Waltz by David Sims | Tommy Lee Jones vs Meryl Streep by Robert Trachtenberg | Louis Armstrong, Paul Newman and Duke Ellington | Jessica Alba by Cliff Watts | Willem Dafoe by Christian Witkin | On the Set of Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936) | Brian De Palma and Al Pacino on the set of Carlito's Way | Ray Liotta by Christian Witkin | Three Stooges in and out of character | Martin Scorsese by Christian Witkin | Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman are directed by Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Notorious | Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman in Se7en | Stanley Kubrick on the set of Full Metal Jacket | Eddie Redmayne by Nino Muñoz | Marion Cotillard by Alex Prager | Dakota Fanning by Vincent Peters | Marion Cotillard by Alex Prager | Jennifer Lawrence by Paolo Roversi | Ron Howard and George Lucas on the set of Willow | J K Simmons by Mark Seliger | Clive Owen by Jason Bell | Julianne Moore by Miller Mobley | Alejandro Inarritu by Mark Seliger | Beatnik Hitchcock from Alfred Hitchcock Presents intro to A Night with the Boys. | Ray Harryhausen on Clash of The Titans | Sigourney Weaver by Craig McDean | Lupita Nyong'o by Steven Pan | Heath Ledger on the set of The Dark Knight | Michael Caine by Jason Bell | Natalie Portman by Annie Leibovitz | Jude Law by Jason Bell | Kristen Stewart by Steven Klein | Anne Bancroft on the set of The Graduate (1967) by Bob Willoughby. | Salvador Dali by Philippe Halsman | Heather Graham by Ellen von Unwerth | Chloë Sevigny by Mark Peckmezian | Bradley Cooper by Tim Walker | Michael Keaton by Michael Lewis | Julianne Moore & daughter Liv Freundlich by Annie Leibovitz | J.K. Simmons by Caitlin Cronenberg | Rosamund Pike by Ren Rox | Orson Welles With Hands | Wes Anderson by Solve Sundsbo | Johnny Depp by Annie Leibovitz | Ed Harris by Andy Gotts | Penelope Cruz and Sophia Loren by Annie Leibovitz | Ralph Fiennes by Helmut Newton | Liv Tyler by Albert Watson | Francis Ford Coppola and his daughter Sophia on the set of The Godfather: Part II | Julianne Moore by Miller Mobley | Rosamund Pike by Julian Broad | Jimmy Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock on the set of ROPE | Angelina Jolie by Annie Leibovitz | Tom Hanks by Miller Mobley | John Huston and Marilyn Monroe during the filming of The Misfits by Eve Arnold | Stanley Kubrick explaining how films work to his daughter Vivien | Michael Keaton by Miller Mobley | Eva Green by Ellen Von Unwerth | Steve Carell by Miller Mobley | Kristen Wiig by Michael David Friberg | Albert Einstein playing the piano at the Nara Hotel in Japan 1922 | Michael Keaton and Alejandro González Iñárritu on Birdman | Wes Anderson and Bill Murray behind the scenes of Fantastic Mr Fox | Behind the Scenes Photos From 2001: A Space Odyssey | Lon Chaney Sr. by Ruth Harriet Louise | Marion Cotillard by Ben Hassett | Scarlett Johansson by Mert & Marcus | Michael Fassbender by Paul Wetherell | Eva Green by Paolo Roversi | Stan Lee with Spider-Man | Stanley Kubrick on Set | Danny DeVito by Pal Hansen | Benedict Cumberbatch by Jason Bell | Jennifer Lawrence by Patrick Demarchelier | Norman Reedus by Andreas Laszlo Konrath | Natalie Portman by Tim Walker | Ewan McGregor by Simon Emmett | Sigourney Weaver by Helmut Newton | George Clooney by Martin Schoeller | Cobie Smulders by Justin Bishop | Marilyn Monroe by Sam Shaw | Anne Hathaway by Alexi Lubomirski | Salma Hayek by Cass Bird | Winona Ryder by Michael David Friberg | Matthew McConaughey by Eric Ray Davidson | Christina Ricci by Mert & Marcus | Maggie Gyllenhaal by Miguel Reveriego | Nicole Kidman by Patrick Demarchelier | Miles Teller by Justin Bishop | Colin Firth by Andy Gotts | Eva Green by Matt Irwin | Monica Bellucci by Ruven Afanador | Philip Seymour Hoffman by Irving Penn | Eva Green by Ellen Von Unwerth | Django artwork by Tracie Ching | Robert Downey Jr by Michael Muller | Milla Jovovich by Peter Lindbergh | Julianne Moore by Miller Mobley | Kate Winslet by Alistair Morrison | Harvey Keitel by Timothy White | Mel Brooks by Andrew Eccles | Jessica Chastain by Bruce Weber | Christina Ricci by Peggy Sirota | Dakota Johnson by Mario Testino | Eva Green by Marc Hom | Jessica Chastain by Annie Leibovitz | Amy Adams by Annie Leibovitz | Jaime Pressly by Nigel Parry | Benicio Del Toro by Denis Rouvre | Drew Barrymore by Ellen von Unwerth | Samuel L. Jackson by Timothy White | Penelope Cruz by Annie Leibovitz | Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern | Ashley Judd by Timothy White | Michael Cera and Jason Bateman by Christopher Anderson | Stanley Kubrick on set of 2001: A Space Odyssey | Robert Downey Jr by Timothy White | Sean Connery on The Molly Maguires by Cyril Maitland | Marion Cotillard by Ruven Afanador | Samuel L. Jackson by Timothy White | Scarlett Johansson by Annie Leibovitz | Uma Thurman by Annie Leibovitz | Dianna Vavra and Chet Baker by Hendryckx Michiel | Bill Nighy by Nadav Kander | Tina Fey by Ruven Afanador | Cesar Romero prior to filming his surfing scene with Adam West on "Batman", 1967 | Michael Caine in a promo still for Get Carter | Djimon Honsou by Fabrizio Ferri | Kit Harington by Steven Klein | Brigitte Bardot by Sam Levin | Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver on the set of Alien | Marlon Brando playing pool with Anthony Quinn on the set of Viva Zapata! by Sam Shaw, 1951 | Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci on the set of Casino | Stanley Kubrick on the set of Spartacus | Julianne Moore by Mario Sorrenti | Jean Harlow by George Hurrell -1932 | Marlon Brando chatting with Jacques Tati on the set of One-Eyed Jacks | Audrey Hepburn by Richard Avedon | Tom Hanks by Taili Song Roth | Martin Scorsese behind the scenes of Goodfellas | Kate Winslet by Mario Testino | Steven Spielberg by Marco Grob | Christoph Waltz by Brian Bowen Smith | Uma Thurman by Ellen von Unwerth | Kyle MacLachlan by John Midgley | 13 year-old Dick Jones recording his lines for "Pinocchio", 1940 | Peter Sellers and Stanley Kubrick on the set of Dr. Strangelove | Jessica Chastain by Craig McDean | Sean Connery and Michael Caine by Michael O'Neill | Kate Winslet by Peter Lindbergh | Susan Sarandon by Timothy White | Cillian Murphy by Christian Oita | Charlize Theron by Sheryl Nields | Winona Ryder by Amanda Friedman | JK Simmons by Tim Walker | Monica Bellucci by Vincent Peters | Jennifer Connelly by Lorenzo Agius | Rachel Weisz by Lorenzo Agius | Joaquin Phoenix by Brigitte Lacombe | On the set of Dr. Strangelove | Bill Murray in Groundhog Day | Jessica Chastain by Lorenzo Agius | Michael Fassbender by Mario Testino | Naomi Watts by Max Abadian | Julianne Moore by Driu & Tiago | Alfred Hitchcock directs Suzanne Pleshette and Rod Taylor in The Birds | Akira Kurosawa directing The Seven Samurai | Christoph Waltz by Ben Hassett | Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene | Monica Bellucci by Peter Lindbergh | J.K. Simmons by Ben Hassett | Robin Williams with Crystal the monkey on the set of Night at the Museum 3 | Marion Cotillard by Thomas Whiteside | Tommy Lee Jones by Tim Walker | Mel Brooks with the cast of Young Frankenstein, Madeline Kahn, Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars and Marty Feldman, at The Daisy in Beverly Hills, 1974 | Anita Ekberg on the set of La Dolce Vita | Naomi Watts by Max Abadian | Kubrick on the set of Dr Strangelove | Naomi Watts by Mark Seliger | Kate Winslet by Alexi Lubomirski | Joan Crawford by George Hurrell | David Bowie by David LaChapelle | Ethan Hawke by Tim Walker | Sue Lyon on the set of "Lolita" by Willy Rizzo | Marilyn Monroe with director Billy Wilder on the set of "The Seven Year Itch" | Michael Keaton by Ben Hassett | Tom Hiddleston by David Titlow | Scarlett Johansson by Tim Walker | Reese Witherspoon by Ben Hassett | Woody Allen filming at Coney Island for Annie Hall | Marion Cotillard by Ryan McGinley | Angelina Jolie by Patrick Demarchelier | Tommy Lee Jones by Alex John Beck | Harrison Ford by Terry O'Neill | Alfred Hitchcock by Elio Sorci | Julie Andrews by Cecil Beaton | Reese Witherspoon by Ruven Afanador | Denzel Washington by Jeffrey Henson Scales | Marilyn Monroe as Marlene Dietrich by Richard Avedon | Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell on the set of ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’, 1953 | Emily Blunt by Paola Kudacki | Brooke Shields by Albert Watson | Diane Kruger by Mert & Marcus | Russell Crowe by Michael Muller | Amanda Plummer & Quentin Tarantino on the set of Pulp Fiction | Penelope Cruz by Nico Bustos | Steve Buscemi when he worked as a firefighter at the New York City Fire Department, 1981. | Paul Thomas Anderson on the set of Inherent Vice | Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher on the set of The Empire Strikes Back | Jennifer Lawrence by Joe Pugliese | Director Robert Zemeckis, Sally Field and Tom Hanks on the set of Forrest Gump | Elizabeth Hurley by Ellen von Unwerth | Christian Bale by Mikael Jansson | Scarlett Johansson by Dean Chalkley | Jude Law by Tom Craig | Christina Hendricks by Tony Duran | Jessica Chastain by Giampaolo Sgura | Evan Rachel Wood by JUCO | Emily Blunt by Amanda Friedman | Matthew McConaughey by Eric Ray Davidson | Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes by Ben Hassett | John Lithgow and Julianne Moore by Elaine Constantine | Eva Green by Ellen von Unwerth | Audrey Tautou by Sylvie Lancrenon | Nicole Kidman by Chen Man | Jude Law By Platon | Charlie Chaplin by Lee Miller | Amy Adams by Annie Leibovitz | Tina Fey by Platon | James Dean pushing a go-kart photographed by Dennis Stock | Robin Williams, Mike Nichols, Nathan Lane and crew on-set of The Birdcage | Christoph Waltz by Brian Bowen Smith | Jack Nicholson in Makeup for the Joker | Photographing Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon | Federico Fellini by Tazio Secchiaroli | Mark Ruffalo and Jessica Chastain by Ben Hassett | Steve Buscemi by Jeff Riedel | Johnny Depp by David Bailey | Lana Turner and Artie Shaw in the film Dancing Co-Ed, 1939 | Jack Nicholson by David Bailey | Mila Kunis by Cliff Watts | Charles Chaplin and Max Linder | Heather Graham by Gus Van Sant | Angelina Jolie by Mario Testino | Claudia McNeil and Sidney Poitier in Raisin in the Sun 1961 | Maggie Gyllenhaal by Collier Schorr | Matthew McConaughey by Eric Ray Davidson | Emily Blunt by Norman Jean Roy | Alfred Hitchcock by Thurston Hopkins | Christian Bale by Peggy Sirota | Joaquin Phoenix by Amanda Demme | Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable on the set of the film Misfits by Cornell Capa. | Ryan Gosling And Nicolas Winding Refn on the set of Drive | Jodie Foster by Julian Wasser | Christoph Waltz by Marco Grob | Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits by Henri Cartier-Bresson | Elvis Presley by Alfred Wertheimer | Nicole Kidman by Annie Leibovitz | Audrey Hepburn by William Klein | Cate Blanchett by Ryan McGinley | Eva Green by David Bellemere | Kat Dennings by Isaac Sterling | Stanley Kubrick covered in silly string by his daughter on Christmas, 1983. | Scarlett Johansson by Benjamin Alexander Huseby | Audrey Hepburn by William Klein | Penelope Cruz by Nico Bustos | Krysten Ritter by Tony Duran | Sean Connery by Larry Shaw | Stanley Kubrick on the set of A Clockwork Orange | Conan O'Brian by Marco Grob | Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman on the set of Notorious. | Cameron Diaz by Michael Thompson | Ewan McGreggor by Andreas Laszlo Konrath | Kate Winslet by Jason Bell | Marilyn Monroe by Earl Moran | Cate Blanchett by Ryan McGinley | Keanu Reeves by Deborah Feingold | Christian Bale by Mikael Jansson | Joseph Gordon-Levitt by Sam Jones | Brad Pitt by Mark Seliger | Marion Cotillard by Jean-Baptiste Mondino | Tommy Lee Jones by Alex John Beck | Johnny Depp by Sante D'Orazio | Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern | Batman by Herb Ritts | Monica Bellucci by Walter Chin | Scarlett Johansson by Txema Yeste | Al Pacino by Antoine Le Grand | Monica Bellucci by Ellen von Unwerth | Laetitia Casta by Dominique Issermann | Rose McGowan by Mark Squires | Ethan Hawke by Justin Bishop | George Harrison & Paul McCartney by Robert Whitaker | Marion Cotillard by Ellen Von Unwerth | Robert de Niro by Mark Seliger | Marilyn Monroe by Earl Theisen | Richard Gere by Lorenzo Agius | Jack Nicholson by David Bailey | Zita Johann and director Karl Freund on the set of The Mummy (1932) | Isabella Rossellini by Roberto Manetta | Javier Bardem by Dan Winters | Clint Eastwood by Nicolas Guerin | Angelina Jolie by Francesco Carrozzini | Sigourney Weaver on the set of Alien | Christopher Nolan by Dan Winters | Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg on the set of Catch Me If You Can | Marlon Brando on the set of "The Wild One" by Phil Stern | Uma Thurman, Cate Blanchett & Kate Winslet by Annie Leibovitz | Michael Caine and Bob Hoskins by Terry O’Neill on the set of Mona Lisa (1986) | Angelina Jolie by Annie Leibovitz | Carey Mulligan by Alexi Lubomirski | Charlotte Gainsbourg by Craig McDean | Lea Seydoux by Alasdair McLellan | Andy Warhol by Dennis Hopper | Clark Gable and a Giraffe | Maggie Gyllenhaal by Vincent Peters | Hedy Lamarr by Laszlo Willinger | Stanley Kubrick on location outside Madrid, Spain, during production of Spartacus (1960) | John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Carrie Fisher on the set of The Blues Brothers. | Natalie Portman by David Slijper | Shia LaBeouf by Craig McDean | Marion Cotillard by Eliott Bliss | Dennis Hopper and David Lynch on the set of Blue Velvet. | Robert Mitchum by Annie Leibovitz | Mickey Hargitay lifting up his wife Jayne Mansfield by Robert Lebeck | Edward Norton by Robbie Fimmano | Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Stanley Kubrick on the set of Dr. Stranglove | Chet Baker by Bob Willoughby | Amanda Seyfried by Ellen von Unwerth | Amber Heard by Don Flood | Keira Knightley by Ellen von Unwerth | Jon Hamm by Vincent Peters | Sharon Stone by Michel Comte | Jeremy Irons by Michel Comte | Johnny Depp and Terry Gilliam on the set of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. | Daniel Craig and Berenice Marlohe on the set of Skyfall | Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" | Eva Green by Julia Fullerton-Batten | Robert De Niro by Anne-Marie Fox | John Goodman by Andy Gotts | Marion Cotillard by Elliott Bliss | Ken Watanabe by Annie Leibovitz | George Clooney by Annie Leibovitz | Natalie Portman by David Slijper | Meg Ryan and director Rob Reiner on the set of When Harry Met Sally | Nick Cage by Annie Leibovitz | Michael J. Fox and Huey Lewis on the set of Back to the Future. | Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen Jason Segel by Annie Leibovitz | Neil Patrick Harris by Annie Leibovitz | Carey Mulligan by Mada Refujio | Marlon Brando smoking during a break from filming "The Men" | Greta Garbo by Clarence Sinclair Bull | Wicked Witch of the West Magaret Hamilton on Sesame Street | JJ Abrams and R2D2 on the set of Star Wars Episode 7 | Brigitte Bardot by Ghislain Dussart | Stanley Kubrick and Tracy Reed on the set of Dr. Strangelove | Steven Spielberg on the set of "Saving Private Ryan" | Guillermo del Toro with Ivana Baquero - Pan’s Labyrinth | George Clooney by Annie Leibovitz | Marlon Brando by Serge Balkin | Alfred Hitchcock and Composer Bernard Herrmann | Stanley Kubrick at 18 | Kim Novak & Alfred Hitchcock on the set of "Vertigo" | Adriana Lima by Steven Meisel | Willem Dafoe by Patrick Swric | Jake Gyllenhaal by Hedi Slimane | Buster Keaton by Steve Schapiro | Penélope Cruz by Nico | Keira Knightley by Nadav Kander | Rose McGowan by Kate Garner | The Cast and Crew of Jurassic Park | Janet Leigh by Philippe Halsman | Carey Mulligan by Alexi Lubomirski | Keira Knightley by David Bellemere | Penélope Cruz by Nico | Ghost - with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore | Keir Dullea and Stanley Kubrick on 2001 A Space Odyssey | Frank Zappa by Andrew Kent | Brad Pitt by Annie Leibovitz | Steve McQueen by Barry Feinstein | Nicole Kidman by Herb Ritts | Tennessee Williams and Marlon Brando | Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine in Casablanca | Marion Cotillard by Dominique Issermann | Scarlett Johansson by Solve Sundsbo | Reese Witherspoon by Tesh | Grace Kelly by Howell Conant | Jodie Foster by Annie Leibovitz | Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Suddenly, Last Summer by Burt Glinn | Audrey Hepburn on the set of Two for the Road by Terry O’Neill | Keira Knightley by Karen Collins | Behind the scene: RoboCop | Javier Bardem by Andy Gotts | Henry Fonda and Alfred Hitchcock in his cameo from The Wrong Man | Ray Harryhausen working on Medusa for Clash of the Titans | Jennifer Lawrence by Ellen von Unwerth | Wes Anderson and Jude Law on the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel | Mads Mikkelsen by Eddy Brière | Jane Daly getting into costume for The Mysterious Island, 1929. | Zooey Deschanel by Carter Smith | Danny Trejo and Antonio Banderas on the set of Desperado. | Humphrey Bogart by Philippe Halsman | Liza Minnelli and Bob Fosse on Cabaret | Marilyn Monroe by Nickolas Murray | Alfred Hitchcock by Ara Güler | Tom Hiddleston by Francesco Guidicini | Natalie Portman by Tony Duran | Ursula Andress by Herman Leonard | Sir Ben Kingsley by Andy Gotts | Guillermo del Toro in his Home | Louis Armstrong and Cicely Tyson by Sammy Davis Jr. | Scarlett Johansson by Damon Winter | Marilyn Monroe by Cecil Beaton | Eva Green by Julia Fullerton-Batten | Emma Stone as Cabaret's Sally Bowles by Richard Phibbs | Penélope Cruz by Nico | Steven Spielberg on the set of Raiders of the Lost Ark | Madonna by Patrick Demarchelier | Dita Von Teese and Scarlett Johansson by James White | Jennifer Lawrence by Patrick Demarchelier | Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene | Dustin Hoffman by John Baldessari | Angelina Jolie by Mario Testino | Doug Jones getting in costume for Pan's Labyrinth | Miniature FX on the set of King Kong | Jim Carrey by Annie Leibovitz | George C. Scott and Stanley Kubrick play chess on the set of Dr. Strangelove | Bono & The Edge by Anton Corbijn | Ridley Scott & Denzel Washington on the set of American Gangster | Friends cast by Annie Leibovitz | Tim Burton and Danny Devito in makeup for Batman Returns | Jessica Chastain by Craig McDean | Anne Hathaway by Alexi Lubomirski | Willem Dafoe by Dusan Reljin | Frank Sinatra on set of The Man with The Golden Arm, 1955 by Bob Willoughby | Al Hedison and Patricia Owen, The Fly (1958) | Simon Pegg by Andy Gotts | Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene | Dustin Hoffman on the set of Tootsie | Angelina Jolie by Mario Testino | Jessica Chastain by Craig McDean | Anne Hathaway by Kai Z Feng | Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot, King Kong (1933) | John C. Reilly by Patrick Hoelck | Robin Williams by Bryce Duffy | Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra by Richard Avedon | Kirsten Dunst by Kayt Jones | Billy Wilder and Otto Preminger | Reese Witherspoon by Mikael Jansson | Robert Downey Jr. by Rankin | Ethan Hawke by Rainer Hosch | Jeremy Renner wearing Scarlett Johansson's stunt double's mask | Martin Scorsese by Jake Chessum | Juno Temple by Rankin | Steve Buscemi by Jake Chessum | Jessica Chastain by David Slijper | James Dean by Roy Schatt, 1954 | Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford by Michael Muller | Ron Perlman by Nadav Kander | W.C. Fields by Steve McCurry | Zooey and Emily with father Caleb Deschanel | Eva Green by Solve Sundsbo | Buster Keaton - With Photo Of Lon Chaney, Sr. | Gene Hackman by Brian Hamill | Famke Janssen by John Midgley | Robert Pattinson by Annie Leibovitz | Vivien Leigh photographed in costume for Caesar and Cleopatra | Adrian Brody by Patrick Hoelck | Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman | Keira Knightley by Ellen Von Unwerth | Mila Kunis by Doug Inglish | Eva Green by Wong Kar-Wai | John Malkovich by Sandro Miller | James Cromwell by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Vivien Leigh by Cecil Beaton (1947) | James Earl Jones and Mark Hamill after a Broadway performance of Fences, 1987 | Eva Green by Rankin | Warren Beatty by Greg Gorman | Monica Bellucci by Ellen von Unwerth | Tom Hiddleston by Phil Sharp | Luc Besson with Jean Reno on the set of Léon: The Professional | Steven Spielberg and Henry Thomas on the set of E.T | Humphrey Bogart by John Florea | Eva Green by Mike Figgis

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Cinematography ­- Variety Artisans

Cinematographer John Seale has been one of the best in the business for decades, and has an Oscar for “The English Patient.” At age 70, he found himself in the Namibian desert shooting one of the year’s most startling films, “Mad Max: Fury Road.” He joined Variety’s David Cohen to explain what it was like to shoot a film that had been planned for 10 years, but didn’t even have a proper script.

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How They Write A Script: Paddy Chayefsky

Noted playwright, screenwriter, and probably the most famous television writer during its so-called golden age of live TV, Paddy Chayefsky is one of the most revered contemporary American writers. Here are some interview excerpts taken from the book “The Craft of the Screenwriter.”



“The three-act structure is the form that I grew up in the theater with. You generally present a situation in Act I, and by the end of Act I the situation has evolved to a point where something is threatening the situation. In Act II you solve that problem producing a more intense problem by the end of Act II. In Act III you solve that problem, either happily or unhappily, depending on whether you have a comedy or a tragedy or a drama: you work out the final solution accordingly.”


“If it should occur to you to cut, do so. That’s the first basic rule of cutting. If you’re reading through and stop, something is wrong. Cut it. If something bothers you, then it’s bad. Cut it. If you can cut inside the speech, you’re really cutting most effectively.

“It’s purifying, it’s refining. Making it precise. Precision is one of the basic elements of poetry. My own rules are very simple. First, cut out all the wisdom; then cut out all the adjectives. I’ve cut some of my favorite stuff. I have no compassion when it comes to cutting. No pity, no sympathy. Some of my dearest and most beloved bits of writing have gone with a very quick slash, slash, slash. Because something was heavy there. Cutting leads to economy, precision, and to a vastly improved script.”

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Let’s make history…by recording it – StoryCorps & TED Prize

What if Anne Frank hadn’t kept a diary? What if no one could listen to Martin Luther King’s Mountaintop speech? What if the camera hadn’t been rolling during the first moon landing? Actively listening to the voices of the past and the people who matter to us is important, and StoryCorps wants you to lend your voice to history, too. Here’s how.

Check out the StoryCorps site and app here.


What are Optical Filters in Photography, and How do they Work?

In this beginner photography guide Digital Camera World explain everything you need to know about the optical filters that matter in digital photography (and motion picture).


Digital cameras and photo-editing software have pretty much put an end to the need to cart around an extensive and expensive range of glass or plastic filters.

For instance, being able to change the white balance from shot to shot, either in-camera or later when you process your images, means that you no longer have to use colour correction filters to warm up or cool down an image before you take it.

The effects created by traditional red, green or orange filters in black-and-white photography can easily be emulated in software.

And why bother with special-effect filters to add soft focus, starbursts and coloured tints when you can experiment endlessly in the digital darkroom?

That’s not to say that all filters are redundant in digital photography. For instance, a close-up filter, which essentially acts as a magnifying glass, offers a cheaper alternative to a dedicated macro lens.

And the addition of a UV or clear protective filter will protect the front element of a lens; they come in particularly handy when you’re shooting near water and in dusty locations.

But the truth is that you only really need two types of creative optical filter: a polariser and a neutral-density filter. The reason for this is that their effects are time-consuming, and sometimes near-impossible, to recreate authentically in post-production.

A polariser acts like a pair of polarising sunglasses, cutting through glare and reflections to give richer colours and stronger contrast.

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