Inside Movies Breaking Movie News and Scoops | Movie Reviews

Tag: Oscars 2012: Behind the Scenes (1-10 of 17)

Oscars 2012 Behind the Scenes: What does a silent film screenplay look like? Enter: 'The Artist'

the-artist

Each year, the Oscars recognize A-list talent we regularly see on-screen, on the red carpet, and in tabloids. But the Academy Awards also reward those who work behind the scenes: the writers, editors, costume designers, and others who help create trophy-worthy movie magic. This Oscars season, we’ll be toasting those off-screen artists by delving into the hidden secrets that helped create the on-screen magic that we — and the Academy — fell in love with. For more access backstage during this Oscars season, click here for EW.com’s Oscars Behind the Scenes coverage. 

What exactly does the script for a film that is almost completely sans dialogue look like? Nominated for Best Original Screenplay (as well as nine other categories), the screenplay for The Artist was written by Michel Hazanavicius and illustrates a unique approach to the typically structured scripts that make their way through the Academy each year. EW has three exclusive sample pages from the script, which make for an interesting read if you’ve ever wondered how The Artist manages to tell a story without saying a word. (Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD!)

READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2012 Behind the Scenes: Rupert Wyatt talks the real story behind 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' -- VIDEO

Each year, the Oscars recognize A-list talent we regularly see on screen, on the red carpet, and in tabloids. But the Academy Awards also reward those who work behind the scenes: the writers, editors, costume designers, and others who help create trophy-worthy movie magic. This Oscars season, we’ll be toasting those off-screen artists by delving into the hidden secrets that helped create the on-screen magic that we — and the Academy — fell in love with. For more access backstage during this Oscars season, click here for EW.com’s Oscars Behind the Scenes coverage.

What would come next should humankind no longer exist? Who would roam the earth? That’s the heart of the story in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for its work in creating an army of apes that take over San Francisco. In an interview below, director Rupert Wyatt dives deeper into the humanistic aspect of the film, while James Franco examines the bond created between Caesar and Will Rodman. READ FULL STORY

Oscar 2012 Behind the Scenes: How Meryl Streep became 'The Iron Lady'

One of the most astonishing elements of Meryl Streep’s Oscar nominated performance in The Iron Lady is how much the actress resembles former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. EW spoke with one-half of the film’s Oscar nominated makeup team, Mark Coulier, about how he collaborated with Streep and her longtime makeup artist J. Roy Helland* to come up with Streep’s look as Thatcher both in her political prime and in her later years as an 85-year-old woman struggling with dementia. (*Fun fact: Helland has been working with Streep for over 35 years, but this is his first nomination for an Academy Award.)  READ FULL STORY

Oscar 2012 Behind the Scenes: Secrets of the sets of 'The Artist'

The Artist celebrates the oldest of old Hollywood, an era when moviemaking magic was still very much in its infancy. Re-creating that era — both the real-world city streets and the era’s movie sets — was up to the film’s Oscar-nominated production designer Laurence Bennett, who came up with an unorthodox strategy for capturing the allure of the period in a black-and-white film. Click here for our annotated conversation with Bennett about one of the iconic movie sets of the era,  and click here for our annotated conversation on the grand exterior of the La Reina Theater. Some of the details may surprise you!

Read more:
Oscars 2012 Behind the Scenes: How do ‘The Artist’ costumes look in color?
EW Special Coverage: Oscars 2012
Oscars 2012: Behind the Scenes

Oscars 2012 Behind the Scenes: How do 'The Artist' costumes look in color?

Each year, the Oscars recognize A-list talent we regularly see on-screen, on the red carpet, and in tabloids. But the Academy Awards also reward those who work behind the scenes: the writers, editors, costume designers, and others who help create trophy-worthy movie magic. This Oscars season, we’ll be toasting those off-screen artists by delving into the hidden secrets that helped create the on-screen magic that we — and the Academy — fell in love with. For more access backstage during this Oscars season, click here for EW.com’s Oscars Behind the Scenes coverage.

The Artist is if nothing else a joyous celebration of the oldest of old Hollywood, of an era when moviemaking magic was still very much in its infancy. One of that era’s lost arts: Costuming in black-and-white. How do you know how a piece of colored fabric will look when its rendered only in grey tones? We spoke with Oscar-nominated costume designer Mark Bridges (previous credits include The Fighter, There Will Be Blood, and Boogie Nights) about how he designed the frocks worn by Bérénice Bejo as Peppy Miller, both when she’s a nobody wannabe actress who has an accidental encounter with mega-star George Valentin (Jean Dujardin), and when she herself is a major rising movie star.  READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2012 Behind the Scenes: 'Real Steel' visual effects supervisor Erik Nash on bringing robot boxing to life

real-steel

Each year, the Oscars recognize A-list talent we regularly see on screen, on the red carpet, and in tabloids. But the Academy Awards also reward those who work behind the scenes: the writers, editors, costume designers, and others who help create trophy-worthy movie magic. This Oscars season, we’ll be toasting those off-screen artists by delving into the hidden secrets that helped create the on-screen magic that we — and the Academy — fell in love with. For more access backstage during this Oscars season, click here for EW.com’s Oscars Behind the Scenes coverage.

Real Steel director Shawn Levy knew he succeeded in telling the story of a washed-up fighter (Hugh Jackman) who redeems himself in the eyes of his estranged son (Dakota Goyo)–they partner to train a boxing robot–when that robot, named Atom, tested as well with movie audiences as Jackman and Goyo. Bringing Atom to life–a character that doesn’t speak or have facial expressions–involved a combination of animatronic and CG robots and the skill of motion-capture performers, puppeteers, and animators. The end result earned the film’s visual effects team an Oscar nomination. EW spoke with Digital Domain visual effects supervisor Erik Nash, who shares the nod–his second (he was also nominated for I, Robot)–with John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor, and Swen Gillberg. READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2012 Behind the Scenes: Michel Hazanavicius talks what 'The Artist' is really about -- VIDEO

Each year, the Oscars recognize A-list talent we regularly see on-screen, on the red carpet, and in tabloids. But the Academy Awards also reward those who work behind the scenes: the writers, editors, costume designers, and others who help create trophy-worthy movie magic. This Oscars season, we’ll be toasting those off-screen artists by delving into the hidden secrets that helped create the on-screen magic that we — and the Academy — fell in love with. For more access backstage during this Oscars season, click here for EW.com’s Oscars Behind the Scenes coverage.

Wordless as it may be, we still have plenty to say about this year’s breakout (mostly) silent film, The Artist. In the video below, Michel Hazanavicius, the director of 10-time nominated film, talks about what stood out about Jean Dujardin as the titular character, what The Artist is really about, and how he first fell in love with silent films growing up in Paris. READ FULL STORY

Oscars Behind the Scenes 2012: How 'Hugo' art director Dante Ferretti brought George Melies' silent films to life -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

HUGO-MELIES

Each year, the Oscars recognize A-list talent we regularly see on-screen, on the red carpet, and in tabloids. But the Academy Awards also reward those who work behind the scenes: the writers, editors, costume designers, and others who help create trophy-worthy movie magic. This Oscars season, we’ll be toasting those off-screen artists by delving into the hidden secrets that helped create the on-screen magic that we — and the Academy — fell in love with. For more access backstage during this Oscars season, click here for EW.com’s Oscars Behind the Scenes coverage.

When you talk about range, Dante Ferretti should be Exhibit A.

The legendary production designer’s career spans forty years, from his work on 1975’s Salò: Or the 120 Days of Sodom, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s notoriously gruesome study of depravity, to Martin Scorsese’s warm, kid-friendly love-letter to movie history, Hugo. This lush adaptation of Brian Selznick’s 2007 novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret proved to be, by Ferretti’s own admission, the greatest challenge of his 20-year collaboration with Scorsese. Not only did the Italian-born designer have to execute the vision of perhaps America’s greatest living filmmaker, he also had to conjure up the fantastical dreamscapes of another movie maestro, pioneering filmmaker Georges Méliès, whose background as a magician led to eye-popping sleight-of-hand in films like Kingdom of the Fairies and A Trip to the Moon that few of his successors were able to match until the advent of CGI. And recreate 1930s Paris on soundstages at England’s Shepperton, Pinewood, and Longcross Studios. And be faithful to Selznick’s novel, which itself had over 200 pages of detailed illustrations. READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2012 Behind the Scenes: Casting 'The Help' nominees Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Jessica Chastain

Each year, the Oscars recognize A-list talent we regularly see on screen, on the red carpet, and in tabloids. But the Academy Awards also reward those who work behind the scenes: the writers, editors, costume designers, and others who help create trophy-worthy movie magic. This Oscars season, we’ll be toasting those off-screen artists by delving into the hidden secrets that helped create the on-screen magic that we — and the Academy — fell in love with. For more access backstage during this Oscars season, click here for EW.com’s Oscars Behind the Scenes coverage.

Only one film has three acting Oscar nominations this year: Tate Taylor’s The Help. We asked the movie’s casting directors, Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee, to tell us how Best Actress nominee Viola Davis and Supporting Actress nominees Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain each landed their roles. READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2012 Behind the Scenes: 'Transformers' director Michael Bay and James Cameron talk 3-D -- VIDEO

Each year, the Oscars recognize A-list talent we regularly see on-screen, on the red carpet, and in tabloids. But the Academy Awards also reward those who work behind the scenes: the writers, editors, costume designers, and others who help create trophy-worthy movie magic. This Oscars season, we’ll be toasting those off-screen artists by delving into the hidden secrets that helped create the on-screen magic that we — and the Academy — fell in love with. For more access backstage during this Oscars season, click here for EW.com’s Oscars Behind the Scenes coverage.

“You know, I’m just a director with a little dream of doing a 3-D movie,” said Michael Bay, referring to his goal of bringing the 3-D element to Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Upon hearing that the director was considering using 3-D to shoot the summer mega-action film, James Cameron felt it his duty as producer to step in and solidify the shift. “You got to look at it as a toy,” he said to Bay after inviting him to the set of Avatar to see his 3-D team in action. In this clip, the movie-making moguls discuss the ways they turned Transformers into a mesmerizing 3-D experience that picked up an Oscar nod for Best Visual Effects. READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos in Movies

Advertisement

From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP