Monday, 23 February 2015

Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman win Oscars for best sound editing American Sniper

With the Academy Awards over for 2015 - it was nice to see Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman win Oscars for best sound editing on American Sniper. This was always going to be a tough year - although I had hoped that Bradley Cooper might had been the dark horse in the Best Actor category... Anyway, here are a few photos to celebrate the technical award for our boys - well done to them both.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Bub Asman (R) and Alan Robert Murray accept the Best Sound Editing Award for 'American Sniper' onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Actor Chris Evans, Bub Asman, and Alan Robert Murray winners of the Best Sound Editing Award for 'American Sniper', and actress Sienna Miller pose in the press room during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
HOLLYWOOD, FEBRUARY 22 Sound editors Bub Asman (L) and Alan Robert Murray pose in the press room during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California





Thursday, 19 February 2015

American Sniper receives 6 Academy Award Nominations

Academy Awards Nominations 2015
Well, this is pretty refreshing news! 

I'm pleased to report that Eastwood’s American Sniper has received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.


Bradley Cooper has also received a nomination for Best Actor while Jason Hall gets the nod in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. Malpaso regulars Gary Roach and Joel Cox have also been recognised for Best Editing – whilst other technical categories include Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing. So 6 nominations for American Sniper in all – I really hope Cooper is seriously considered.  I felt it was a well handled performance in which he maintains just the right balance.


All will be revealed this Sunday February 22nd – the ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. 

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Clint receives DGA and PGA nominations for American Sniper



The PGA has long been a solid predictors of how the Oscar vote might lean, so look for several of the following titles to march their way into Hollywood's Dolby Theatre for the Feb. 22 ceremony.
American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a.




American Sniper is up against Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Boyhood (IFC Films), Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics), Gone Girl (20th Century Fox), The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures), The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company), Nightcrawler (Open Road Films), The Theory of Everything (Focus Features) and Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics)


The DGA has also announced the nominees for the best directors of 2014.
Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Clint Eastwood, "America Sniper"
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Birdman"
Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Morten Tyldum, "The Imitation Game"

Sunday, 11 January 2015

American Sniper - Official Trailer 2 [HD]

American Sniper - Featurette [HD]

American Sniper - Q&A [HD]

‘American Sniper’ Features Music by Clint Eastwood AND Ennio Morricone!

Clint Eastwood has composed Taya’s Theme, the main theme music for his war drama American Sniper. The movie also features additional music by Joseph DeBeasi who serves as the music editor on the project. Also featured over the end credits sequence of the film is the track The Funeral from the 1965 western The Return of Ringo composed by Ennio Morricone. I know a lot of fans would have welcomed a full score from Morricone who last composed for Eastwood in the 1993 thriller In the Line of Fire. American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Luke Grimes, Navid Negahan and Keir O’Donnell. The movie tells the story of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history with the nickname “Legend” and 160 confirmed kills. Jason Hall (Paranoia, Spread) has written the screenplay based on Kyle’s autobiography. Cooper is also producing the project with Andrew Lazar (Space Cowboys, 10 Things I Hate About You), Robert Lorenz (Mystic River, Trouble with the Curve) and Peter Morgan (The Queen, Rush). The film was released on December 25, 2014 and opens here in the UK next week on January 16th