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Dear Colleague:

Here's an advance look at the February 2006 issue of American Cinematographer magazine, which will offer our continuing coverage of the 20th Annual ASC Awards, including a profile of ASC International Award recipient Gilbert Taylor, BSC.

Munich (Universal Pictures)

Academy Award-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, ASC continues his celebrated collaboration with director Steven Spielberg in this hard-hitting film, which tracks the aftermath of an infamous international tragedy. During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, 11 Israeli athletes were taken hostage and murdered by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruited a group of Mossad agents to hunt down and execute those responsible for the attack. Kaminski will detail his work on this overseas production in a thoughtful and revealing interview with AC’s European correspondent, Benjamin B.

Casanova (Buena Vista Pictures)

Oliver Stapleton, BSC was behind the camera for this opulent tale of adventure and romance, which is set against the scenic backdrop of Venice, Italy. Heath Ledger stars as the legendary romantic rake, who is forced to seek the true meaning of love after he is spurned by a Venetian woman. Stapleton will discuss his cinematography in a detailed and wide-ranging Q & A with one of his collaborators on the film: visual-effects supervisor Bill Taylor, ASC.

20th Annual ASC Awards

Our coverage of the ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography will include profiles of International Award recipient Gilbert Taylor, BSC, whose credits include Dr. Strangelove, A Hard Day’s Night, Repulsion, Frenzy and Star Wars; Board of Governors Award recipient Sydney Pollack, whose directorial accomplishments include They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, Three Days of the Condor, Tootsie, Out of Africa and The Interpreter; and Special Award recipient Frederick Wiseman, the renowned documentarian behind such landmark films as Titicut Follies, Law and Order, Hospital, Public Housing and Domestic Violence.

The February issue's departments will also offer illuminating insights:

DVD Playback will present reviews of three all-time classics that have been lovingly restored for home viewing: King Kong (1933), shot by ASC members Edward Linden, J.O. Taylor and Vernon L. Walker; The Wizard of Oz (1939), shot by Harold Rosson, ASC; and Ben-Hur (1959), shot by Robert L. Surtees, ASC.

Production Slate will include coverage of Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, shot by Marcel Zyskind, and The White Countess, shot by Chris Doyle, HKSC.

Points East will present an interview with cinematographer Terry Stacey about his work on the feature film Winter Passing.

Short Takes will offer cinematographer Robin Holder’s assessment of the Arriflex D-20 camera, which he recently used to shoot the Jeffron music video “Dance.”

Post Focus will present an overview of new monitor-calibration systems from Rising Sun and Ascent Media, as well as information on The Mill’s use of 2K data scans and grain-management software for commercial projects.

ASC Close-Up will present a Q&A profile of Society member and past president William A. Fraker, whose credits as a director of photography include the acclaimed Rosemary’s Baby and Bullitt.

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-- December 2005--

*DV Expo West
December 7-9, 2005 Los Angeles, CA

--January 2006--

*Sundance Film Festival
January 19-29, 2006 Park City, Utah

*Slamdance Film Festival
January 19-27, 2006 Park City, Utah

--February 2005--

*ASC Open House
February 25, 2005 Hollywood, CA

*20th Annual ASC Awards
February 26, 2005 Los Angeles, CA
Century Plaza Hotel

--March 2006--

*South by Southwest - SXSW
March 10-19, 2006 Austin, TX

*VFX Asia 2006
March 22-25, 2006 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia www.vfxasia.com

As your customers and prospects read this exciting editorial they will see your ad and respond to your message. Call your AC representative today to reserve a place in this important issue.

December 13, 2005.

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