#tb @rmorrison for @nytmag earlier this year when she was the first woman nominated for an Oscar for best cinematography. Yes, the season is over, but that’s still freakin cool. #blackpanther#rachelmorrison
Film: Black Panther (2018)
Director: Ryan Coogler
Cinematography: Rachel Morrison
Literally the superhero movie I've always wanted. Can't wait to see more Wakanda in Infinity War! ❤👽✌
Continuing with more film history for Women's History Month!
#WHM2018 DAY 30
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Interested in photography at a young age, Rachel Morrison attended New York University and double majored in film and photography because she couldn't choose between the two. However, by the completion of her degree, she decided to concentrate on cinematography. Rachel received an MFA from the AFI Conservatory graduate cinematography program in 2006.
Rachel started her career in TV; her cinematography work on the 2005 TV documentary ”Rikers High” was nominated for an Emmy Award. Her debut as the primary cinematographer on a feature film came with 2007’s ”Palo Alto.”
Rachel has photographed seven films that have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, including ”Sound of My Voice” (2011), ”Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie” (2012), ”Fruitvale Station” (2013), ”Dope” (2015), and ”Mudbound” (2017).
For her work on ”Mudbound,” Rachel became the first woman to win the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematographer, the first woman to be nominated for the feature category of the American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards, and the first woman ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.
Most recently, Rachel collaborated with director Ryan Coogler for a second time on the MCU film ”Black Panther” (2018), which has grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, so far making it the highest-grossing film of 2018, as well as the fifth highest-grossing film ever in the United States and 12th highest-grossing film of all time.
Rachel received the Kodak Vision Award at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in 2013.
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We aim to champion female filmmakers through our Monthly Screening Series. There are lots of remarkably talented women in the director's chair, but it's important to remember other aspects of the filming process, too. What better time to sing the praises of #RachelMorrison , the first female cinematographer to get an Oscar nomination? From Dee Rees' #Mudbound to #BlackPanther , she's one to look out for. Check out this interview with @arri, where @rmorrison describes how much she loves her job. https://buff.ly/2GuqDug
Shattering the record for US box office on a superhero movie this last week, Rachel Morrison, ASC focused on the humanity at the heart of the action-packed Marvel adventure hit, Black Panther. The keystone article from American Cinematographer’s March issue is now available online. Head to the link in our bio, and while you’re there, thanks to our advertisers, find a free download of the latest April issue! (Unit photography by Matt Kennedy, courtesy of Marvel Studios.)
¡Primera mujer nominada como directora de fotografía!
En los noventa años de historia de la premiación más importante del cine, el Oscar, la categoría a mejor cinematografía siempre ha sido cosa de hombres.
Conoce más de #RachelMorrison en la edición #27 de Movie Click!
There is something incredibly unique about this movie. It took a little while to sink in but I realized that it might appear conventional on the surface but deeper it is much more enthralling. You could say writing about this movie is a bit difficult because I’m still thinking about it. Mudbound accomplishes a lot. With simply stunning work by Dee Rees and cinematographer Rachel Morrison and commanding performances by Garrett Hedlund and Jason Mitchell; it is a story that can be hard but necessary to watch but you are rewarded with a charming story of friendship and solidarity as well.
Garrett Hedlund was probably the biggest surprise for me here. In all honesty, the only film I have seen him in is Tron: Legacy. That film did not have the strongest script and it is a shame because Hedlund is truly fantastic here. He is downright likable, charismatic and downright gorgeous. Hedlund’s character is put through the physical and psychological ringer here; much like his co-star Jason Mitchell (though to different extents). Jason Mitchell did strong work here and honestly seeing him go up against Jonathan Banks... and well everyone else that tries to belittle him was heart-pounding. The chemistry between Mitchell and Hedlund was very strong as well. Carey Mulligan and Mary J. Blige both do good work here as well as the matriarchs of each family. They both inhabit strong characters and when they interact, they bring out the best in each other. Jonathan Banks is downright memorable and terrifying here and a far cry from his role as Mike Ehrmantraut.
You could say that the unconventional narrative is the film’s biggest strength but also it could be its downfall. It was an intriguing approach having the film spend a large portion focusing on multiple characters and backstories. It brings out the best in almost of its cast members. The reason why I say it could be its downfall is that the film is paced quite slowly. It is a very intimate character drama and it may not sit well with some viewers. The use of voiceovers particularly in the beginning almost confused me because they were jumping from character to character. (cont’d below)
Hey! I collabed with @themelodramaticbookworm on this! She’s posting her review of the book and I’m reviewing the film adaptation, so please go check her out and follow!
Directed by: Dee Rees
Written by: Virgil Williams & Dee Rees
Based on the novel by Hillary Jordan
Bio: Relationships deteriorate between and amongst two farm families—one Black and one white—as inequality and prejudice run their lives in rural 1940s Mississippi.
Why: Mudbound touches upon a lot of societal inequalities that existed in the 1940s, from women’s subordinate position to her husband to a lack of mental health awareness for veterans. The one that the film delves most intimately into on an emotional level is how differently Black men were treated abroad as they fought in World War II and back home when they returned. The disparity fuels the tension that leads to the extremely violent climax of the film. To explore this history is to remind us viscerally that America was and is racist.
Cw: historical racial violence, N-word, war, PTSD
Favourite shot from Black Panther , this scene was just gorgeous to see in imax ! Rachel Morrison is the first female nominated for the best cinematography category in the Oscars for the film Mudbound . I had no idea Black Panther was shot by her as well and this is great news to me !!!
La cinefotógrafa Rachel Morrison ha colaborado en películas como Black Panther, Dope, Cake y Fruitvale Station. En estas imágenes puedes ver su trabajo en la película “Mudbound” que le valió la primera nominación a una mujer en la categoría de Cinematografía en los Premios de la Academia.
La prima donna ad essere candidata agli Oscar per Miglior Fotografia è Rachel Morrison, che in questo film dipinge con dei colori, dei riflessi delle luci semplicemente bellissimi, degne di un vero talento.
Qua una foto da Mudbound, diretto da Dee Rees.
Trovate la recensione sulla pagina Facebook di Guillermo, qui sotto linkata, o quella linkata nel profilo.
O premiadíssimo drama 'Mudbound: Lágrimas Sobre o Mississipi' segue em cartaz até 14 de março na programação do @cinemadearte no Cinépolis Iguatemi Alphaville, com sessões legendadas às 14h (sáb e dom) e 19h30 (seg, ter e qua) › http://bit.ly/2krchyI
A trama central do filme dirigido e coescrito pela cineasta Dee Rees foca no retorno de dois veteranos de guerra, um negro e um branco, que precisam lidar com uma série de problemas psicológicos causados pelos traumas da Segunda Guerra Mundial. Enquanto Jamie (Garrett Hedlund) recorre à bebida, Ronsel (Jason Mitchell) se recusa a abaixar a cabeça para os habitantes brancos de sua cidade, situada no sul dos Estados Unidos. Como lutou lado a lado com soldados brancos e lidou com pessoas – e amores – que não se importavam com a cor da sua pele, ele tem imensa dificuldade em aceitar a posição em que é colocado quando retorna à civilização norte-americana. Enquanto isso, Hap e Florence Jackson (papéis de Rob Morgan e da indicada ao Oscar Mary J. Blige), que trabalham há gerações em fazendas, lutam bravamente para construir um pequeno sonho, apesar das barreiras sociais que enfrentam.
#RachelMorrison , first woman nominated for #BestCinematography at the #Oscar for @mudbound and @blackpanther’s cinematographer has been getting a lot of attention lately. This may be the beginning of a trend but, unfortunately, I am not confident about it.
According to @sandiegostateuniversity’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, cinematography has the lowest female representation of all the major film jobs. Only 4% of the cinematographers of the 250 top box office movies are women, compared to 11% of the directors and 25% of the producers.
As an article published by the @washingtonpost puts it, “a cinematographer dictates the movement and gaze of a camera, hugely influencing a movie’s feel. For years, women have been shut out of having that influence. Men vastly dominate its ranks, meaning that movies have been quite literally subject to the male gaze in a way audience members may not even be aware.” - Lalu #InternationalWomensDay#Mudbound#BlackPanther @netflix @theacademy @rmorrison
E pra fechar o dia delas, temos de falar de "Mudbound". Afinal, esse é uma obra escrita, adaptada, dirigida e produzida por mulheres. Mulheres fortes que não apenas souberam se impor contra a segregação de gênero como também a racial.
Baseado no romance escrito por Hillary Jordan, a obra é dirigida por Dee Rees e retrata a vida de duas famílias - uma branca e outra negra - na área rural do Mississipi. A questão racial é notória e capaz de gerar reflexões. O quão diferente é o filme da vida real? Situações como as mostradas existem ou não na sociedade hodierna?
A força feminina é mostrada por meio da personagem Laura (Carey Mulligan), embora seja mais presente por meio de Florence (Mary J. Blige, que também escreveu a canção original que concorreu ao Oscar nessa categoria). A imagem de rigidez atrelada à postura confiante da mulher faz com que a matriarca negra se destaque em toda a trama.
Apesar de ser um filme que leva lama até no nome, a fotografia não faz com que o espectador fique cansado da cor marrom. Isso porque a diretora de fotografia indicada pela Academia, Rachel Morrison, fez um excelente trabalho no campo visual. Contrastes são trabalhados em meio ao barro, fazendo com que a imagem consiga ser até mesmo atrativa.
O IMDb avalia esse grande filme com 7,5. Já o Metacritic, 85. Notas à parte, trata-se de uma obra marcante e emocionante.
Happy International Women’s Day!! We’d like to thank and congratulate RACHEL MORRISON, the first female cinematographer to be nominated for an Academy Award in Cinematography, for her work on MUDBOUND. She was also the reason BLACK PANTHER looked so damn good!
In honor of #internationalwomensday and #womenshistorymonth , here's a few amazing ladies in film/tv who make history everyday:
@LenaWaithe - creator of #TheChi , first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for Comedy
@IssaRae - My favorite awkward black girl and producer
@Ava - visionary of @wrinkleintime and #queensugar
@hereisgina - star of @cwjanethevirgin and advocate for latinas in film/tv
@JessicaChastain - #timesup and inclusion advocate
@traceeellisross - star of @blackishabc and my personal Queen of Comedy
@rmorrison - Mudbound Director and first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award in Best Cinematography
Rachel Morrison, the first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award in cinematography. That was just this year, at the 90th Academy Awards. If everyone has equal rights, why are we still experiencing “the first woman to...” or “the first Black man to...”? •
"Cinematography speaks to everything that women do inherently well: it's multitasking, it's empathy and it's channeling visuals into human emotion...When you think of the word Doctor -or- Teacher you don't think gender, it would be nice to get to a place where DP meant either, Director meant either, Gaffer meant either..." -@rmorrison #RachelMorrison#iwd2018 1st Woman nominated for an Oscar for Cinematography! She has brought her vision to iconic films such as #BlackPanther#Mudbound#Fruitvalestation#DOPE#Confirmation#internationalwomensday#celebratewomen
You might know that Rachel Morrison is the first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, for her work on Mudbound. But did you know she also did Black Panther? Look at this beautiful shot. #internationalwomensday
Happy Women's day to all the hardworking Women making an extra effort to make this World a better place.... #OurTimeIsNow
Meet Rachel Morrison (39yrs) the First ever and only Female Cinematographer to ever be nominated in the ACADEMY AWARDS #Oscars#Oscars2018 .... this was long overdue since Morrison has done awesome Cinematography for quite a number of Films / TV Series @rmorrison is also the Cinematographer of Marvel's dope #Blackpanther 🔥🔥 if this isn't Greatness then what is it? #MagicOfAwoman#RachelMorrison#CinematograpghyLife#FilmMakers