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“We’re Trying All The Time to Find an Intimate Perspective”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Underground Railroad’s’ Barry Jenkins, Thuso Mbedu and James Laxton

The Underground Railroad star Thuso Mbedu, director Barry Jenkins and cinematographer James Laxton joined The Hollywood Reporter to discuss their Emmy-nominated Amazon limited series, based on the acclaimed novel by Colson Whitehead, in a THR Presents Q&A powered by Vision Media.  For Jenkins, the Oscar-winning writer-director of Moonlight who has also earned an Emmy nomination […]

“My Hope Was to Recontextualize the Way We View My Ancestors”: THR Presents the Key Creative Team Behind ‘The Underground Railroad’

“My hope was to recontextualize the way we view my ancestors,” says Barry Jenkins, the showrunner and director of Amazon’s 10-part limited series The Underground Railroad, adapted from Colson Whitehead’s bestselling 2016 novel of the same name. “We use this word ‘enslaved,’ which refers to what was done to them, not to who they were […]

“I Shoot for the Premiere, I Shoot for the Release”: The Cinematographer Roundtable

Cinematographers Linus Sandgren, James Laxton, Rachel Morrison, Matthew Libatique, Chayse Irvin and Lukasz Zal discuss creating those iconic scenes and capturing concerts in films such as 'A Star Is Born' and 'Black Panther.'

‘Nocturnal Animals,’ ‘Cafe Society’ Cinematographers Reveal How They Up the Emotional Ante With Their Art

From the swank nightclub in Woody Allen's period romance to 'Moonlight's' sexually charged Miami Beach, these masters of photography spill secrets of their craft.