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  • Production Designer Judy Becker Defies Time And Snow With “Joy”

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    Although “Joy” follows four generations in a story that starts in the 60s and continues into the 90s, director David O. Russell wanted to avoid presenting a period film.  During initial discussions about the film’s look with production designer Judy Becker, O. Russell referenced two of his favorite black and white films:  Frank Capra’s 1946…

     

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  • The Editors Behind “Joy”: A Conversation With Alan Baumgarten and Jay Cassidy

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    Editing isn’t always a one person task.  Last year’s Oscar nominated “American Hustle,” under the direction of David O. Russell, was cut by the hands of three gifted editors:  Alan Baumgarten, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers – a team that earned their own Oscar nomination for Best Editing (and an American Cinema Editors win for…

     

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