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David Michôd on directing
Brad Pitt’s War Machine

By Iain Blair

Aussie writer/director David Michôd first burst onto the scene with his 2010 feature film debut Animal Kingdom, a gritty crime drama that won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and 10 Australian Film Institute awards. The film also earned Oscar and Golden Globe noms for Best Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver).

Michôd followed that up with his second feature film, The Rover, a dystopian drama set in near future Australia following a global economic collapse. It starred Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson.

His new film, War Machine, was inspired by the book “The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” by the late journalist Michael Hastings. It stars Brad Pitt as Glen McMahon, a successful, charismatic four-star general who leaps in like a rock star to command coalition forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by the quagmire of war, his own hubris and a journalist’s no-holds-barred expose.

Joining Pitt, in this cautionary tale of the rise and fall of a larger-than-life military hero, is a cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Topher Grace, John Magaro, Alan Ruck and Meg Tilly.

Michôd also assembled an accomplished team behind the camera, including director of photography Dariusz Wolski, production designer Jo Ford, editor Peter Sciberras and sound designer Sam Petty. War Machine premiered globally on Netflix and opened in select theaters on May 26.

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FX’s Fargo features sounds as distinctive as its characters
By Jennifer Walden

Every season of the Emmy-winning Fargo follows a different story, features its own cast of characters and is set in its own specified point in time.

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Behind the Title: Trollbäck
CCO Alex Moulton

Back in March, Trollbäck+Company welcomed industry veteran Alex Moulton as chief creative officer. Let's find out more about him.

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Post developments at the
AES Berlin Convention
By Mel Lambert

The AES Convention returned to Berlin after a three-year absence with an impressive series of paper programs, seminars and workshops.

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EP Anna Rotholz joins
NYC’s Spot Welders

Shotgun 7.2: plug-and-play integrations and more

Editor Pietro Scalia to
speak at EditFest London

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