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DP/30: Skyfall, sound re-recording mixer (& 16-time Oscar nominee) Greg Russell

6 Responses to “DP/30: Skyfall, sound re-recording mixer (& 16-time Oscar nominee) Greg Russell”

  1. actionman says:

    This is one of the best DP 30’s ever. This guy is awesome on so many levels. Hope he finally wins his Oscar as he’s tragically over-due. So curious about Pain & Gain…

  2. benwright says:

    David, as always, your DP30’s with post folks (especially sound) are smart and really informative. Great questions! Greg seemed genuinely happy to talk about his craft.

  3. Love Greg. Really think this might be his year.

  4. AdamL says:

    Everyone on goldderby reckons it’ll be Les Mis. Hope they’re wrong.

  5. 70srichard says:

    Very nice interview. Loved Skyfall and I have enjoyed Greg’s other work as well.

  6. Rodney Sharpp says:

    HEY GREG,
    HANG IN THERE MAN GOOD JOB ON SKYFALL!!!

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Fey: How are we going to proceed with any kind of dignity in an increasingly ugly world? And I actually was thinking — because I’ve got to write something for when I get the award — to use Sherry Lansing as an inspiration because she was a lady who worked in a very, very ugly business and always managed to be quite dignified. But in a world where the president makes fun of handicapped people and fat people, how do we proceed with dignity? I want to tell people, “If you do two things this year, watch Idiocracy by Mike Judge and read Leni Riefenstahl’s 800-page autobiography and then call it a year.”
Letterman: Wait a minute. Tell me about Leni Riefenstahl.
Fey: She grew up in Germany. She was in many ways a brilliant pioneer. She pioneered sports photography as we know it. She’s the one who had the idea to dig a trench next to the track for the Olympics and put a camera on a dolly. But she also rolled with the punches and said, “Well, he’s the führer. He’s my president. I’ll make films for him.” She did some terrible, terrible things. And I remember reading 20 years ago, thinking, “This is a real lesson, to be an artist who doesn’t roll with what your leader is doing just because he’s your leader.”
Letterman: My impression of this woman is that she was the sister of Satan.
Fey: She was in many ways. But what she claimed in the book was, “He was the president, so what was I supposed to do?” And I feel a lot of people are going to start rolling that way.
~ Tina Fey And David Letterman Are Anxious

“I love it! Shia’s crazy and he’s great. It’s a good combination for me. I don’t know if he’s going to jump up and attack me, or the camera, or the actor, and I kind of enjoy that. He brings something unexpected, all the time. A little frightening, a little grey, so I really enjoy that kind of madness. I think he takes this work very serious, really serious, and sometimes maybe that comes across arrogant or annoying, and I understand that. But it’s nice when someone cares so much. I don’t know how easy it is to be a big movie star, I’ll never understand that world, but to show up and care that much, to me, is a nice deal and I’ll take it. With all the craziness.”
~ Dito Montiel On Shia Labeouf