Monday, March 06, 2023

March 06 - Special Achievement for Elvis Movie

History has been made, Mandy Walker is the first woman to win the American Cinematographer Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography - Feature Film in the event’s thirty-seven year history.

The crowd at the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom erupted with applause and gave Walker a lengthy standing ovation as her name was called and she "smashed the glass ceiling".

“I’m honored to be the first woman to win the ASC Award. Here’s to all the women who will come after me.” – Mandy Walker

The Australian cinematographer said: “This is for all the women that win this award after me. This is an inclusive, representative community,” adding, “I didn’t cry, I thought I was going to cry.

She thanked director Baz Luhrmann for allowing her to “create magic with him;” Catherine Martin for her “support and inspiration" and her crew for “dancing with the camera and flying with the camera” during Austin Butler’s performance as ELVIS.

Walker’s bold lensing of 'ELVIS' topped a field that included ASC International Award recipient Darius Khondji for 'Bardo', Claudio Miranda for 'Top Gun: Maverick', Roger Deakins for 'Empire of Light' and Greig Fraser for 'The Batman'.

Warum Sollte Ich Mich Für Elvis Presley Inter-essieren?

Released by the German Golgotha Press, Inc is the 66-page German children's book 'Warum Sollte Ich Mich Für Elvis Presley Inter-essieren? Eine Biografie Von Elvis Presley Nur Für Kinder!' ('Why Should I Care About Elvis Presley? A Biography Of Elvis Presley For Kids Only!') by Sara Smith.

Synopsis: On January 8, 1935, Elvis Aaron Presley was born in a small two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi. His life began with tragedy as his twin brother Jessie Garon died and was stillborn. However, Elvis enjoyed excellent health and would remain so for many years. Elvis had an earthly destiny: to be the king of rock & roll, touching the hearts of millions in life and in death.

This is his story. For the first ten years of his life in Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis was surrounded by nearby relatives, all from working-class families. Aunts, uncles, grandparents and many cousins surrounded him, even though his parents moved around town several times. As the focus of his parents, Vernon and Gladys, Elvis was also surrounded by music during those early years in the Assembly of God Church. Black musicians' gospel music and blues influenced his early appreciation of religion and music. As if that wasn't enough, his parents played country music around the house, which was one of the roots of his life.

(Source: Elvis Movie Facebook / AP / Elvis Information Network / Amazon)