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American Cinematographer - September 2010
Contents
Editor’s Note
President’s Desk
Short Takes: Alexa “World Cup” demo
Production Slate: Eat Pray Love • The Milk of Sorrow
Mob Money (Boardwalk Empire)
War Horses (The Expendables)
A Beatle’s Upbringing (Nowhere Boy)
Romans on the Run (Centurion)
Where Cinematography Lives (ASC Clubhouse Renovation)
Post Focus: Lottery Ticket
Filmmakers’ Forum: David McFarland on Black Tulip
New Products & Services
International Marketplace
Classified Ads/Ad Index
ASC Membership Roster
Clubhouse News
ASC Close-Up: Dejan Georgevich
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American Cinematographer - September 2010 - Editor’s Note
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American Cinematographer - September 2010 - President’s Desk
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American Cinematographer - September 2010 - Where Cinematography Lives (ASC Clubhouse Renovation)
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American Cinematographer - September 2010 - Post Focus: Lottery Ticket
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American Cinematographer - September 2010 - Filmmakers’ Forum: David McFarland on Black Tulip
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American Cinematographer - September 2010 - ASC Membership Roster
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American Cinematographer - September 2010 - Clubhouse News
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American Cinematographer - September 2010 - ASC Close-Up: Dejan Georgevich
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