Manhattan Edit Workshop presents: Sight, Sound & Story – Gravity World’s Yuval Levy on Tower Heist

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Gravity World’s Yuval Levy discusses manipulating layers of footage to build a scene in “Tower Heist.” From Sight, Sound, and Story on June 8th, 2013.

“Tower Heist” is a 2011 heist comedy film directed by Brett Ratner and written by Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson, based on a story by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Griffin. It was released on November 2, 2011, in the United Kingdom, with a United States release following two days later. “Tower Heist” follows Josh Kovaks (Ben Stiller), Charlie Gibbs (Casey Affleck) and Enrique Dev’reaux (Michael Peña), employees of an exclusive apartment building who lose their pensions in the Ponzi scheme of Wall Street businessman Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda). The group enlist the aid of criminal Slide (Eddie Murphy), bankrupt businessman Mr. Fitzhugh (Matthew Broderick) and another employee of the apartment building, Odessa (Gabourey Sidibe), to break into Shaw’s apartment and steal back their money while avoiding the FBI agent in charge of his case, Claire Denham (Téa Leoni).

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Featuring a clip from “Tower Heist” TM & © Universal Pictures (2011)

“Tower Heist”. n.d. In Wikipedia. Retrieved September 18, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_Heist

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