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New Exhibit at Museum of the Moving Image Shows Off Obsessive Film Craftsmanship (Exclusive Images!)

The yellow curtain in Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Last Emperor" shows off the work of cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. Museum of the Moving Image
This Wednesday, New York's Museum of the Moving Image kicked off the second exhibit in a three-part series, "Persol Magnificent Obsessions: 30 Stories of Craftmanship on Film," showing off obsessive craftmanship in ten of film history's most stylistically interesting films.

The exhibit includes ephemera from and behind-the-scenes access to the artistry of actor/director Ed Harris ("Pollock"), actress Hilary Swank ("Million Dollar Baby"), director Jean-Pierre Jeunet ("Amelie"), director Todd Haynes ("Far from Heaven"), cinematographer Vittorio Storaro ("The Last Emperor"), director Alfred Hitchcock ("North by Northwest"), production designer Dean Tavoularis ("One From the Heart"), special effects supervisor Douglas Trumbull ("2001: A Space Odyssey"), composer Ennio Morricone (best known for his work with Sergio Leone), and costume designer Arianne Phillips ("W.E.").

The exhibit kicked off earlier this week with a special tenth anniversary screening of "Far from Heaven" and a gala that honored Haynes and Phillips and their contributions to the film world.

Indiewire has an exclusive look at some of the artifacts included in this one-of-a-kind exhibit:

Persol Magnificent Obsessions: 30 Stories of Craftsmanship on Film

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    Color Chart from "Far from Heaven"

    Todd Haynes' plans for a series of shots for the poolside scenes of "Far from Heaven."
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    "Amelie" Scrapbook

    The anonymous photobooth strips come from a scrapbook assembled by Michel Folco, who was Jean-Pierre Jeunet's inspiration for the character of Nino in "Amelie."
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    "Pollock" props

    The props that turned Ed Harris into the splatter-painting master Jackson Pollock in "Pollock."
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    "W.E."'s Costumes

    Arianne Phillips' costumes from Madonna's "W.E." on display at the Museum of the Moving Image.
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    A Las Vegas Scale Model from Coppola's "One from the Heart"

    Production designer Dean Tavoularis created this scale model of the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas for Francis Ford Coppola's "One from the Heart." Wayne Newton is, indeed, on the marquee.

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