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    Daily Reads: 'The Interview' and the End of Satire, Why 'Selma' Matters Today and More

    Plus: 2014's most cry-worthy television, and how Mike Leigh solved the biopic problem.

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    Watch: Directors Reveal Themselves at the THR Awards Roundtable

    Will Bennett Miller ("Foxcatcher"), Christopher Nolan ("Interstellar"), Morten Tyldum ("The Imitation Game"), Angelina Jolie ("Unbroken"), Richard Linklater ("Boyhood") and Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner") earn Oscar nominations for Best Director this year? It's often the most difficult group to predict.

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    The Genius of Mike Leigh's System: Leigh & Cast on Gorgeous 'Mr. Turner'

    Last May at Cannes I sat smack in the middle of the Palais Lumiere and reveled in the most gloriously beautiful movie I had ever seen. It was Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner," which went on to win best Actor for Timothy Spall in the title role.

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    Timothy Spall Almost Went Mad to Play 'Mr. Turner' For Mike Leigh

    The character actor finally gets his chance to hog the spotlight in Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner."

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    How Cinematographer Dick Pope Shot 'Mr. Turner': Straight Up Digitally

    The lenser talks bringing painter J.M.W. Turner to the screen, Stanley Kubrick's influence, shooting digital over film and more.

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    How 'Mr. Turner' Cinematographer Dick Pope Made the Film Look Like a J.M.W. Turner Painting

    This week at the New York Film Festival, Mike Leigh, Timothy Spall and DP Dick Pope sat down for a Q&A to discuss "Mr. Turner" and one subject on everyone's mind was the absolute gorgeousness of the cinematography.

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