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    12 Indie Directors Who Jumped To Blockbuster Budgets

    This week sees the release of “Noah,” and it’s notable for a number of reasons. For one, it’s that it’s a relatively rare Biblical movie not aimed principally at religious audiences (which may or may not pay off). For another, it’s the latest film from “Requiem For A Dream” and “Black Swan” director...

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    20 Films About Doubles And Doppelgangers

    In a culture of cellphone-snapped selfies it’s hard to imagine a time when people might have been afraid of their own image. But Facebook walls and Instagram feeds to the contrary, for the vastly longer portion of human history, to see a perfect replica of yourself was an uncanny event, impossible e...

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    What's Next for This Year's Big Oscar Winners

    With this Oscar season finally winding down, it's about time we take a look at what's next for our winning director, writers and actors. While Cate Blanchett has already finished two Terrence Malick films and another "Hobbit" sequel, America's sweetheart Lupita Nyong'o is just getting started.

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    Watch: Impressive Reel from Annapurna Pictures Featuring 'American Hustle,' 'Her' and More

    It's no secret that 2013 was a great year for cinema, with terrific films breaking the boundaries of genre, budget and international appeal. One particular production company has managed to bring an especially impressive set of films onto its roster.

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    WATCH: New Featurette for Oscar-Nominated 'Her' Score, Plus Karen O, Spike Jonze & KK Barrett Perform "Moon Song"

    Check out a new featurette about scoring "Her" with Oscar nominee William Butler of Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett of Final Fantasy. Writer/director Spike Jonze, production designer KK Barrett and chanteuse Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs graced KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with a live performance o...

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    Watch: Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett Scoring Spike Jonze's 'Her' In New Featurette

    While Arcade Fire's still (frustratingly) unreleased, Oscar nominated score is key ingredient to the melancholy romance of "Her," from the outset, Spike Jonze had a different idea about what he wanted for the music in his film. "I was initially thinking I would get a bunch of different artists to wr...

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    Watch: Spike Jonze's Prickly Interview With 'BBC Newsnight' About 'Her'

    The awards season grind can often find filmmakers and actors spending months answering the same questions over and over about their films, to the point of tedium. And most of the time, everyone involved is able to stoically endure the repetitive and sometimes simplistic questions that get lobbed the...

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    WATCH: Karen O, Spike Jonze and KK Barrett's Heartfelt Acoustic Performance of "The Moon Song" from "Her"

    The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs Karen O visited the KCRW studio earlier today to perform "The Moon Song" from "Her," which is up for Best Original Song at this year's Academy Awards. Writer/director/producer Spike Jonze, and production designer KK Barrett provided vocal and acoustic accompaniment.

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    Watch: Karen O Teams With Spike Jonze To Perform "The Moon Song" Together, Will Also Play At The Oscars

    Oscar voting kicks off on Friday, and Warner Bros. really want that Best Song trophy. With "The Moon Song" EP hitting digital outlets this week, and Karen O playing an Oscar nominees party, the awareness campaign for the song continues.

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    'Her' & 'Captain Phillips' Surprise At WGA Awards, 'Gravity' Takes Cinematographer Awards

    We're a month away from the Oscars—aka the Cinephile Super Bowl—and the crystal ball continues to get a bit clearer with precursor awards. And last night, both the writers and cinematographers of the industry honored their own.

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