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    Real-Life 'Spotlight' Reporters and Editors on How the Filmmakers Nailed the Details 'Down to a T'

    We grill writer-director Tom McCarthy, Anonymous Content producer Michael Sugar, and the real-life members of the Boston Globe investigative unit that uncovered the Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal about the making of an Oscar frontrunner.

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    How Howard Shore's 'Spotlight' Score Became His Most Haunting Work

    The two-time Oscar winner composed the score for Tom McCarthy's best picture frontrunner as a chamber piece, producing what may be the highlight of his career.

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    'Spotlight' Director Tom McCarthy to Receive Sonny Bono Visionary Award

    The director will be honored at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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    How They Edited 'Spotlight' as a Thrilling Journo Procedural

    Tom McArdle discusses the challenges and opportunities of editing the current best picture Oscar frontrunner.

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    Daily Reads: Why TV Lags in Behind-the-Scenes Diversity, 'Spotlight' Isn't Just About Journalism; It Is Journalism, and More

    Plus: Aziz Ansari talks to Fisher Stevens about doing brownface, and hy an Oscar-nominated character actor ended up in an amateur horror film.

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    Director Tom McCarthy Puts 'Spotlight' on Sexually Predatory Catholic Priests

    With writer Josh Singer, McCarthy reported this Boston Globe script 'Zero Dark Thirty'-style, and wrangled a superb ensemble cast. The Oscar frontrunner opened well this weekend.

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