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    Oscars: Is The Best Director Competition More Than A Two-Horse Race?

    If this year's Best Picture race is tough (and it is, even with films like "Foxcatcher" and "Monuments Men" pushed into 2014), it's nothing compared to the fight that's brewing in Best Director. The category has evolved somewhat since the Best Picture field expanded to ten films. Before that change,...

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    Podcast: The Playlist Talks 'Gravity', Focus Features, Quentin Tarantino's Top 10 & More

    On this latest episode, host Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-In-Chief Rodrigo Perez, Managing Editor Kevin Jagernauth and for the first time, Features Editor Jessica Kiang to talk about "Gravity." Warning, SPOILERS abound in this podcast so don't listen unless you've already seen the film or don...

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    Alfonso Cuarón Says Studio Wanted More Flashbacks & Scenes From Mission Control In 'Gravity'

    While Warner Bros. does indeed deserve credit for bravely sticking with "Gravity" over a complicated four year development/production process, particularly for a film in a genre that isn't known for being the most consistent performer at the box office, that's not to say they didn't initially have c...

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    TIFF: My Own Private Toronto Film Festival

    Late as usual. People are attending MIPCOM in Cannes and in November AFM in Santa Monica, and I’m only now getting around to writing about my own private Toronto. I chose films I would not be able to see soon in a theater near me and I chose films because my schedule permitted me to see them. Occasi...

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    'Gravity', Jr. = 'Europa Report'

    Just saw Gravity (Warner Bros. Worldwide) in 3D at the Arclight Hollywood, having missed its Gala Premiere in Toronto where the line to see even the Press and Industry screening wound around corners on the street, up stairs and around the theater interior like a snake. So glad to have seen it in th...

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    The Sound of 'Gravity:' How Dolby Atmos Helped Create the Soundtrack to Space

    The Dolby Atmos system, which allows filmmakers to "move" specific sounds anywhere in the theater, helped create the fully immersive aural experience of space in "Gravity." Director Alfonso Cuaron and Re-recording Mixer Skip Lievsay talk about the "Gravity" sound team's effort to create a dramatic s...

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    Watch: Alfonso Cuarón Talks Creating The Stirring Sound Of 'Gravity' In 9-Minute Featurette

    If you saw the box office smashing “Gravity” this past weekend, chances are you were as transfixed by the sound design of the film as you were by Emmanuel Lubezki’s cinematography. Though no sound can be heard in the vacuum of space, Alfonso Cuarón’s film still manages to tell its story aurally. A n...

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    'Gravity' Dominates Weekend Box Office with Big Saturday Jump

    3-D space epic "Gravity" delivered a bigger-than-expected $55.5 million at an otherwise dismal weekend box office. Only one other film grossed more than $8 million, holdover "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" ($21.5 million). After the recent ballyhoo over AMC's "Breaking Bad" finale, "Gravity" r...

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    Box Office: 'Gravity' Soars Through 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs' & Leaps Over 'Runner Runner'

    Although profits from this weekend were lower overall than those from this time last year (roughly $19 million less, or a 13.4% drop), the box office still did decently ($123 million—not too shabby) thanks to the top two films and their reportedly mind-blowing visual effects, which made filmgoers mo...

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    Immersed in Movies: 'Gravity' Takes a Giant VFX Leap as Pure Cinema

    Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron and VFX supervisor Tim Webber explore the reverse engineering that went into animating the Oscar-contending space adventure starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

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