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    Craft Talking '12 Years a Slave': The Contrast of Horror and Beauty

    The visual power of "12 Years a Slave" derives from a juxtaposition of horror and beauty that director Steve McQueen calls "Goya-esque." It immerses us in the totality of Solomon Northup's experience, a brutal inhumanity that nonetheless took place on gorgeous plantations. Production designer Adam S...

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    All Award Season Screenplays Now Available Online: Oscar Frontrunners and Contenders UPDATED

    All of the award season screenplays are now available online. In the glut of promotional material sent out to Academy members at this time of year, so far copies of real books like "Lone Survivor," "The Book Thief," "12 Years a Slave" and "Philomena" by Martin Sexsmith and Will Haygood's "The Butler...

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    Crafts Roundup: Editors Talk About the Journeys of Survival and Reinvention

    With such an emphasis this year on survival and reinvention, the journeys required special editorial attention to shifts in tone and unconventional arcs while conveying internal struggles that we cared about. Here's a sampling from "12 Years a Slave," "Gravity," "All Is Lost," "American Hustle," "Be...

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    Geoffrey Rush Escapes from Scene-Chewing Roles with 'Book Thief': "How do I Avoid Cliches?"

    The best thing in Fox 2000's World War II drama "The Book Thief" ($16 million domestic to date) is Australian actor Geoffrey Rush. Ever since he broke out in his Oscar-winning "Shine" in 1996, he's been a go-to actor for big-screen character roles, from the Marquis de Sade in "Quills" and the whacke...

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    Meet the Real Star of '12 Years a Slave': Brad Pitt's Floating Head

    Lionsgate is asking the film's Italian distributors to stop using posters that reduce the film's black subject to a visual footnote.

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    Why Paul Dano Will Never Be a (Run-of-the-Mill) Movie Star

    Many young, successful actors dance into the bright lights of fame as if were the path to the after life, but Paul Dano keeps slinking around it.

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    What to See and What to Skip in Theaters Over the Long Holiday Weekend

    With Christmas comes the big holiday movie weekend, and this year's is no exception with six awards contenders hitting theaters. On December 25, "The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Lone Survivor" go wide, while "The Invisible Woman" gets a limited release. Friday, "Augu...

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    Awards Spotlight: Adèle Exarchopoulos, the Newcomer Who Made History at Cannes

    At 21, Adèle Exarchopoulos made history at the Cannes Film Festival.

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    Review: Ralph Fiennes Directs Himself As Charles Dickens In Classy 'Invisible Woman,' But It's Felicity Jones Who Shines

    Ralph Fiennes' quasi-modern adaptation of "Coriolanus," which marked the actor's directorial debut, was a sharply experimental take on the source material. For his second effort behind the camera, "The Invisible Woman," the director has taken a more classical approach. Adapting Claire Tomalin's book...

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    'Her' Designers Barrett and Storm Talk Creating Warm, Retro Look

    Turns out that red is not only the warmest color in Spike Jonze's Oscar-contending "Her," but that there was no room for blue in this cozy LA of the near future. That's because the world building was retro rather than futuristic in exploring the conflict between emotion and environment, according to...

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