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    Spike Lee, Fashion Icon? The Famed Director Talks About How He Reflects Pop Culture in His Films

    The "Do The Right Thing" director appeared at a panel for the release of his line of New Era red Yankee caps and discussed the way his characters' fashion are a product of their times.

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    Talking 'Grandmaster' Costume Design with Oscar-Nominated William Chang

    William Chang is certainly "The Grandmaster" of production/costume design and editing in terms of his long-time collaboration with director Wong Kar-wai. And even though he's received his first Oscar nomination for costume designing the lyrical Ip Man martial arts extravaganza, you can't separate hi...

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    David O. Russell and Oscar-Nominated Crew Talk the Craft of 'American Hustle'

    David O. Russell's on a roll with his Oscar-contending "American Hustle," his most personal and popular movie yet. It's smart and funny, and has obviously touched a nerve with its story of survival and reinvention during the cultural and political upheaval of the late '70s. "I don't care about pure ...

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    Reading the Oscar Tea Leaves via Guilds; Art Director & Costume Guild Votes

    To get the most accurate lay of the land as PriceWaterhouseCoopers starts to tabulate filed Oscar ballots and nominations approach January 16, it helps to look at what the guilds are doing.

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    Crafts Roundup: Best Costume Design Contenders Play Dress-Up for the Past and Future

    Costumers finally got their own branch this year, which mean they're no longer lumped in with the other designers, so we'll see how that impacts the nominations in two weeks. Not surprisingly, there's an abundance of upscale period pieces ("American Hustle," "12 Years a Slave," "Lee Daniels' The But...

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    Henry Cavill's Superman Ready for Takeoff on EW Cover

    Henry Cavill's Superman appears to be poised and ready to strike in a new image from "Man of Steel," revealing another take on Superman's signature red and blue getup on the new Entertainment Weekly cover. Cavill takes on the square-jawed alien superhero in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" alongside a s...

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    Now and Then: Hitchcock's Bad-Ass '40s Brunettes Were the Lead-Up to Those '50s Icy Blondes

    My favorite words in the movies come from the dusky, sultry opening minutes of "Rear Window" (1954), as Grace Kelly's New York socialite glides through L.B. Jefferies' (James Stewart) dim apartment, switching on the lights. "From top to bottom," she announces herself. "Lisa." Flick. "Carol." Flick. ...

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    Digging into Costume Design, from Oscar-Winner 'Anna Karenina' to 'Les Miserables'

    For the third year in a row, the symposium Sketch to Screen was one of the highlights of Oscar Week. Mounted by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and moderated by Deborah Nadoolman Landis, the director of the Copley Centre for the Study of Costume Design, this year's entertaining and r...

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    Costume Designer Guild Awards Nominates Same Films As Academy, Including 'Anna Karenina' and 'Les Mis'

    Nominations for the 15th annual Costume Designer Guild awards have been announced, with all five of the Oscar-nominated films for Best Costume Design also receiving CDG nods: "Anna Karenina," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln," "Mirror Mirror" and "Snow White and the Huntsman." Full list of nominees across...

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    Immersed in Movies: Paco Delgado Talks 'Les Miserables' Costumes

    For Paco Delgado, "Les Misérables" moves like a breathless action movie the way it combines gritty drama with musical fantasy. That was director Tom Hooper's cinematic vision for the operatic sing-through...

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