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    From Lynch and Godard to Larraín: How Film Directors Have Handled the Transition to Digital

    Disappointed about the decreasing presence of film? See how a pair of filmmakers fared in their first digital video efforts and what one recent film holds for film's historical use.

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    How the 90-Year-Old Alain Resnais Preserves the Past While Forging Into the Future in His Films

    Still making films at age 90, the work of Alain Resnais has always featured a firm grasp on how our memories help us deal with loss.

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    A Handful of Oscar Nominees and Winners Who Transcended Their Age

    We look at a quartet of Oscar-winning and -nominated performances that were able to imbue their characters with defining features that go beyond a number on a birth certificate.

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    How the Oscar Shorts Deal with Aging and Generational Differences

    The Oscar-nominated shorts, in both the live action and animated categories, are finding new ways to show how characters deal with the prospects of aging and sharing their knowledge with their younger counterparts.

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    Showing 'Movie 43' How It's Done: 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'

    As recent releases have proven, a gaggle of stars does not a quality comedy make. We look at why audiences continue to reward Stanley Kramer's 1963 go-for-it classic.

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    Of 'Soft Young Men' and Mrs. Kirk Douglas: 50 Years Later, Saturday Evening Post Film Coverage Shows Us How Far We've Come and Where We Can Go

    General attitudes toward the film world have certainly changed in the last 50 years, but looking at the prevalent issues of the early '60s can show us how we can improve our modern approach to covering the industry.

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    Additional Thoughts on '56 Up' and the Rest of the Series: A HuffPostLive Talk

    Last week, I wrote a piece on Michael Apted's Up documentary series and how its evolution over time has distinguished it from similar extended film projects. Thursday afternoon, I was fortunate enough to participate in a panel discussion on the series with HuffPostLive, the online streaming web chan...

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    Why Michael Apted's '56 Up' Retains a Charm That Will Always Elude Reality TV

    What began as an effort to capture the predictive nature of the British class system has become a half-century cross-section of a cultural curiosity. With the series available on DVD and Netflix Instant Streaming, Apted's work takes on new weight.

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    We Miss You! Our Favorite Hypothetical Comebacks

    Extended periods away from the industry can happen for a number of reasons, but here are projects/collaborators that might yield some classic late-career work.

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    John Williams and Steven Spielberg: The Critics Speak, Not Always Kindly

    The soundtracks are iconic, the films are now pure nostalgia. So their reviews immediately recognized their genius, right? Not so much. Vincent Canby’s review in the New York Times remarked that “John Williams's soundtrack music is beginning to sound just a tiny bit familiar, not all that different ...

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