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    Immersed in Movies: Pretty Females vs. the Bold Feminism of 'Frozen'

    Now that the "Frozen" "pretty female" controversy has thawed, let's take a look at how Disney shatters the fairy tale model with two strong female heroines.

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    Immersed in Movies: Reel FX Creates Feather System for 'Free Birds'

    Monika Sawyer of Reel FX talks turkey about the new Avian feather system for "Free Birds," which helped make Owen Wilson's Reggie and Woody Harrelson's Jake look more dynamic.

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    Immersed in Movies: Gavin Hood Talks the End-Game Zeitgeist of 'Ender's Game'

    The "Ender's Game" director discusses why it's such a timely and provocative movie about technology and violence.

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    Immersed in Movies: Previewing 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman'

    Rob Minkoff, Ty Burrell, and Tiffany Ward gave a sneak peek of DreamWorks' CG rendering of Jay Ward's beloved cartoon.

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    Immersed in Movies: Jimmy Hayward Talks 'Free Birds' at Reel FX

    Veteran director Jimmy Hayward leaves the big studio environment to help launch Reel FX as an off-beat indie alternative.

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt Talks '12 Years a Slave'

    Sean Bobbitt discusses going for visual simplicity in Steve McQueen's Oscar frontrunner, "12 Years a Slave."

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    Immersed in Movies: Greengrass and Hanks Talk Moments of Crisis in 'Captain Phillips'

    Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks discuss authenticity and emotional truth in the fact-based high-seas drama, "Captain Phillips."

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    Immersed in Movies: Richard Williams At The Academy

    Richard Williams finally made it to the Academy for a memorable masterclass as part of the Marc Davis Celebration.

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    Immersed in Movies: First Look: Designing the Winter Wonderland of 'Frozen'

    Jerry Beck and I got a sneak peek of Frozen a couple of weeks ago, and judging by the 20 minutes of footage we glimpsed, this is definitely a fresh take on the Disney fairy tale and the clear Oscar frontrunner. Frozen melds hand-drawn and CG into a new aesthetic that's both stunningly realistic yet ...

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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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