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    New York Film Critics' Cinematography Winner Delbonnel Goes 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Given the evocative look and setting of the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," it's not surprising that Bruno Delbonnel snagged the cinematography award yesterday from the New York Film Critics Circle. He exquisitely captures the coldness, sadness, unhappiness, and loneliness of Oscar Isaac's str...

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    Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper into 'The Croods' with Sanders and DeMicco

    The Croods (which grabbed nine Annie nominations today, including best animated feature) certainly stands out in a year dominated by survival and the inevitability of change. In fact, every country that directors Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco visited on their press tour embraced the prehistoric fam...

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    Composer Nicholas Britell Talks the Powerful Spiritual-Field Songs in '12 Years a Slave'

    Composer Nicholas Britell ("Gimme the Loot") provides a powerful musical accompaniment for Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" with a series of spiritual-field songs and stringed waltzes (which are currently available on the Columbia Records soundtrack). These originals and recreations enable us to b...

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    Oscar Winner Lubezki Talks the Virtual Cinematography of 'Gravity,' How a Peter Gabriel Concert Helped Him Visualize the Film and More

    With three out of the last four Oscars for cinematography going to hybrid movies, is it any wonder that Emmanuel ("Chivo") Lubezki won Best Cinematography for "Gravity" at the 2014 Oscars? Especially after Lubezki and his collaborators devised a brilliant new lighting system for simulating the physi...

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    Immersed in Movies: Going Deeper into 'Frozen' with Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee

    Frozen provides further proof that we're experiencing a new Disney renaissance under John Lasseter. If Wreck-It Ralph seemed thematically subversive while still leveraging the hand-drawn legacy to guide the CG, then Frozen takes it even further. It's the most feminist take yet on the musical princes...

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    'All Is Lost' Is Far from Silent, Even with No Dialogue (VIDEO)

    In space or on the ocean, no one can hear you scream. Comparisons abound between solo adventures "Gravity" and "All Is Lost," but unlike space, the ocean is far from silent. Even though J.C. Chandor's remarkable open-water survival thriller starring a 77-year-old Robert Redford boldly stepping out o...

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    Immersed in Movies: Designing Cinematic Jigsaw Puzzle and Game-Changer 'Gravity'

    "Gravity" production designer Andrew Nicholson, who will be at the Art Directors Guild Wednesday night and at USC on Friday, discusses why the immersive, Oscar-contending blockbuster is a model for the future of hybrid movies.

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    Immersed in Movies: Eric Goldberg Talks Mickey Mouse and 'Get A Horse!'

    In honor of Mickey's 85th birthday today, I go deeper into Disney's "Get A Horse!" hybrid short with Eric Goldberg -- who served as the 2D supervisor and made the blueprint for staying true to the 1928 model -- and with a clip of the first minute of the film.

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    Immersed in Movies: Bond Settlement Paves the Way for Return of Blofeld

    A settlement over James Bond rights with the estate and family of "Thunderball" co-creator Kevin McClory now paves the way for the return of arch-villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

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