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    Immersed in Movies: Revisiting 'Wreck-It Ralph' with Director Rich Moore

    "Wreck-It Ralph" has quickly gone from Oscar dark horse to front runner since the nominations: an acknowledgment that it not only thwarts our expectations of what a Disney movie should be but also that it's much more than a nostalgic video game romp.

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Claudio Miranda Talks 'Life of Pi'

    "Life of Pi" was like two journeys in one for cinematographer Claudio Miranda: an opportunity to expand the 3-D experience beyond what he achieved on "Tron Legacy," and to convey a soft golden hour magical feel that surpasses the otherworldly "Benjamin Button." The result certainly sets "Life of Pi"...

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    Immersed in Movies: 'Les Mis' Creators Schönberg and Boublil Talk Oscar-Nominated Song 'Suddenly'

    There's nothing that demonstrates the difference between the "Les Misérables" stage show and movie more than the new Oscar-nominated song, "Suddenly." The tender lullaby sung by Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) to little Cosette (Isabelle Allen) in a carriage never could've been carried off on stage...

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    Immersed in Movies: Revisiting 'Brave' with Director Mark Andrews

    Pixar isn't used to playing the dark horse, but that's where the animation powerhouse currently finds itself in this year's Oscar race with "Brave." But last night the Scottish mother/daughter adventure/comedy won the Golden Globe and seized some momentum over its two Disney rivals, "Frankenweenie" ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Assessing the Animation and VFX Oscar Nominations

    What were the noteworthy takeaways from yesterday's Oscar nominations? In terms of animation, stop-motion was the big winner among animated features, with Sony/Aardman's "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" bumping DreamWorks' "Rise of the Guardians" to join Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" and Laika's "ParaN...

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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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    Immersed in Movies: Lois Burwell Talks 'Lincoln' Makeup

    For makeup designer Lois Burwell, it wasn't merely enough to help Daniel Day-Lewis become Abraham Lincoln. She needed to reveal his decline during the waning months of his life in "Lincoln." We needed to see the stress on his face...

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    Immersed in Movies: Jacqueline Durran Talks 'Anna Karenina' Costumes

    Although the boldness of Joe Wright's theatrical approach to "Anna Karenina" has been unappreciated by most critics, there's no denying the craft and beauty of both Sarah Greenwood's production design and Jacqueline Durran's costume design.

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    Immersed in Movies: Howard Berger Talks 'Hitchcock' Makeup

    While the first glimpse of Anthony Hopkins as the Master of Suspense in "Hitchcock" is startling (how could it be otherwise?), SFX makeup wiz Howard Berger makes us believe in the illusion almost immediately...

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Robert Richardson Unchains 'Django'

    Nearly lost in all the controversy surrounding the pop cultural deconstruction of slavery in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," is what a liberating experience it was for the director and his fellow filmmakers. For Tarantino, it was a chance to improvise more than usual, but for cinematographer...

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