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    How 'Boxtrolls' Composer Marianelli Waltzes Through Stop-Motion Steampunk Madness

    Oscar-winning composer Dario Marianelli ("Atonement") didn't hesitate to work on the Victorian steampunk madness of "The Boxtrolls." He loves the way the animators at Laika conjure "the surreal, the dark, the grotesque, and the comedic."

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    How Malaimare Jr. Shot 'Walk Among the Tombstones'

    How did cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr. recreate the gritty paranoia and dread of 1970s urban American thrillers for 'A Walk Among the Tombstones'?

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    'Bond 24' Gets a Start Date: Hoytema Replaces Deakins

    "Bond 24" has a start date of December 6th and the announcement comes two days before "Goldfinger" celebrates its 50th anniversary (it opened September 17, 1964, in the UK, ushering in Bond mania).

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    Oscar Watch: Three Movies Will Dominate the Crafts Awards

    The crafts buzz has already started with Emmanuel (Chivo) Lubezki's extraordinary "continuous take" in Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu's "Birdman." Look for the three highest-profile epics to dominate the Oscar craft categories: "Unbroken, "Interstellar," and "Into the Woods."

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    Toronto: Tomm Moore Follows 'Secret of Kells' with Exquisite Animated Oscar Contender 'Song of the Sea'

    Tomm Moore follows up his Oscar-nominated "The Secret of Kells" with an even more ambitious Irish folk tale, "Song of the Sea," which plays Toronto on Saturday. "Song of the Sea" (opening December 19th) looks to be a sure Oscar contender for its exquisite hand-drawn beauty and stirring story about t...

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    Immersed in Movies: Sneaking 'Big Hero 6': Disney Embraces the Marvel Superhero

    The timing for Big Hero 6 couldn't be better for Disney. It's not only completely different from Frozen but also captures the holy grail for animation in tapping the superhero genre. In fact, it shares a common theme with Marvel's latest hit, Guardians of the Galaxy: the loss of a loved one as soci...

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    How Christian Berger Shot the Twin Horrors of Hungary's 'The Notebook' in CinemaScope

    Janos Szasz's "The Notebook," last year's foreign Oscar film entry from Hungary, explores the dark side of inseparability among innocent yet cruel twin boys. And DP Christian Berger ("The White Ribbon"), who is now busy prepping Angelina Jolie's next directorial effort, "By the Sea," which will co-s...

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    Immersed in Movies: Gary Trousdale and Tiffany Ward Talk "Rocky and Bullwinkle' Short

    Rocky and Bullwinkle are back in their own short, thanks to DreamWorks' Mr. Peabody & Sherman feature, and, although they didn't make it to the big screen, you can see their latest antics on the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD (Oct. 14). June Foray, of course, voices her iconic squirrel but the lovable moose (...

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