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    Alicia Silverstone on Her Latest Film 'Angels in Stardust,' Acting on Broadway and the Impact of 'Clueless'

    Alicia Silverstone may look just as she did at the start of her career, but the Golden Globe-nominated star has certainly grown when it comes to her acting. With past work that ranges from independent cinema to big-budget studio films, from television series to the Broadway stage, from playing a bub...

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    Anatomy of a Scene: Solomon Northup Chained in '12 Years a Slave'

    One of the most important yet difficult decisions in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" was how to depict Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) waking up in bondage. Fortunately, they hit on the idea in the cutting room to tell it out of sequence, the result of which was disconcerting for Northup and v...

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    Talking the 'Her' Score with Arcade Fire Oscar Nominee William Butler

    Oscar-nominated William Butler's first-time experience composing the wistful score for Spike Jonze's "Her" with his Arcade Fire partner Owen Pallett was a bit of a romance as well as a crash course in moviemaking. And yet the experience opened him up more intuitively to the collaborative process.

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    Anatomy of a Scene: Dissecting the Bravura 'Gravity' Opening

    The extraordinary 13-minute opening of Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" is like a mini-movie, setting up the zero-gravity world in space, the two astronauts played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, the mood, the tension, the crisis, and the metaphor. I break it down with Oscar-nominated cinematographe...

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    Talking Cinematography with Oscar Nominees Lubezki, Deakins, Delbonnel, Le Sourd and Papamichael

    The Oscar nominees for best cinematography are not only filled with indelible images but they're all constructed around the common theme of survival, disconnect, and rebirth. I discuss the works with all five Oscar nominees: Philippe Le Sourd ("The Grandmaster"), Emmanuel (Chivo) Lubezki ("Gravity")...

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    Michelle Manning Explains Why She's the Latest Hollywood Producer to Indiegogo

    More Hollywood producers are starting to come around to the idea that crowd funding sites like Indiegogo can help them get their independent projects made. On Wednesday, writer-director Mary Agnes Donoghue ("Beaches"), producers Michelle Manning and Gail Levin are launching a new campaign on IndieGo...

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    David O. Russell and Oscar-Nominated Crew Talk the Craft of 'American Hustle'

    David O. Russell's on a roll with his Oscar-contending "American Hustle," his most personal and popular movie yet. It's smart and funny, and has obviously touched a nerve with its story of survival and reinvention during the cultural and political upheaval of the late '70s. "I don't care about pure ...

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    Leonardo DiCaprio: Hollywood Indie, from 'This Boy's Life' to 'Wolf of Wall Street' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Leonardo DiCaprio explains why he's been an independent since he was 15, how 'Titanic' allowed him to be a producer and chart his own course, and how McConaughey and Hill exploded the process on Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'

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    Berlinale Breakout: Josephine Decker On Her Much Discussed Festival Double Feature

    We'd call it a double Decker, but basically everyone already has. American filmmaker Josephine Decker has been the talk of the Berlin International Film Festival thanks to the programming of both her first and second features in the festival, "Butter on the Latch" and "Thou Wast Mild and Lovely."

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    Talking 'The LEGO Movie' with Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller

    There's more than meets the eye in "The LEGO Movie." It's not only smart and witty but it also explores the essence of LEGO and Master Building and, finally, storytelling in a Pirandello-like way. I spoke with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (at LEGOLAND, of course) about making a subversive mo...

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