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    Cinematography: Best Shots of 2010, First Look at Malick's Untitled Film

    Kris Tapley's Top Ten Shots of the year (parts one and two) is always something to look forward to. 2010's selection may not top the spectacular 2007 picks, but it's not always about the single image, Tapley explains: "...great cinematography isn’t (and shouldn’t be) dependent on singular frames or ...

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    And the 2011 Oscar Presenters Are...(UPDATED)

    And the 2011 Oscar Presenters Are...(UPDATED)

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    25 Best & Worst Oscar Dresses: Bonham Carter and Hathaway Make Time List

    Oscar contender Helena Bonham Carter and host Anne Hathaway score on Times' Worst and Best Oscar dresses list, respectively.

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    Oscar Video: Maltin vs. Tyson on Oscar Picks

    IndieWIRE critic Leonard Maltin learns not to argue with heavyweight champion Mike Tyson on his Oscar picks. Best Picture: Avatar, starring Halle Berry.

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    Oscar Docs: Lucy Walker Talks Waste Land, Rival to Front Runners

    The field of five Oscar-nominated docs is strong this year, not a weakling in the bunch. As street artist Bansky wages a campaign for Exit Through the Gift Shop against front-runner Inside Job, another film about art, Waste Land, could pose some competition. Justin Lowe reports from a recent screening at the Landmark Theatre in West LA, where director Lucy Walker presented her film for an invitation-only audience:Facing a formidable field of competitors for the best documentary Academy Award, Walker and the film itself made a convincing case for consideration among the top three contenders. Waste Land focuses on Rio de Janeiro’s community of ...

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    Oscar Watch: Cinematographer Jeff Cronenweth Talks The Social Network

    The Oscar-nominated cinematography on The Social Network is trickier than it looks. David Fincher and his long-time director of photography, Jeff Cronenweth worked within various constraints. Shot with the latest digital RED One camera, the film was low-budget for a studio film ($50 million), was ai...

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    Oscar Watch: Editors Award Dramatic Feature to The Social Network, Doc to Exit Through the Gift Shop

    At Saturday's ACE editing awards---where The Social Network won best dramatic feature, Exit Through the Gift Shop won best documentary, and Toy Story 3 won best animated feature, forecasting likely Oscar wins--I was moved by Steven Spielberg's warm tribute to ACE career award-winner Michael Kahn, ag...

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    Oscar Animated Shorts Preview: The Lost Thing, Day & Night Are Best of Five

    Depending on where you live, some combination of the Oscar-nominated shorts (animated, live action and documentary) may be playing in a theater near you, thanks to Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures (trailer, clips and detailed release info below). Four out of five of the animated shorts are...

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    Oscar Video: Susanne Bier Talks In a Better World

    After her foray into Hollywood filmmaking with DreamWorks' Things We Lost in the Fire, which boasted impeccable performances from Halle Berry and Benicio del Toro but was too dark to yield much box office, Denmark's star director Susanne Bier returned home to build yet another organic, thoughtful movie with her long-time collaborator, Anders Thomas Jensen. Bier, who had the first of her two children a year after she graduated from film school, feels supported in Denmark. She and Jensen go off to a retreat where she paces and acts out scenes, and he writes them up. "We are both obsessed with moral issues," she says. "We usually have one or two...

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