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    SBIFF: Writers' Panel, It Starts With a Script, The Writer's Journey

    My favorite assignment every year is moderating the Santa Barbara Film Festival screenwriters panel It Starts With the Script. This year it featured (right to left in photo) Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), Scott Silver (The Fighter), David Seidler (The King's Speech), Charlie Mitchell (Get Low), ...

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    Oscar Noms Boost Soundtrack Sales of Inception and The Social Network

    The heyday of the movie soundtrack--once a powerful marketing tool for the studios--has waned. But Oscar nominations can boost a soundtrack into big sales, reports Anthony D'Alessandro: When it comes to recent soundtracks and film scores, consumers have been powering down their stereos.  Over the last four years, SoundScan sales for the genre fell from 27.2 million in 2006 to 16.4 million last year -- a 40% drop.   What was once a dependable ancillary for a film’s theatrical launch is now seen as a business gamble; record companies can no longer depend on the wallets of single males.  Aside from burgeoning digital downloads and piracy, the ma...

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    Oscar Talk: King's Speech Sweep vs. Inception, Social Network, and Alice, Foreign and Shorts Picks

    On this week's Oscar Talk (podcast is below), Kris Tapley and I get a tad testy as Oscar season takes its toll. Kris insists that The King's Speech will dominate the categories (unlike the BAFTAs) and therefore does not throw out my Helena Bonham Carter theory. He sees Tom Hooper, I see David Finch...

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    Oscar Video Exclusive: How Pixar Made Day & Night Short

    The frontrunner in the Oscars' animated shorts category is a popular one from Pixar, Day & Night which played in theaters in front of Toy Story 3 last year.

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    Is Banksy Campaigning For (Or Against) The Oscars? UPDATED

    Wily Brit street artist and documentary filmmaker Banksy is in Los Angeles, grabbing attention for himself as only Banksy can. That doesn't mean that he does public appearances, or in-person interviews (here's a good email exchange), or shows up at the Academy luncheon. No, he's putting up art, all ...

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    Oscar Watch: The King's Speech's Helena Bonham Carter Could Win Best Supporting Actress

    The King's Speech is an Oscar favorite, and depending on how strong it is, the Brit drama could carry some awards on its coattails. While Inception, The Social Network, True Grit and Alice in Wonderland could steal some wins from The King's Speech in the technical categories, recent BAFTA winner Hel...

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    Oscar Watch: Hereafter VFX Breakdown

    Scanline VFX (300, 2012) and VFX supervisor Michael Owens lavished so much time and energy on the nine-minute tsunami at the start of Clint Eastwood's Hereafter that the movie won the Visual Effects Society (VES) award for outstanding supporting visual effects in a feature motion picture as well as ...

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    Ten Star Portraits in Time: Bening, Firth, Williams, Swinton, Franco & More Talk Fave Performances

    Time Magazine features ten actors -- Hailee Steinfeld, Jacki Weaver, Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, James Franco, Noomi Rapace, Michelle Williams, Tilda Swinton and Jesse Eisenberg -- whom they consider "sorcerers who, by pouring self into story, created indelible characters worth admir...

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    Rupert Murdoch Pere Knew King's Speech Therapist Lionel Logue

    In his weekend column, Wall Street Journal film critic Joe Morgenstern reveals a fascinating connection between WSJ owner Rupert Murdoch and Oscar front-runner The King's Speech: With "The King's Speech" gaining the Oscar traction it deserves—the latest boost being an expression of approval from Que...

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