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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki Climbs 'The Tree of Life'

    Clearly, "The Tree of Life" is the most artful of the best picture Oscar contenders. Terrence Malick's most personal film about nature and grace and growing up in Texas is also the most divisive because, let's face it, this is not the '70s.

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    Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Stuart Craig Talks the Long Road of 'Harry Potter'

    If anyone could rightly be called the face of "Harry Potter," it's production designer Stuart Craig, the architect of this fantastical world of author J.K. Rowling. He was there from the beginning to the end of the most successful franchise in movie history that touched off the millennium—and now be...

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    Immersed in Movies: 'The Artist' Cinematographer Talks in Retro Code

    Take a step back for a moment to consider the bizarre irony of "The Artist" being on the verge of winning the Best Picture Oscar. What an underdog story: a black-and-white silent ode to Hollywood made by a French director with two French stars up against the best that our current film industry has t...

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    Kickstart and Titmouse Announce Production Partnership for Animated TV & Film

    Live action and animation production company Kickstart and animation studio Titmouse are pooling their resources in order to expand their artist talent pools and production capabilities as they produce animated TV and film fare.

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    Immersed in Movies: Soaking Up the Tweedy Atmospherics of 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

    The BAFTA-nominated "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" is all about atmosphere. Not only in conveying the lies, betrayal, and silences of the Cold War spy game back in the '70s, but also in the look of gritty, rain-sodden, strip-lighted London of the period.

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    Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Anne Seibel Talks 'Midnight in Paris' and Woody Allen

    The great charm and allure of Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" is obviously being nostalgically transported back in time to the City of Lights during the glam 1920s and the even more romantic turn-of-the-century Belle Époque.

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    IN THE WORKS: Tommy Lee Jones Joins Peter Webber's Post-WW II Thriller 'Emperor' Starring Matthew Fox UPDATED

    Tommy Lee Jones joins Peter Webber's currently filming political thriller set in Japan, "Emperor." The post-Word War II historical drama stars "Lost"'s Matthew Fox as General Bonner Fellers, a Japanese expert for General Douglas MacArthur (Jones), who must decide whether ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Editor Christopher Tellefsen Pitches Moneyball

    Editing is all about internal rhythms for Christopher Tellefsen, and "Moneyball" fit like a glove. On the surface, it's a David & Goliath sports movie. But it's really about the struggle against conventional wisdom for the fast talking and even quicker thinking Oakland A's general manager Billy Bean...

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    Art Directors Guild Sheds Little Light on Oscars, with Three Film Categories; Nominate 'Anonymous,' Omit 'War Horse,' 'Tree of Life'

    The Art Directors Guild (ADG) nominations in three categories for films (period, contemporary, fantasy) help to reveal the direction the technical branches of the Academy are heading. Of course there are so many categories that more films will be recognized by the ADG at the Beverly Hilton on Februa...

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