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    Spielberg Developing Kubrick's Abandoned 'Napoleon' as Miniseries

    This year's Cannes jury president Steven Spielberg has begun developing Stanley Kubrick's "Napoleon" screenplay as a miniseries. Spielberg, who collaborated with Kubrick on 2001's "A.I.," is working with Kubrick's family to bring the abandoned 1970s project to TV.

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    Your Burning Oscar-Show Questions Answered, MacFarlane to Best Dead People

    The Oscar show was bloated with movie music that had no reason being there. (A tribute to Chicago? Other than the fact that the Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron also produced that movie .. oh yeah, that’s why). It had Seth MacFarlane, whose jokes might have been offensive i...

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    Predicting the Oscars: Don't Trust Me, Trust Nate Silver

    I was thinking this might be the first year in recent memory when the Oscars actually held some suspense about the winners. Is anything really a lock for Best Picture? What about that wacky Best Directors race, already full of also-rans? Then I read Nate Silver’s thoroughly lucid and comp...

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    Nate Silver Predicts the Oscars -- Statistical Frontrunners and Nominees with "more noise than signal"

    "Political calculus" election guru Nate Silver is taking his third stab at Oscar predictions in the six major categories -- he previously predicted in 2009 and 2011 -- and using a no-nonsense approach. While Silver doesn't boast a perfect Oscar track record, he claims that his method of basing the w...

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    Mississippi Ratifies 13th Amendment 147 Years Late; University Professor Who Saw 'Lincoln' Discovered Clerical Error

    While the United States' 16th president Abraham Lincoln was key in pushing through the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery, it seems that the film "Lincoln" has called attention to an error in Mississippi law: the state never actually ratified the slavery-outlawing amendment.

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    Oscar Talk: Shorts and Documentary, BAFTAs and Scripters, Spielberg vs. Lee, Lawrence vs. Riva and More

    On this week's Oscar Talk Podcast, Kris Tapley and I discuss live-action and documentary shorts as well as the documentary feature race. We look at the influence of last weekend's BAFTAs and USC Scripters Awards, and talk a few too-close-to-call categories: Steven Spielberg or Ang Lee for Be...

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    Watch: 'Bringing Lincoln to Life' on '60 Minutes' with Spielberg, Day-Lewis and Biographer Goodwin

    Check out the complete 12-minute segment from February 10's "60 Minutes" episode focusing on Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." The show explores the painstaking process by the director and his team to recreate an authentic, war-torn 1864-65 environment...

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    American Cinema Editors Honor Spielberg with Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award

    Steven Spielberg will be honored with the American Cinema Editors' ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award at the 63rd annual Eddie Awards on February 16.

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    Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy Talks 'Star Wars,' George Lucas is 'Her Yoda,' Wanting the Oscar for 'Lincoln' and More

    In the first in-depth profile of Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy, the Hollywood Reporter talks with Kennedy about nabbing J.J. Abrams for "Star Wars Episode VII," and George Lucas' involvement with the new film. They also speak with Steven Spielberg, David Fincher and Kennedy's husband, producer Frank ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski Talks 'Lincoln'

    The stripped-down, theatrical approach to "Lincoln" allowed Janusz Kaminski to light with an intimacy and ambiguity that's unique in his celebrated collaboration with Steven Spielberg (he's photographed every one of the director's live-action movies since "Schindler's List," for which he won his fir...

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