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    Immersed in Movies: Lois Burwell Talks 'Lincoln' Makeup

    For makeup designer Lois Burwell, it wasn't merely enough to help Daniel Day-Lewis become Abraham Lincoln. She needed to reveal his decline during the waning months of his life in "Lincoln." We needed to see the stress on his face...

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    Immersed in Movies: Jacqueline Durran Talks 'Anna Karenina' Costumes

    Although the boldness of Joe Wright's theatrical approach to "Anna Karenina" has been unappreciated by most critics, there's no denying the craft and beauty of both Sarah Greenwood's production design and Jacqueline Durran's costume design.

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    Writing 'Life of Pi': David Magee Talks the Mother of Adaptations

    After ten long years of painstaking development, "Life of Pi" finally made it to the screen. And there were many times that Fox 2000 chief Elizabeth Gabler, who optioned it right after it was published, did not think that it would happen. Only when Ang Lee came along four years ago did it become pos...

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    Soderbergh Talks Non-Actors, Actors and Accuracy -- 'It's Dangerous To Get Them Thinking Too Much"

    As we eagerly await Steven Soderbergh's "Side Effects" (February 8) and his HBO Liberace movie "Behind the Candelabra," check out his interview with Indiewire from early 2012. In it, Soderbergh discusses his two 2012 releases, "Haywire" and "Magic Mike," and reveals why he likes non-actors and has a...

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    Veteran Ann Dowd Makes Her Own Awards Bid for Controversial 'Compliance' Role

    Ann Dowd has been acting for over 30 years. She landed the juiciest movie role of her life this year, in Craig Zobel's Sundance hit "Compliance," and she's running with the ball. She has little extra cash, but a pal in New York, Stephen Holt, connected her with a publicist willing to help her out. A...

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    'Les Miserables' Director Hooper Digs Into His Musical Audacity, It's Like 'Avatar' or Shakespeare

    Tom Hooper sounds sniffly. He calls it "flying related." He's calling me from Japan, where he's about to attend yet another premiere of "Les Miserables." "I have not managed to show the movie to our own Royal family," he says. "Now I'm showing it to the Crown Prince of Japan."

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    Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Dennis Gassner Talks 'Skyfall'

    One of the great pleasures of doing a Bond movie for Dennis Gassner is that he gets to be 007 before Daniel Craig. On "Quantum of Solace," his first, the Oscar-winning production designer ("Bugsy") created a pattern language based on the actor's blue eyes and craggy face. But on "Skyfall," he went f...

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    'Not Fade Away' Creator David Chase Wants to Stick with Film, But Return to Genre

    I expected "Sopranos" creator David Chase to be scary and intimidating. He's a sweetheart. I first met him at an industry screening of "Not Fade Away," a look back at his days as a young musician in New Jersey. The movie opened December 21 after a New York Film Festival launch. Is this movie commer...

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    Peter Nicks' Oscar-Shortlisted 'The Waiting Room' Returns to IFC Center

    "The Waiting Room," from first time director and veteran TV journalist Peter Nicks, is returning to New York's IFC Center on December 28. The documentary, nominated for Indie Spirit, Gotham, and Cinema Eye awards (among others), has received such stellar reviews that it is 100% Fresh on the Tomatome...

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    Hackford Grills Tarantino on 'Django Unchained': Style, Score, Script Adds, KKK Scene; "it was my 'fuck you' to D.W. Griffith"

    "Django Unchained" was among the last of the award season films out of the starting gate. When new Directors Guild member Quentin Tarantino unveiled the film at the DGA on Sunset, it played to raucous applause. Taylor Hackford, who directed Jamie Foxx in his Oscar-winning turn in the musical biopic ...

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