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    David Lynch Talks Digital Transition & Elusiveness of Filmmaking: 'She Is the Idea. You Are in Love.'

    After receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award from the 20th Plus Camerimage cinematography festival in Poland, David Lynch sat down with the Hollywood Reporter to talk about the ups and downs of the digital transition...

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    Christopher Nolan Reflects on Batman Trilogy, Creating Bruce Wayne & His Faith in Cinema and its Audience

    Christopher Nolan discussed his Batman trilogy at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on November 28. In Contention's Kris Tapley reports on the conversation, which was moderated by Scott Foundas...

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    Jessica Chastain on CIA Agents & Actresses, Sex Symbol Status & Redheads in British GQ

    British GQ got Jessica Chastain to strip down for a bedroom-set photo shoot--often the standard for young actresses breaking into the mainstream with sex-symbol status, whether they want to do it or not (in the THR Actresses roundtable the women share stories). But Chastain seems genuinely happy to ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Deakins Talks 'Skyfall'

    With the record-breaking "Skyfall" (perhaps even the first billion dollar Bond) generating lots of Oscar buzz, is there any doubt that acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins will receive his 10th nomination? Not after turning in the most stunning-looking Bond movie in its illustrious 50-year histor...

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    Foreign Oscar Watch: Nicolaj Arcel Talks Denmark's 'A Royal Affair'

    One of the front runners in the current foreign film Oscar race is Nicolaj Arcel's "A Royal Affair," starring Danish star Mads Mikkelsen and newcomer Alicia Vikander in a true romantic royal triangle. The film won screenwriting and actor prizes (for rookie Mikkel Boe Følsgaard as King Christian VII)...

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    A CG Tiger to Die for in 'Life of Pi' (VIDEO)

    Don't be surprised if Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" is right up there competing for the VFX Oscar with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and all the other prestigious front runners. It's that good. In fact, Richard Parker, the integral tiger, is arguably the best photorealistic CG animal ever created. Wh...

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    George Clooney on Fame, Failure & Success, Cuaron's 'Gravity' and 'Monuments Men'

    George Clooney shares many words of wisdom -- on fame, success, failure, etc -- In his interview for Omega's Lifetime magazine (he's a spokesman). He also talks about his upcoming "Gravity" directed by Alfonso Cuaron (he gushes over the "Children of Men" filmmaker and says co-star Sandra Bullock is ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Director Ramsey Talks 'Rise of the Guardians' Darkness and VFX Breakthroughs

    "Rise of the Guardians" marks another turning point for DreamWorks Animation with its sincere embrace of pure enchantment. "The Avengers"-like take on protecting children with Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost is as far from "Shrek" as you can get.

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    Ang Lee Deconstructs Cross-Cultural Cinematic Feat 'Life of Pi': "don't let them tell you, it's your film language"

    "Life of Pi" marks a high degree of difficulty flight off the diving board for Ang Lee, who took a decade to get it made. And given the technology required to achieve the visual effects--including a Bengal Tiger--the film couldn't have gotten made any sooner than it did. I grabbed Lee for a mere 22 ...

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    Hopkins Talks Playing 'Hitchcock,' Insecurities and the Dark and Feminine Sides of the Legendary Director

    During his transcontinental satellite press conference, Anthony Hopkins revealed details on playing the titular role in Sasha Gervasi's "Hitchcock." Hopkins, who once met Alfred Hitchcock, talks about his insecurities playing the role, his excitement to work with a first time narrative feature direc...

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