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    20 Films About Doubles And Doppelgangers

    In a culture of cellphone-snapped selfies it’s hard to imagine a time when people might have been afraid of their own image. But Facebook walls and Instagram feeds to the contrary, for the vastly longer portion of human history, to see a perfect replica of yourself was an uncanny event, impossible e...

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    What's Next for This Year's Big Oscar Winners

    With this Oscar season finally winding down, it's about time we take a look at what's next for our winning director, writers and actors. While Cate Blanchett has already finished two Terrence Malick films and another "Hobbit" sequel, America's sweetheart Lupita Nyong'o is just getting started.

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    Watch: Impressive Reel from Annapurna Pictures Featuring 'American Hustle,' 'Her' and More

    It's no secret that 2013 was a great year for cinema, with terrific films breaking the boundaries of genre, budget and international appeal. One particular production company has managed to bring an especially impressive set of films onto its roster.

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    WATCH: New Featurette for Oscar-Nominated 'Her' Score, Plus Karen O, Spike Jonze & KK Barrett Perform "Moon Song"

    Check out a new featurette about scoring "Her" with Oscar nominee William Butler of Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett of Final Fantasy. Writer/director Spike Jonze, production designer KK Barrett and chanteuse Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs graced KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with a live performance o...

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    Talking the 'Her' Score with Arcade Fire Oscar Nominee William Butler

    Oscar-nominated William Butler's first-time experience composing the wistful score for Spike Jonze's "Her" with his Arcade Fire partner Owen Pallett was a bit of a romance as well as a crash course in moviemaking. And yet the experience opened him up more intuitively to the collaborative process.

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    WATCH: Karen O, Spike Jonze and KK Barrett's Heartfelt Acoustic Performance of "The Moon Song" from "Her"

    The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs Karen O visited the KCRW studio earlier today to perform "The Moon Song" from "Her," which is up for Best Original Song at this year's Academy Awards. Writer/director/producer Spike Jonze, and production designer KK Barrett provided vocal and acoustic accompaniment.

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    Watch: Scarlett Johansson's Voice is Replaced by Teddy Ruxpin in 'Her' Spoof Trailer

    Scarlett Johansson's been receiving plenty of kudos, including a Best Actress win at the Rome Film Festival, for her voice performance as Samantha, an operating system who falls in love with Joaquin Phoenix, in Spike Jonze's "Her." But how would the film play if Samantha was voiced by none other tha...

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    'Her' Review: Spike Jonze Returns with a Vengeance with Tech Romance (Q & A)

    Some of the best movies come from filmmakers on the rebound from a flop. After years of struggling to finish his labor of love, the idiosyncratic Maurice Sendak adaptation "Where the Wild Things Are," Spike Jonze has returned with a vengeance, for the first time writing as well as directing the stor...

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    Spike Jonze on Developing 'Her' and Shooting a Sex Scene Between a Man and His Operating System

    Since first premiering at the New York Film Festival, Spike Jonze's future-set love story "Her" has gone to snag a slew of awards including the National Board of Review's Best Picture and Director honors, and accolades. Indiewire's Eric Kohn called it "one of the best studios movies of the year," wh...

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    'Inside Llewyn Davis' Wins Best Picture & Best Actor From Toronto Film Critics Association

    Such is the awards season that just as your getting ready to wind things down on the west coast, or already in bed on the east coast, the honors keep coming. And the latest is from north of the border, with critics in Toronto weighing in on their faves of the year.

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