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Watch: 8-Minute Supercut Celebrates The Evolution Of The Dolly Zoom

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2014 11:30 AM
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Raging Bull
While contemporary directors have no shortage of visual tricks and effects to use when putting their movies together, one of the oldest in the book requires nothing more than a camera and a set of wheels. You may not know it by name, but the dolly zoom is an effect that keeps the subject of the shot in focus, while the camera moves in or away, creating a pretty nifty effect on the visual plane. And now you can see the best of the best of that artistry in one pretty solid supercut.

Watch: Martin Scorsese Presents The U.S. Trailer & Poster For Ben Wheatley's 'A Field In England'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2014 1:47 PM
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Since 2011, Ben Wheatley has been working at a ridiculous pace, with three feature films under his belt ("Kill List," "Sightseers" and "A Field In England"), a segment in the horror anthology "The ABCs Of Death," and a handful of other films in the pipeline. And while he's earned adulation from critics, festival audiences and the cult crowd, the name of the latest booster likely made Wheatley's day a little better.

Watch: Impressive VFX Reel For ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’, UAE Cinemagoers In Uproar As 45 Minutes Cut From Film

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 14, 2014 9:04 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
While they undoubtedly exist in the film, walking out of Martin Scorsese's “The Wolf of Wall Street” you'd swear a static, locked-down shot was absent from its three-hour entirety. That breathless display comes from Scorsese and his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker, sure, but credit must also go to the visual effects team that knit the film together in a variety of subtle and surprising ways, as a new VFX reel shows.

2013: The Year In Quotes

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • January 9, 2014 2:23 PM
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The Best Quotes of 2013
2013, we’re not quite done with you yet. To close off our coverage of the year gone by, we wanted to hand over the mic to the actors, directors and other film professionals who made waves, headlines, faux pas, announcements, pronouncements or funny gags throughout the year. And we’re changing up the format this time out, scouring the whole internet and not just our own archives for these little nuggets, mainly because we’re fairly sure you’ve all avidly consumed, and committed to memory every word of each of the 200-odd interviews we ran in 2013, and we’d be preaching to the choir.

Wong Kar-Wai & Martin Scorsese Talk ‘The Grandmaster,’ Fights, Music & More In New York City

  • By Alex Suskind
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  • January 9, 2014 12:06 PM
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Martin Scorsese Wong Kar-Wai
Martin Scorsese took a break from promoting “The Wolf of Wall Street” last night to help get the word out on another film that has his name on it: Wong Kar-wai’s “The Grandmaster.” At a special screening at the Lighthouse International Theater in New York City, Scorsese and Wong participated in an entertaining and detailed question and answer session, where they discussed everything from the film’s grueling three-year production to its beautifully meditative fight sequences.

Martin Scorsese Praises Paul Thomas Anderson, David Fincher, Coens & More In Open Letter About Future Of Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2014 10:24 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
The future of cinema has been one one of the biggest news stories the past year, with Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas becoming concerned about an industry increasingly focused on blockbusters and franchises, and little else. But some perspective arrives today from a filmmaker who has been in the game for a long time, and pretty much done it all: Martin Scorsese. And he still believes in the future of the film.

Directors Guild Award Nominations Include Alfonso Cuaron, David O. Russell & Martin Scorsese But No Coens

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2014 1:16 PM
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American Hustle
The Coens might want to hold on putting down that deposit for a tuxedo, as it seems their wonderful "Inside Llewyn Davis" is not registering with voters. After being shut out of the Producers Guild and Writers Guild awards nominations, the directorial duo have once again been left in the cold, this time by the DGA.

Watch: Real 'Wolf Of Wall Street' Jordan Belfort Tells The Crazy Yacht Trip Story, Explains The Phases Of Quaaludes & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2014 9:08 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
While the real Jordan Belfort has said he won't be making any money off the film adaptation of his memoir "The Wolf Of Wall Street," one can only imagine that the man who makes his current living as a motivational speaker, will earn a boost in folks curious to hear what he has to say following the movie. And with the stories he's accumulated from his hedonistic days in the financial game, it's no wonder that Belfort is an engaging racounteur and this 13-minute video from a few years back proves it.

Martin Scorsese Says Deleted Scenes From 'Wolf Of Wall Street' May Be Seen, 4-Hour Cut Was Just First Assembly

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 1:54 PM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese doesn't do director's cuts. And you're not going get deleted scenes out of him too often either. While editor Thelma Schoonmaker revealed last month that the idea of releasing a 2-part, 4-hour version of "The Wolf Of Wall Street" was bandied about, that "version" will likely never see the light of day. As far as Scorsese is concerned, while there has been much chatter around that cut, for him it was just the first step of making any movie and it's not his definitive vision.

Jordan Belfort Says He Won't Make Money From 'Wolf Of Wall Street'; Film Breaks Record For F-Bombs, New Photos

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 2, 2014 9:41 AM
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The Wolf Of Wall Street
As the debate rages about whether or not "The Wolf Of Wall Street" glorifies the misdeeds of sleazy Wall Street scumbags without offering consideration for the victims in their path, folks can perhaps rest assured that the real life Jordan Belfort won't make a dime off the movie or the book he wrote that it's based on (though he's already walked away with Leonardo DiCaprio filming a weird endorsement for the man himself).

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