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Tom Hardy and Steven Knight Explain How the Hell They Pulled Off Must-See 'Locke'

Writer-director Steven Knight and actor Tom Hardy shot "Locke" 16 times from start to end in 12 days, locked inside a moving car on the M6 in England, with multiple cameras filming. Yes, Tom Hardy was often driving that car, but not always. In a video interview the two men explain how they pulled off the ultimate film acting stunt.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 25, 2014 2:03 PM
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Motion Capture Maestro Andy Serkis Talks 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

Andy Serkis came to Stuttgart on Wednesday and Europe's premier computer graphics conference, FMX, finally got a taste of star power after nearly 20 years. It probably could've done without the heavy security, though, as Fox took every precaution to prevent online piracy. The performance capture guru showed the same footage from "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" that was glimpsed at WonderCon last week, and discussed the continuing evolution of his digital craft.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 24, 2014 2:05 PM
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WATCH: John Turturro Spans Career, 'Fading Gigolo' and More in Hour-Long Conversation at 92nd Street Y

Triple-threat John Turturro wrote, directed and stars alongside Woody Allen in the new comedy "Fading Gigolo," now the second best limited opening of 2014 so far. Following a screening of the film in New York at the 92nd Street Y, Turturro sat down with critic Annette Insdorf for an hour-long conversation about the film and his career. Watch here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 23, 2014 1:21 PM
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New 'Star Wars' Will Cost $200 Million, Casting "Almost Done," George Lucas Still Consulting on Films

Disney chair Alan Horn sat down with Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg Television to discuss the on-the-horizon "Star Wars" trilogy set to unfold over the next several years. Quote highlights, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 12:36 PM
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Read an Excerpt from Andy Warhol's Delightfully Morbid 1974 Interview with Alfred Hitchcock

A rare excerpt has surfaced from Andy Warhol's chat with director Alfred Hitchcock in a September 1974 issue of Interview Magazine. While this unusual meeting of the minds doesn't offer explicit insights into Hitchcock's filmmaking process, the conversation feels more like a portrait of these artists' warped minds.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 21, 2014 2:13 PM
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Best of the Week: Pfister and Depp Interviews, Jon Hamm Career Watch, Women Screenwriters and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • April 19, 2014 2:45 PM
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Wally Pfister Talks Analog vs. Digital in 'Transcendence'

Wally Pfister not only adores film but also vinyl. That's because they both embody "the breath of life," analog beauty that's at the heart of "Transcendence." Indeed, the Oscar-winning cinematographer ("Inception") and Christopher Nolan's former right hand man couldn't have found a more personal statement for his directorial debut than a cautionary tale about uploading human consciousness into a super computer.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 18, 2014 1:15 PM
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Talking Tech and 'Transcendence' with Johnny Depp and Wally Pfister (VIDEO)

You can always bet on a lively press conference with Johnny Depp, but the recent tech talk about "Transcendence" and the inevitability of uploading human consciousness into a super computer brought out his more vulnerable side. Depp admitted, among other things, that he's too clumsy when it comes to texting and that his role as an AI scientist-turned megalomaniac was difficult without a flamboyant mask to hide behind.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 16, 2014 1:37 PM
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'Hank and Asha': How Two Newlyweds Shot a Long-Distance Romance on Their Honeymoon

"We premiered at Slamdance last year and won an award there, and have been on the festival circuit for a year at 25 to 30 festivals, where we won a bunch of awards."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 14, 2014 8:00 PM
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James Cameron on Reddit: Three 'Avatar' Sequels Almost Written, 'Years of Living Dangerously,' Guilty Pleasures, Oculus Rift

James Cameron has been a vegetarian for two years and explains exactly how the search teams in the Indian Ocean will find the submerged crash site for MH370 --if the pings they've located are in fact from the crashed jet's black box. And yes, we now know that the 59-year-old filmmaker/explorer is writing and prepping all three "Avatar" sequels at once before he starts shooting--they should be finished in the next six weeks, he writes.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 12, 2014 5:35 PM
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