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The Documentary Oscar Shortlist Has Landed

Well, after we had the temerity to predict the Oscar shortlist of 15 documentaries, we didn't do half bad.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 3, 2013 2:00 PM
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Sebastian Junger Grieves for Fallen Comrade Tim Hetherington Via HBO Doc 'Which Way is the Front Line from Here?' (VIDEO)

Sebastian Junger is a tough guy. The whip-smart Vanity Fair contributing editor and author ("War," "Fire," "The Perfect Storm") has put himself in dangerous situations, from Liberia and Niger to Sierra Leone, as an occupational hazard. He won a National Magazine Award for reporting the Oct. 1999 Vanity Fair article “The Forensics of War.” But when he heard of the death of his best friend, British filmmaker and war photographer Tim Hetherington, 40, who had co-directed with him the Oscar-nominated Afghanistan doc "Restrepo," Junger gave up his jones for danger.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 20, 2013 5:29 PM
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Relativity Media Options Junger's Vanity Fair Article 'Blood Oil'

Relativity Media has optioned the rights to Sebastian Junger's 2007 Vanity Fair article "Blood Oil," an account of the Niger Delta oil saboteurs and how the militants may have sparked a U.S. recession by playing havoc on world oil prices.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 13, 2012 5:37 PM
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