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Oscars 2011: Red Carpet Videos: Inception's Pfister, Zimmer, Network's Sorkin, Brand & More

Oscars 2011: Red Carpet Videos: Inception's Pfister, Zimmer, Network's Sorkin, Brand & More
Best Cinematography Winner: Wally Pfister, Inception
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 1, 2011 10:43 AM
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Oscars 2011: Winners Talk: Portman & Firth, Bale & Leo, Sorkin & Seidler, Inception, TSN (UPDATED)

Oscars 2011: Winners Talk: Portman & Firth, Bale & Leo, Sorkin & Seidler, Inception, TSN (UPDATED)
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 28, 2011 2:35 AM
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Oscar Video: Inception ASC-winner Pfister Talks Working with Nolan in 35 mm, Tech Panel Q & A

Oscar Video: Inception ASC-winner Pfister Talks Working with Nolan in 35 mm, Tech Panel Q & A
In a surprise win, American director of photography Wally Pfister, who has been working with Chris Nolan for twelve years, ever since Memento, collected his first American Society of Cinematographers' award for Inception Sunday. He beat out Oscar favorite Roger Deakins, who collected the BAFTA for True Grit on Sunday. Check out my flip cam interview with Pfister (below), who talks about working with Nolan; Pfister has received Oscar nominations for Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight and now, Inception, one of eight noms for the film.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 14, 2011 9:19 AM
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Oscar Talk: Possible King's Speech Sweep, Santa Barbara Fest, Potential Upsets

Oscar Talk: Possible King's Speech Sweep, Santa Barbara Fest, Potential Upsets
In this week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I debate a King's Speech Oscar sweep, possible Oscar upsets and share what we learned in Santa Barbara at various tributes and panels.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 5, 2011 12:42 AM
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Taymor's Tempest and Spider-Man Musical Both Open in December

Taymor's Tempest and Spider-Man Musical Both Open in December
Julie Taymor is cheering up these days. Her movie of Shakespeare's The Tempest--which had been in limbo at Miramax-- is now closing night at the Venice Film Fest (here's the new poster) and a centerpiece gala at New York, and is set to open December 10. Meanwhile her long-in-the-works Broadway musical Spider-Man finally has an opening date: December 21.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 11, 2010 12:54 PM
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