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Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Sean Bobbitt Talks '12 Years a Slave'

Sean Bobbitt discusses going for visual simplicity in Steve McQueen's Oscar frontrunner, "12 Years a Slave."
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 18, 2013 12:33 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Greengrass and Hanks Talk Moments of Crisis in 'Captain Phillips'

Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks discuss authenticity and emotional truth in the fact-based high-seas drama, "Captain Phillips."
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 11, 2013 1:23 PM
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Immersed in Movies: 'Gravity' Takes a Giant VFX Leap as Pure Cinema

Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron and VFX supervisor Tim Webber explore the reverse engineering that went into animating the Oscar-contending space adventure starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 4, 2013 12:39 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Editors Joel Cox and Gary Roach Talk 'Prisoners'

Clint Eastwood's editors Joel Cox and Gary Roach discuss taking time out to get under the skin of Denis Villeneuve's provocative "Prisoners."
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 27, 2013 1:10 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Dod Mantle Talks Ron Howard's 'Rush' and 'In the Heart of the Sea' (VIDEO)

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Anthony Dod Mantle is in the race for his second Oscar for "Rush," and explains how he processed and integrated archival footage with live-action cinematography for a '70s painterly look.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 20, 2013 2:41 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Transforming 'The Wizard of Oz' in 3-D for IMAX (VIDEO)

"The Wizard of Oz" gets a 3-D makeover for IMAX and relaunches the renovated TCL Chinese Theater for a one-week engagement September 20. Three scenes were previewed to press, and it was a nice sampling: the introduction of the Tin Man, the storming of the Wicked Witch's castle, and the climactic castle chase.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • September 11, 2013 2:30 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Talking Indie Drama 'Savannah,' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Caviezel (TRAILER)

"Savannah" is the latest entry in this year's cycle of movies devoted to the African-American experience. Director Annette Haywood-Carter discusses shooting her first indie.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • August 23, 2013 12:18 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Galvin Talks Recreating the White House in New Orleans for 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

Tim Galvin jumped at the rare opportunity to design nearly a century of the African-American experience, both inside and outside the White House, with "Lee Daniels' The Butler."
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • August 16, 2013 1:37 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Disney's Mini Comic-Con D23 Showcases Marvel, 'Maleficent,' 'Cinderella' and Oscar-Contenders 'Frozen' and 'Saving Mr. Banks,' But No 'Star Wars'

Despite ignoring "Star Wars: Episode VII," D23 showed off Disney's impressive live-action and animation slate, making it the envy of the industry now that Lucasfilm has joined the fold with Marvel and Pixar.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • August 12, 2013 4:00 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Neill Blomkamp Talks 'Elysium,' Sci-Fi, VFX (TRAILER)

"Elysium" director Neill Blomkamp discusses going more commercial and the have and have nots of his movies and the VFX industry.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • August 6, 2013 2:21 PM
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