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Weekly Wrap: EFM, Festivals, Awards, Counting Down to Oscar, Superheroes, Director Families

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 18, 2011 at 9:01AM

Thompson on Hollywood


- Oscar Video: Inception ASC-winner Pfister Talks Working with Nolan in 35 mm, Tech Panel Q & A.

- Oscar Watch: Hereafter VFX Breakdown.

- Oscar Watch: The King’s Speech’s Helena Bonham Carter Could Win Best Supporting Actress.

- Is Banksy Campaigning For (Or Against) The Oscars?.

- Oscar Video Exclusive: How Pixar Made Day & Night Short.

- Oscar Talk: King’s Speech Sweep vs. Inception, Social Network, and Alice, Foreign and Shorts Picks.

- Oscar Noms Boost Soundtrack Sales of Inception and The Social Network.

- Ten Star Portraits in Time: Bening, Firth, Williams, Swinton, Franco & More Talk Fave Performances.

- Rupert Murdoch Pere Knew King’s Speech Therapist Lionel Logue.

- BAFTAs Go to King’s Speech, Social Network, Inception, Black Swan, Alice, Dragon Tattoo.


- SXSW 2011: Conference Film Panels on Super, Source Code, Todd Phillips, More.

- Sundance & Berlin Dealbook: Higher Ground, Magic Trip, Madonna’s Love Epic, Take Shelter.

- Berlin Dealbook: EFM’s Satisfied Buyers, Headshot, Blind Bastard Club, Stake Land, Happy.

- Berlin Dealbook: Godard, Holland, Bobby Fischer, Wong Kar Wai, Black Power Mixtape, Herzog’s Next.

- New Directors/New Films Opens with Margin Call, Features Incendies, Happy, Happy, Attenberg, Octubre.


- New School of Superheroes: Bale, Cavill, Evans, Garfield, Hemsworth, Reynolds & Palicki in Tights.

- The Amazing Spider-Man: Official New Title and Andrew Garfield in Full Spider-Man Suit.

- Development Watch: Kidman & Wiesz Marry for Hallström’s Danish Girl, Cotillard for Knight Rises.

- Directors Keep It In The Family: Dark Knight Rises, Dark Shadows.

- Casting Coup: Maria Bello Lands Helen Mirren Role in NBC’s Prime Suspect Remake.

- Relativity Hires Noyce to Direct Hunter Killer.

- Poster Watch: One Day’s Hathaway and Sturgess in the Clinch.

- Legend Watch: Shakespeare as Hollywood Screenwriter, Dame Judi as Career Sage.

- Trailer, Poster Watch: Williams in Meek’s Cutoff,  Brand vs. Mirren in Arthur, Biopic Soul Surfer.

- FilmDistrict’s Berney Talks 2011 Slate, Del Toro Pick-Up Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.


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This article is related to: Awards, Box Office, Directors, Festivals, Franchises, Headliners, Studios, TOH: Best of the Week, Oscars

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.