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  1. 'Nebraska' Director Alexander Payne, Haskell Wexler Honored by Location Managers

    5:25 pm 3/5/2014

    Commercial location scout Scott Dewees will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the LGMA Awards.Read more

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  2. Oscars: Inside the Last, Desperate Push to Win Over Voters Before Balloting Closes

    4:32 pm 2/24/2014

    From taking over the late-night talk shows to going anywhere a reporter and camera might follow —even the Vatican — this year's nominees have stopped at nothing to court votes during the final days of this year's cutthroat Oscar race.Read more

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  3. Oscar Breakdown: Best Director

    1:44 pm 2/18/2014

    This year's nominees: An old master who made a vibrant film, a younger master who made one in black-and-white, a Mexican and a Brit plus a guy who has now been nominated in this category in three of the last four years.Read more

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  4. How 'Nebraska's' Composer Wrote Americana Music Without 'Banjo Plucking'

    10:27 am 1/31/2014

    Mark Orton explains how 'temp love' got him the gig, what Alexander Payne's best advice is and why he didn't nab an Oscar nomination.Read more

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  5. Telluride vs. Toronto: Forced to Pick One Fest or Other, Where Will Filmmaker Loyalties Fall?

    10:54 am 1/30/2014

    Upset that films they accepted as premieres were sneak-screening in Telluride, Toronto Int'l Film Fest organizers say they will no longer screen any films that have already been seen elsewhere within their fest's first four days.Read more

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  6. Oscars: David O. Russell, Martin Scorsese and Other Directors Reveal What Inspired Their Nominated Movies

    8:50 am 1/28/2014

    This year's crop of nominees -- which also includes Alexander Payne, Steve McQueen and Alfonso Cuaron -- reveals the personal ideas and experiences that influenced their films.Read more

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  7. Studio Shifts, Gene Hackman's Retirement and Filming in Black and White: Making 'Nebraska'

    9:00 am 1/6/2014

    Alexander Payne's latest film began 10 years ago with an unemployed comedian whose mover knew Bruce Dern, and ended with a standing ovation at Cannes and the actor's greatest role after "55 years of trying to get here."Read more

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  8. Golden Globes Reactions: What the Nominees Are Saying

    8:30 am 12/12/2013

    UPDATED: Emma Thompson, Oscar Isaac, Zooey Deschanel and others on their honors, announced Thursday morning.Read more

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