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  1. Making of 'Jackie': How a Chilean Director Convinced Natalie Portman to Play the Grieving First Lady

    8:55 am 12/1/2016

    "Even though so much has been written, we know very little," says Director Pablo Larrain of America's most famous first lady, Jackie Kennedy.Read more

  2. Nicole Kidman on Adoption Connection That Drew Her to Miraculous True Story 'Lion'

    8:55 am 11/22/2016

    For his first feature, Aussie director Garth Davis went to India as he searched long and hard to cast the role of a 5-year-old boy who barely speaks, put Dev Patel through audition hell and cut through a mountain of red tape to get the busiest bridge in Kolkata to shut down for a day.Read more

  3. How Clint Eastwood Surviving a Plane Crash Led Him to Direct 'Sully'

    9:00 am 11/17/2016

    After the film was passed on for years due to Denzel Washington's 'Flight,' the director and star Tom Hanks reveal that their biggest challenge wasn't merely to land a jet in the Hudson River — it was figuring out how to fill the film's other 93 minutes. Read more

  4. Making of 'Neruda': How a Biopic of a Chilean Communist Poet "Completely Turned the Genre on Its Head"

    7:00 am 11/14/2016

    Pablo Larrain and his cast braved snowstorms, hypothermia — and high-fat diets — to bring the tale of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda to the big screen.Read more

  5. How 'Moonlight' Became a "Personal Memoir" for Director Barry Jenkins: "I  Knew the Story Like the Back of My Hand"

    6:30 am 11/11/2016

    A coming-of-age story about a black gay man growing up in Miami could have been a hard sell. But Jenkins had no doubts: "Even for me, on set, directing these things, it was like some extremely aggressive therapy. For me, it’s not just a movie."Read more

  6. How 'La La Land' Went From First-Screening Stumbles to Hollywood Ending

    6:30 am 11/3/2016

    'La La Land' director Damien Chazelle shared he feared at first for his modern musical with its many early struggles—until the Venice Film Festival.Read more

  7. Making of 'Hateful Eight': How Tarantino Braved Sub-Zero Weather and a Stolen Screener

    7:55 am 1/7/2016

    The writer-director and his cast recall the challenges of getting the three-hour, 70mm saga to the screen, from a script stolen in 2014 to an online leak of the film, as the notorious stickler for realism shot his stars outdoors in the Rocky Mountains ("It was freezing, man, freezing," recalls Walton Goggins) and chained Jennifer Jason Leigh to Kurt Russell for 14-hour days ("We were like a very disturbed version of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers," says the actress).Read more

  8. Making of 'Carol': Why It Took 60 Years to Film the Lesbian Love Story

    9:00 am 1/5/2016

    "I didn’t think I’d be good in it," says Rooney Mara, who initially declined the role opposite Cate Blanchett, as she recalls their three-minute love scene ("Those things are always awkward") and a much more shocking one that was cut from the film.Read more

  9. Making of 'Joy': How Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell Survived Endless Blizzards

    9:25 am 12/22/2015

    Script rewrites, blowups and adding a Haitian plumber character were just a part of the creative process for Russell's film, for which Kristen Wiig once considered playing Lawrence's title role.Read more

  10. 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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