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August 25, 2010

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The DGA Set Dates for the 2010, 2011 Season

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The DGA sends out ballots on November 30. What names do you think might pop up there? At some point in the next several weeks, there will be a solid five emerging. Maybe only four will emerge strong and a fifth will be a surprise. What is always amazing to me is how it all solidifies fairly quickly. With ten Best Picture nominees, the attention shifts somewhat to the director…

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Academy Board of Governors honors Brownlow, Coppola, Godard & Wallach

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Via press release: Beverly Hills, CA ‚Äî The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted last night to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-director Francis Ford Coppola and Honorary Awards to historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach. All four awards will be presented at the Academy‚Äôs 2nd Annual Governors Awards dinner on Saturday, November 13,…

1922 Kodak color film test

1922 Kodak color film test

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The first full-length Technicolor film was Becky Sharp in 1935. (Check out the promo after the cut.) Though there had been experimental effects done with tinting and hand-stenciling as far back as George M√©li√®s in the early 1900′s, Vulture uncovers this test reel for a full-color film process in 1922. Easy to take science and tech developments for granted in this age of visual marvels, but it’s nice to look…

Site Redesign

Site Redesign

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Whoa, what did we just do? Yeah, we changed things a bit. Give us some time to grease up the wheels and parts and make this baby run more smoothly. There will be many more additions in the coming days. For now, though, we’re just happy to be here at all.

Army of Crime

Army of Crime

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Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir says Army of Crime is “a solid, spellbinding drama which along the way offers a not-so-subtle commentary on the diverse, immigrant-rich society of contemporary France.” He also notes the threads connecting this real-life story of WWII French resistance with one of last year’s most rousing Best Picture nominees: It’s entirely possible that Tarantino had the Manouchian group in mind when inventing his fictional Resistance cell for “Inglourious…

WALL-E bye bye

Disney withdraws from the Annie Awards

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Citing concerns over the voting process, Disney/Pixar is removing itself from official participation at the Annie Awards. “After more than a year of discussions with the ASIFA board, we have regretfully decided to withdraw from the organization and no longer participate in the annual Annie Awards,” said Disney-Pixar prexy Ed Catmull. “We believe there is an issue with the way the Annies are judged, and have been seeking a mutually…