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The Art And Anatomy Of The Cinematic Trailer

Before films hit theaters they are heralded by trailers that can either drive people to the box office or keep them away. Stephen Garrett, owner of the trailer house Jump Cut Creative, talks about what it takes to lure audiences without spoiling a film.
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Voting Pinochet Out Was More Than Just A Yes Or 'No'

In the Chilean film No, which is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, a young ad man devises a campaign to vote the dictator Augusto Pinochet out of office using rainbows and catchy theme songs.
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Oscar Nominees Faced Pressure Playing 'Real People'

Morning Edition has gone into the archives for NPR interviews from the past year with two Oscar nominees. We'll hear from Naomi Watts who plays a tsunami survivor in The Impossible. And Daniel Day Lewis who plays Abraham Lincoln.
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From Louisiana To Versailles, Funding 'Vital Stories, Artfully Told'

With its mission to tell stories from underrepresented perspectives, Cinereach has supported more than 100 movies, including Beasts of the Southern Wild and The Queen of Versailles.
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In 'Kings Point,' The Sunny Promise Of Retirement Gathers Clouds

Audie Cornish talks with Sari Gillman, director of Kings Point, a documentary that shows the lonely and raw lives of retirees in Florida. The short film has been nominated for an Oscar.
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Movies Showcase Mississippi's Villainous Role

Quentin Tarantino's slavery revenge story Django Unchained, has been nominated for a number of Oscars. The spaghetti western is up for best picture, original screenplay and actor Christoph Waltz has been nominated for his supporting role in the film. The state of Mississippi plays a supporting role too, but Mississippians are tired of being typecast.

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