George Lucas, the executive producer of the World War II saga, said he wanted the movie to be about heroes. So, he brought them in. Actual Tuskegee Airmen advised actors on everything from how to wear their pants to how to move in a cockpit.
Both Close and co-star Janet McTeer have received Academy Award nominations for their roles in the period drama. Set in Dublin before World War I, it centers on a woman who finds more freedom by living life as a man.
Demian Bichir recently received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of an undocumented immigrant in the drama, "A Better Life." As part of Tell Me More's ongoing series "In Your Ear," Bichir talks about the music that moves him.
The Sundance Film Festival is under way in Park City, Utah, this week. The annual independent film festival has more than a hundred films screening over 10 days. Melissa Block checks in with Los Angeles Times film writer Steven Zeitchik. He says the nation's economic struggles are evident in many of the films on display. And it's not just the documentaries — it's also in the fictional films.
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