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The Woman Behind The Oscar-Nominated Sound Of 'Unbroken'

The film's tricky dialogue and dogfights were made possible by Becky Sullivan — the fifth woman ever nominated for the sound editing award. NPR's own Becky Sullivan met her to learn about the craft.

1 Film, 6 Stories On The 'Pleasure Of Losing Control'

Wild Tales includes six stories of people who are set off by things like road rage or infidelity. Then, says director Damián Szifron, "they cross the line that separates civilization from barbarism."

Meet John Sloss, The Man Behind Some Of Your Favorite Indie Films

Sloss is a lawyer, talent manager, sales agent and producer for films like Boys Don't Cry, The Fog of War and Boyhood. "He's a bulldog; he fights for the films he believes in," one filmmaker says.

King Of Condensed Films: Meet Chuck Workman, The Oscars' Montage Master

It's a classic element of the Oscars telecast: that sequence of clips paying tribute to film industry greats. Chuck Workman created them for 20 years, and likens his craft to making a fruitcake.

Tibetan Villagers Pose Before Backdrops, Earn Oscar Nomination

They're photographed in front of Asian scenes, a beach, Disneyland. It's a fictional film called Butter Lamp. And it has a real message.

'I'll Take Insanely Hard Oscar Trivia For 400, Alex'

Can you name the longest title of a film nominated for best picture? Or most Oscar-nominated family? At O'Brien's Irish Pub in Santa Monica, the trivia night regulars are former game show champions.

The Oscars Are Coming, With 1 Big Hit And Few Close Contests

Linda Holmes and movie critic Bob Mondello sit down with Audie Cornish to talk about the upcoming Oscars.

In These Six 'Wild Tales,' Humans Morph Into Destructive Forces Of Nature

The Argentinean film co-produced by Pedro Almodovar is up for an Oscar for best foreign language film. It features a drunk teenager who runs over a woman and an angry bride at a glitzy Jewish wedding.

As 'Hollywood Jobs' Turns 10, We Follow Up With The Folks In The Credits

NPR's Susan Stamberg has talked to everyone from focus pullers to foley artists. She finds that in the last 10 years, technology and out-of-state tax incentives have been Hollywood game-changers.

Good Acting, Directing And Story Make 'McFarland USA' Effective

McFarland USA is an apologetically inspirational Disney sports movie. Kevin Costner plays a coach who starts a high school cross-country team of Mexican-American kids in California's Central Valley.