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When A Lost 'Lunchbox' Leads To Love, A Mistake Becomes A Miracle

When two lonely souls are connected through a misdelivered lunch box, they begin a romance by letters — and by food. Ritesh Batra, director of The Lunchbox, talks about his surprising love story.
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'These Birds Walk': The Story Of Pakistan's Runaway Children

The documentary These Birds Walk is about great sadness in the very young. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks to co-directors Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq, who spent three years in Pakistan to make the film.
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'Frozen' Success Gives Norway A Potential Tourism Boost

The box-office hit Frozen is nominated for two Oscars: best animated feature and best original song. Since the movie was released, visits to Norway's tourism site have more than tripled.
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The Human Moments We Miss, Backstage At The Oscars

He was there when Jennifer Lawrence stumbled. He received life-changing advice from Philip Seymour Hoffman. Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican shares stories from the Academy Awards.
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A Picket Line At The Oscars: Visual-Effects Artists To Protest

For the second year, hundreds of visual-effects workers will be protesting instead of celebrating Hollywood's big night. They say subsidies luring studios abroad are draining the profession.
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Elaine Stritch, Volatile And Vulnerable In 'Shoot Me'

The 89-year-old, Tony Award-winning Broadway star is the subject of a new documentary, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. She spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about seeing herself on screen.
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What The Oscars Mean, And What They Don't

The Oscars are coming up this weekend, but do they matter anymore? Bob Mondello talks about why the Oscars frustrate him, and we search — maybe in vain — for meaning.
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Liam Neeson's Action Chops Take Flight In 'Non-Stop'

Neeson became a bankable action hero in 2008 after the thriller Taken. Now almost 62, he's still getting out of tight corners with his fists. His new film unfolds on a transatlantic flight.
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A Cowboy Stunt Double Who Made The Stars Look Good

For decades, Dean Smith doubled for Gene Autry, John Wayne and other Hollywood stars in some of America's most iconic Westerns. Those days are behind him, but Smith is still a cowboy at heart.
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Keen Eyes, Uncanny Instincts Keep Films In Sharp Focus

Believe it or not, the person responsible for keeping each and every shot of a movie in focus never looks through a camera lens. NPR's Susan Stamberg explains the role of the focus puller.

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