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A Bridge To Hollywood Legend: Saying Farewell To The Sixth Street Viaduct

The bridge starred in so many iconic scenes — in films from Grease to Terminator 2 — it had become an icon unto itself. Due to safety concerns, though, the Sixth Street Viaduct is getting torn down.
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In Animated, Oscar-Nominated Doc, A Man Turns His Brother In For Murder

Last Day of Freedom uses more than 30,000 hand-drawn images to tell the story of Bill and Manny Babbitt. The film raises questions about trust, family, mental illness and the criminal justice system.
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How 'Oscars' Screens The Salty Moments

Live events aren't for sissies. That's especially true for the sound guys at the Oscars. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro speaks with Dolby's Steve Venezia about what can go wrong, but usually doesn't.
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Oscars Preview: A Look At The Diversity Problem, Performances And Predictions

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with NPR's pop culture blogger Linda Holmes and movie critic Bob Mondello about Sunday's Oscar awards.
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Adam McKay Of 'Funny Or Die' Dissects The '08 Economic Crash In 'The Big Short'

Not only do the characters in McKay's Oscar-nominated film warn about the collapse of the global economy — they make money off of it. Originally broadcast Dec. 23, 2015.
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Film Shines A 'Spotlight' On Boston's Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal

Director Tom McCarthy and former Globe editor Walter Robinson discuss Spotlight, the Oscar-nominated film about Boston's clergy sex abuse scandal. Originally broadcast Oct. 29, 2015.
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For 2 Black Stuntmen Breaking Into Hollywood, 'You Were Subject To Get Hurt'

In the 1960s, when jobs were rare for black stuntmen, Willie Harris and Alex Brown had to teach themselves how to take a punch. But they couldn't prepare themselves for the vitriol they felt on set.
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Directors Know: When Child Actors Are On Set, The Studio Teacher Is In Charge

All sorts of laws govern the use of children in movies, and studio teachers like Lois Yaroshefsky are in charge of enforcing them. As Jungle Book director Jon Favreau puts it, "Lois is the boss."
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Here's What People Are Doing Sunday Night To Avoid Watching The Oscars

Oscars too white for you? Here are some alternative ways to celebrate film — and people of color in film — on Hollywood's big night.
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What's Behind The Best Supporting Actress Curse? Plain, Old, Unmagical Sexism

As legend has it, winning that Oscar is a career killer. But film critic Amy Nicholson says it actually has everything to do with the kinds of roles available to women.

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