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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Documenting the Language of Representation
Oct 21, 2020
The Academy Film Archive’s Cultural Equity and Inclusion Project is filling the social, ethnic, and cultural gaps in how we talk about marginalized communities
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Why I Chose Movies: My First Film School (Part I)
Oct 21, 2020
I was just a movie kid. That’s what I loved to do. And that’s something that I shared with my father.
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Designing a Subway Map for a Digital Generation
Oct 22, 2020
Filmmaker and Academy member Gary Hustwit’s short film explores the design history of the NYC subway map—and its latest iteration, unveiled this week.
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The Art of Movie Spaces
Oct 14, 2020
How architecture and design shape the films we love.
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How to Turn Your Airpods Into a Movie Theater
Oct 9, 2020
Apple has introduced its three-dimensional “spatial” setting for the Airpods Pro.
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Remembering My Friend, Ron Cobb
Oct 8, 2020
Jim Bissell pays tribute to the legendary production designer and looks back on the alien encounter that brought them together.
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To Dream Big From the Comfort of Home
Oct 7, 2020
With “Charm City Kings,” director Angel Manuel Soto fulfills a long-held ambition to make a Hollywood feature. Now he wants to see the film sector in his native Puerto Rico rebuilt so Hollywood isn’t the only option.
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How One Couple Watched 92 Years of Oscar Winners
Oct 5, 2020
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Short of the Week: “A Zombie Extra’s First Day on Set”
Oct 2, 2020
What’s it like to be an extra on set ... playing a dead person ... covered in zombie makeup? Key & Peele provide their funny take on these random questions.
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“Rashomon” Revisited
Oct 2, 2020
The essential Japanese classic finds a new audience on the small screen, by way of Academy members (and some Oscar winners).
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Movie Trailers Trending This Month (Oct. 2020)
Oct 1, 2020
Aaron Sorkin’s new film, animated movies for the kids, and more new movies coming out soon that we’re excited about.
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The Making of a Man: How Producer Tommy Oliver Came to Be
Oct 1, 2020
The Confluential Content CEO and new Academy member, who writes, directs, produces and edits, has a Renaissance man’s skill set, but ultimately it’s all in service of exploring the human condition.
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Disney+ GroupWatch and 7 Other Watch Party Apps
Sep 30, 2020
Here are 8 great ways to re-create the social experience with your friends, alone together.
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A Personal Search for Art
Sep 25, 2020
From her sister’s suicide to the rise of fascism in her native Brazil, director Petra Costa has found a way to process her grief through film.
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Hundreds of Studio Ghibli Movie Stills—for Free
Sep 24, 2020
The Japanese animation house is making 400 hi-res images available for download. Just use them “within the scope of common sense.”
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In the Trenches With an American Cinema Chain Founder
Sep 23, 2020
Tim League on the ethos behind his independent movie house and innovating to survive a pandemic.
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Things You Didn't Know — 'Real Women Have Curves'
Sep 18, 2020
Last night, the influential cast and crew of 'Real Women Have Curves' joined us for a very special #WatchWithTheAcademy. Here's what we learned about the film.
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