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2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Picture

FILM SYNOPSIS: In 1957, in the midst of the Cold War, New York insurance lawyer James Donovan is enlisted to provide a pro-bono defense for Rudolf Abel, who is accused of spying for the Russians. The CIA then sends Donovan to East Berlin to conduct precarious negotiations with the Soviets to exchange Abel for a recently captured U.S. Air Force pilot, Francis Gary Powers. … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Picture

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Supporting Actor

MARK RYLANCE “Bridge Of Spies” OscarsⓇ Nominated Role: As Rudolf Abel, Mark Rylance plays an undercover KGB agent stationed in the U.S. who is apprehended and tried for espionage. Whether you’re Tom Hanks or someone unknown, being in a Steven Spielberg film will likely catapult your career, not just because there’s tons of eyes on a Spielberg piece, but because he’s an except director. Mark … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Supporting Actor

2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Original Score

BRIDGE OF SPIES Thomas Newman The paranoia and uneasiness of the Cold War are brought to life by Thomas Newman’s score for “Bridge Of Spies.” On top of being a period piece, the film itself is a re-teaming of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, which brings about reminiscent qualities that are shared with the score. Pushing scenes like the final bridge exchange, the battle … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Original Score

2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Production Design

BRIDGE OF SPIES Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich (Set Decoration) Listening to “Bridge Of Spies” production designer Adam Stockhausen talk about his process, the thing he mentions a few times is how much Berlin has changed since the days of the Cold War and the Berlin Wall, which make it almost impossible to film a historically accurate period piece there … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Production Design

2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Original Screenplay

BRIDGE OF SPIES Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen FILM SYNOPSIS: In 1957, in the midst of the Cold War, New York insurance lawyer James Donovan is enlisted to provide a pro-bono defense for Rudolf Abel, who is accused of spying for the Russians. The CIA then sends Donovan to East Berlin to conduct precarious negotiations with the Soviets to … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Original Screenplay

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – 6 nominations

“BRIDGE OF SPIES” {click each category for individual look} // Produced by Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt, and Kristie Macosko Krieger // Directed by Steven Spielberg // // Dated Viewed: Sunday, February 14th, 2016 // DVD //  11 films – 15 days //

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Tuesday Releases: Bridge Of Spies & The Last Witch Hunter

FEBRUARY 1ST, 2016 New Releases Big Stone Gap Bridge Of Spies Freeheld (2015) Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet The Keeping Room The Last Witch Hunter Our Brand Is Crisis Rock The Kasbah Shelter (2015) Suffragette Truth (2015)

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Oscars: Sound Editing Versus Sound Mixing

Instead of going into detail on each film and their chances (or lack thereof) as far as the sound goes, I thought it would be more beneficial to broach the topic of what the differences are between the Best Sound Editing category and Best Sound Mixing category, since I have to refresh my own memory most years when the Oscars roll around. Since more … Read More Oscars: Sound Editing Versus Sound Mixing

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Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nominations

88TH ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATION – RESULTS Best Picture “The Big Short” “Bridge Of Spies” “Sicario” || “Brooklyn” “Carol” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Martian” “The Revenant” “Straight Outta Compton” || “Room” “Spotlight” Actor in a Leading Role Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo” Johnny Depp, “Black Mass” || Matt Damon, “The Martian” Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs” Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl” Actress in … Read More Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nominations

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Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

88TH ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATION – PERSONAL PREDICTIONS Best Picture “The Big Short” “Bridge Of Spies” “Carol” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Martian” “The Revenant” “Sicario” “Spotlight” “Straight Outta Compton” Actor in a Leading Role Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo” Johnny Depp, “Black Mass” Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs” Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl” Actress in a Leading Role Cate Blanchett, “Carol” Brie Larson, … Read More Oscars Watch: 88th Academy Awards Nomination Predictions

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Oscars Watch: 51st Annual Cinema Audio Society Award Nominees

MOTION PICTURE – LIVE ACTION “Bridge Of Spies” “The Hateful Eight” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Revenant” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” MOTION PICTURE—ANIMATED “The Good Dinosaur” “Hotel Transylvania 2” “Inside Out” “Minions” “The Peanuts Movie”

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Oscars Watch: 68th Annual Writers Guild Award Nominees

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY “Bridge Of Spies,” Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen “Sicario,” Taylor Sheridan “Spotlight,” Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy “Straight Outta Compton,” Jonathan Herman & Andrea Berloff “Trainwreck,” Amy Schumer ADAPTED SCREENPLAY “The Big Short,” Charles Randolph & Adam McKay “Carol,” Phyllis Nagy “The Martian,” Drew Goddard “Steve Jobs,” Aaron Sorkin “Trumbo,” John McNamara DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY “Being Canadian,” Robert Cohen “Going … Read More Oscars Watch: 68th Annual Writers Guild Award Nominees