Jack Egan

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Dion Beebe

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"Probably the hardest thing was to re-create the world of the geisha, and to make it believable and exciting," says Beebe. The decision to film mainly in California created difficulties because…

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Rodrigo Prieto

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Prieto was in Thailand winding up shooting "Alexander" for director Oliver Stone. "I remember I was in a car and Ang Lee, who I'd never talked to before, called and described the storyline for…

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Stephen Gaghan

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Gaghan took two years to write the screenplay, notable for its ripped-from-the-headlines immediacy. With more than 100 speaking roles, the screenwriter tried to be punctilious in making every line…

Marketplace

Serious money

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Movies of a more intellectually demanding stripe have become a niche genre in the final months of the year, a period that also has become a time for screenwriters of such serious fare to shine.

Expansion plans

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The Art Directors Guild has been filling out the frame for the upcoming Ninth Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards with a more festive and elaborate scene.

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It's all on the screen

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In a year in which several studios gave big-name directors enough budgetary rope to hang themselves, Alexander Payne, Clint Eastwood, Marc Forster and Taylor Hackford -- all up for Oscar's best pic…

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Construction site

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Move over computers -- the large and lavish movie set, built the expensive and the old-fashioned way by squads of artisans, made a big comeback in 2004.

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Color schemes

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Digital intermediate has been called the most revolutionary tool for cinematographers since the advent of color film. If this year's crop of high-profile films is any indication, the process of…

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