Steve Chagollan

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Scott Rudin

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Scott Rudin has benefited from his reputation as a producer of high-toned literary properties and for allowing certain quirky filmmakers to go out on a creative limb.

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Roger Deakins

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There's a particularly dazzling sequence in the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" when Llewelyn Moss, the film's picaresque hero played by Josh Brolin, commits an act of folly that sets off a…

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Oscar's innocence lost

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When "The Sound of Music" claimed the best picture Oscar in the spring of 1966, the so-called "New Hollywood," which ushered in a more liberal attitude toward sex and violence in the movies, was…

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Mike Nichols

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It's easy to think of Nichols, who presaged "the New Hollywood" with films like "The Graduate" and "Carnal Knowledge," as not quite the provocateur of old. But with "Charlie Wilson's War," about the…

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Todd Haynes

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No one can accuse Haynes of not breaking the mold when it comes to the all-too-predictable pop biopic. In his underground Karen Carpenter film "Superstar," he used Barbie dolls to paint an unsettling…

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Ang Lee

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With "Lust, Caution" Lee delves into a little-known aspect of WWII: the underground resistance in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. But the helmer has an uncanny talent for making the epic intimate and…

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Adam Shankman

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Until "Hairspray," Adam Shankman was known mostly as a choreographer and director of light comedies like "Bringing Down the House." But the New Line musical, which combines the unabashed exuberance…

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