Paul Franklin, VFX supervisor for "Inception," says bringing helmer Christopher Nolan's mindbending dreamscape to life was integral to constructing the film's narrative. "The big difference was that…
"How to Train Your Dragon" was a risky project for DreamWorks Animation in that it was a departure from the studio's traditional toon comedies with a story that hinged on a father-son relationship.
Helmer Susanne Bier was hopeful that Denmark's entry "In a Better World" would travel well with Oscar's foreign-lingo pic voters because drama revolving around two Danish families turns on universal…
Darren Aronofsky is gratified that auds and awards voters have grasped -- and gasped at -- his intent with "Black Swan," which raked in five bids including best pic and directing.
While Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor had never scored a film before "The Social Network," it didn't take much more than a call from helmer David Fincher to convince him to get on board.
"Gasland" helmer Josh Fox hopes the Oscar docu nom will bring awareness not only to his pic but to the issue of dangerous hydraulic drilling practices for natural gas in America's heartland.
Even with seven Oscar nominations for "The Fighter," producer David Hoberman still sees the film as an underdog.
Tackling a Beantown accent in "The Town" was daunting for Jeremy Renner, who earned a supporting actor nom for his labor.
Even with 18 past noms under his belt, Oscar nominations day never gets old for composer Alan Menken, nommed for the tune "I See the Light" from the Disney toon "Tangled."
More than anything else, "The Kids Are All Right" was a tale of family neurosis -- which is why it has resonated so strongly with auds of all types, according to screenwriter Stuart Blumberg.
"The Fighter" is a movie for the times, offering an uplifting message of triumph over adversity.