Many of the elements that worked for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" are present and correct in WWI drama "Private Peaceful," which, like "Horse," was adapted from a Michael Morpurgo novel.
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Complete list of 84th Annual Academy Award nominations, announced Tuesday:
Nine films received best picture Oscar nominations Tuesday, the first year in which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences allowed for the number to vary between five and 10.
"War films are wonderful challenges," says Thomas Walsh, president of the Art Directors Guild. "But they're right at the top of the food chain in terms of assignments that are difficult to do well."
This beautifully composed picture brings a robust physicality to tried-and-true source material, but falls short of the sustained narrative involvement and emotional drive its resolutely…
Although audiences will likely identify most with the humans performing in Steven Spielberg's "War Horse," the director says the actors who surprised him most were the equines.
From Tom Stern's bloodless, monochromatic palette on Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" to Janusz Kaminski's vibrant, painterly images in Steven Spielberg's "War Horse," filmmakers took radically different…
Directing "keeps me on my toes," says Steven Spielberg. And with two films, "The Adventures of Tintin" and "War Horse," bowing this month and a third, "Lincoln," currently shooting, the helmer is…
With the stage version of "War Horse" playing next door, Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York offered an ideal venue for the world premiere of Steven Spielberg's bigscreen adaptation.
"There is a palpable emotional power that comes from the collective harmony -- and the contrasts -- within a good ensemble," says London-based casting director Jina Jay, who has tackled some of…
Six years ago, composer John Williams tied Alfred Newman's all-time record of 45 nominations in Oscar's music categories. This year, he could set a new high with one or even two more nominations.
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