Required Reading: The World’s Best Picture and the Legend of Kurt Russell

By  · Published on February 26th, 2014

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“Forget Oscars: The Winner of the World’s Best Picture” – Variety asked a bunch of people to choose the best movies and actors of the year…and it pretty much looks like the Oscars. As in, all the same titles and names. There’s a lot to learn about prestige culture from this.

“5 Casting Directors Who Deserve Oscar Nominations” – Katey Rich at Vanity Fair beats the drum for a new category, celebrating some stellar chefs who prepared an actor ingredients list. A worthy cause, and we’ll keep lobbying for a Stunt Coordinator statue.

“AICN Legends: Quint chats up Kurt Russell about everything from Disney to John Carpenter” – One of the best conversationalists in the business, Aint It Cool’s Quint has an amazing, lengthy profile/interview with the eyepatched one.

“American Movie Forum: Movies about movies, and the underbelly of the American Dream” – The team at The Dissolve discuss a modern essential.

“In the Most Competitive Oscar Season Ever, Bloggers Are Keeping Score” – Boris Kachka at Vulture proves that all of us are in the wrong business. Apparently guessing wrong and hyping every illustrious-seeming crumb can earn you six figures.

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