Required Reading: Weinstein’s Oscar Tricks and Edgar Wright’s Close-Ups

By  · Published on January 30th, 2014

The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere.

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“A Brief History of Harvey Weinstein’s Oscar Campaign Shenanigans” – Jesse David Fox teaches all of us how to score gold from AMPAS with notes from the master.

“Watch This: Edgar Wright Explores the Art of the Close-Ups” – David Chen at /film teams with Wright to explore the versatility of shoving images right in your face. Plus, it’s a video, so it’s really easy to read.

“Why practical effects and stunts are still the best” – Matt Singer makes a case that everyone agrees with (while being thrown through a sugar glass window).

“It’s Not You , It’s Me – the Comic-Con Break Up” – R.M. Peavy at Epic Geekdom explains why a trip to San Diego isn’t in the cards this year. The site may need to find a new masthead image…

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