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The Academy sues to prevent the sale of "Deer Hunter" Oscar: "But what happens when the statuette is damaged? That's what happened in 1979 to Aaron Rochin, who won an Oscar for his sound work on the Robert De Niro classic 'The Deer Hunter.' Unfortunately, Rochin's statuette was 'blemished,' so the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences replaced it and took back the original for repairs. But at the statuette facility, Rochin's original blemished Oscar was then stolen and never found. Flash forward more than 30 years to last September, when a guy named James Dunne allegedly offered for sale on eBay a rare Oscar statuette. Is it the same as the stolen Rochin award?" Hollywood Reporter Thelma Schoonmaker talks about how the digital revolution will affect classic films: "In June, director Martin Scorsese tried to show his 1993 film 'The Age of Innocence' at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. »


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