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By Terence Johnson

Managing Editor

The ability to get viewers to suspened disbelief is an important part of the cinema going experience. It’s the reason we can enjoy movies set in a galaxy far, far away or watch a man age backwards with no qualms. The Academy has often looked to these films as nominees and with Her in the race, and gunning for a screenplay prize, it might behoove us to look at films that required the audience to engage in a different way.

There’s always been widespread like for movies that embrace fantastical elements and many of those movies have found themselves in conetnion for Oscar. More specifically, since 1985 when the twin bill of Back to the Future and Brazil was nominated for Best Original Screenplay, there have been several strong contenders for the two major categories Her finds itself nominated in, Best Picture and Original Screenplay. »

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