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Vision Looks a Whole Lot Different Under All That Avengers Makeup

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One of the many superheroes returning to the screen for Avengers: Infinity Wars, the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is Vision. If you don't remember, Vision joins the Avengers team back in Avengers: Age of Ultron to help defeat Ultron, has a blossoming romance with Scarlet Witch, and is Team Iron man during Captain America: Civil War.

If you've been wondering who plays Vision and why he might sound familiar, well we have answers for you! Vision is played by British actor Paul Bettany, who's has been acting for more than two decades and has starred in a variety of films like A Beautiful Mind (below), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and The Da Vinci Code.

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Like Robert Downey Jr., Bettany has been a part of the Marvel universe since the beginning. Marvel fans will recognize Bettany
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Russell Crowe to Auction Off ‘Gladiator’ Chariot, Other Memorabilia as He Finalizes Divorce

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Russell Crowe to Auction Off ‘Gladiator’ Chariot, Other Memorabilia as He Finalizes Divorce
Russell Crowe is selling more than 200 items of memorabilia he’s collected from films over the years as he finalizes his divorce from his ex-wife.

Listed as “The Art of Divorce” on Sotheby’s Australia, the auction will take place on April 7 in Eveleigh, Australia, after an exhibition of the items from April 4 to April 7.

The auction includes items from “Gladiator” (including a “fully functioning” Roman chariot and a wooden training sword), “Les Miserables,” “Cinderella Man,” “L.A. Confidential,” The Insider” and “Master and Commander.”
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‘Dunkirk’ sound editor Richard King on track to set a new Oscars record

‘Dunkirk’ sound editor Richard King on track to set a new Oscars record
Dunkirk” is ahead to win Oscars for Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing, and it’s no wonder since action-packed war movies often do well in audio categories. If the film indeed wins the award for its sound editing, it would additionally make history as Richard King would set a new record for the most wins in that category.

There is currently a six-way tie for the most Sound Editing wins. Ben Burtt, Charles L. Campbell, Per Hallberg, Richard Hymns, Gary Rydstrom and King have three victories apiece, including years when the prize was handed out as a special achievement award and not a competitive Oscar. King previously won his Oscars for “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” (2003), “The Dark Knight” (2008) and “Inception” (2010), and he earned additional nominations for “War of the Worlds” (2005) and “Interstellar” (2014). For his work on “Dunkirk” he’s nominated alongside first-time Oscar-contender Alex Gibson,
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Fox Drama Pilot Based on ‘Gone Baby Gone’ Casts Joseph Morgan in Lead Role

Fox Drama Pilot Based on ‘Gone Baby Gone’ Casts Joseph Morgan in Lead Role
The Fox drama pilot based on “Gone Baby Gone” has cast “The Originals” star Joseph Morgan in one of the lead roles, Variety has confirmed.

The untitled one-hour drama centers on a pair of private detectives, Patrick Kenzie (Morgan) and Angela Gennaro, who are “armed with their wits, their street knowledge and an undeniable chemistry” as they work to right the wrongs the law can’t in the working-class Boston borough of Dorchester.

Morgan first played the character Klaus Mikaelson in The CW’s “Vampire Diaries” before reprising the role in the spinoff series “The Originals.” His other roles include appearances in films like “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” and “Alexander,” as well as in the series “Doc Martin” and “Casualty.”
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Asc Awards 2018: Roger Deakins Takes Top Cinematography Prize for ‘Blade Runner 2049’

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Asc Awards 2018: Roger Deakins Takes Top Cinematography Prize for ‘Blade Runner 2049’
As expected, cinematographer Roger Deakins took the top prize for “Blade Runner 2049” at the 32nd annual Asc Awards at Hollywood & Highland. It was his fourth Asc award, besting the other four Oscar nominees: Bruno Delbonnel (“Darkest Hour”), Hoyte van Hoytema (“Dunkirk”), Dan Laustsen (“The Shape of Water”), and Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”), the first female from her branch nominated by the Asc and the Academy.

But can Deakins finally earn the elusive Academy Award after 14 nominations? He’s certainly the sentimental favorite for his trippy, sci-fi naturalism in Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner” sequel. And winning the BAFTA Sunday (also his fourth) would certainly provide added momentum.

But there’s also a case to be made for three of the other contenders: Van Hoytema’s innovative IMAX work for Christopher Nolan’s World War II survival epic, Lausten’s sublime imagery for Guillermo del Toro’s Best Picture favorite, and
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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘The Crown’ Win Asc Awards for Cinematography

‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘The Crown’ Win Asc Awards for Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049” cinematographer Roger Deakins won the top prize for theatrical motion pictures at the 32nd annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards Saturday night.

While the 68-year-old lenser continues to be a bridesmaid at the Oscars, where he is currently 0-14 (with this year’s bid still pending), he’s an old favorite with the Asc: Deakins’ win for Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi sequel is his fifth honor from the organization. He previously won competitive prizes for “The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There” and “Skyfall,” and received the group’s Lifetime Achievement award in 2011.

Deakins bested the very same quartet he will face at the Oscars in March: Bruno Delbonnel (“Darkest Hour”), Hoyte van Hoytema (“Dunkirk”), Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”) and Dan Laustsen (“The Shape of Water”). “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” cinematographer Ben Davis replaced Morrison on the British Academy slate. That winner will be revealed at the 71st annual BAFTA Awards
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'Blade Runner 2049,' 'The Crown' Win ASC Awards for Cinematography

'Blade Runner 2049,' 'The Crown' Win ASC Awards for Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049” cinematographer Roger Deakins won the top prize for theatrical motion pictures at the 32nd annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards Saturday night.

While the 68-year-old lenser continues to be a bridesmaid at the Oscars, where he is currently 0-14 (with this year’s bid still pending), he’s an old favorite with the Asc: Deakins’ win for Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi sequel is his fifth honor from the organization. He previously won competitive prizes for “The Shawshank Redemption,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There” and “Skyfall,” and received the group’s Lifetime Achievement award in 2011.
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ sound mixers Doug Hemphill, Ron Bartlett: ‘Blade Runner was in our DNA’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Blade Runner 2049’ sound mixers Doug Hemphill, Ron Bartlett: ‘Blade Runner was in our DNA’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“‘Blade Runner’ was in our DNA,” reveals sound mixer Doug Hemphill about his work on “Blade Runner 2049.” Hemphill and his colleague Ron Bartlett previously collaborated with Ridley Scott on the 2007 final-cut version of the 1982 sci-fi classic, re-mixing the film with all the new bells and whistles available to them. When they lent their talents to Denis Villeneuve‘s 2017 followup they reaped an Oscar nomination for Best Sound Mixing. Watch our exclusive video interview with Hemphill and Bartlett above.

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Their experience working on the original years after its release helped inform their work on the sequel. “It was great hearing [Scott’s] ideas,” Bartlett explains, “taking those thematic elements and moving it into this one.” This was especially true when it came to Vangelis‘s iconic score, which “2049” composers Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch paid
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ could win Best Cinematography at Oscars, but that Best Director snub really hurts

‘Blade Runner 2049’ could win Best Cinematography at Oscars, but that Best Director snub really hurts
A recent Oscar trend has emerged over the past five years, with the winners of Best Director and Best Cinematography going hand-in-hand. It started with “Life of Pi” winning both of those categories in 2013 for Ang Lee and Claudio Miranda, respectively. They were followed by director Alfonso Cuaron and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki winning for “Gravity” in 2014. Lubezki went on to win twice more consecutively for “Birdman” and “The Revenant” along with his director on both films, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. And just last year Damien Chazelle and Linus Sandgren both claimed their respective categories for “La La Land.” What does this trend mean for Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”), Gold Derby’s current cinematography frontrunner?

A victory for legendary director of photography Deakins would be going against recent history, as the film’s director Denis Villeneuve was snubbed. As of this writing, 14-time Oscar nominee Deakins is out front to win Best Cinematography with 9/5 odds,
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Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, Hans Zimmer And Hoyte van Hoytema On Dunkirk’s Eight Nominations

Christopher Nolan’s epic action thriller Dunkirk has received eight Oscar nominations, and here’s what the filmmakers had to say about Tuesday’s announcement.

Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan:

“We are thrilled that the Academy has recognized the craft and talent of so many of the incredible people that brought the story of ‘Dunkirk’ to life. But most of all, this recognition helps us to believe that we have done some justice to honouring all those whose lives were affected by the real life events at Dunkirk.”

Hans Zimmer – Original Music

“Thank you to the academy for this extraordinary honor and to be in the company of such great talent. I would especially like to thank Chris Nolan for his vision in making such a bold, and experimental movie into a success. This score is as much Chris Nolan’s work as it is mine and our collaborative spirit is infused through this film.
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Oscars 2018: ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Boast Groundbreaking Sound Design

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Oscars 2018: ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Boast Groundbreaking Sound Design
To help convey the “visceral realism” of “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan oversaw an intense soundscape covering land, sea, and air timelines for the legendary evacuation of more than 300,000 British and Allied troops under German bombardment. And for “Blade Runner 2049,” Denis Villeneuve spearheaded a musical blurring of sound and score that carried both emotional and atmospheric weight in driving the “more human than human” narrative.

Thus, in each case, sound works both overtly and subliminally to immerse us in war and dystopia, sharing equal importance with the stunning visuals provided by Hoyte van Hoytema and Roger Deakins, respectively. In the end, it makes no difference if we can’t distinguish sound from music, as they merge into a singular experience.

The Sounds of Survival

Chris wanted a sense of velocity and everything’s happening so fast with the enemy approaching at their own speed, so there’s a time limit,” said Richard King,
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Russell Crowe Teases Possible ‘Master And Commander’ Sequel

Russell Crowe Teases Possible ‘Master And Commander’ Sequel
Back in 2003, actor Russell Crowe could do no harm. The actor was coming off a string of critical and commercial success with films like “Gladiator,” “Proof of Life,” and “A Beautiful Mind.” As actors are known to do, this was a time for Crowe to headline his own mega-franchise. He choose to play the role of Captain Jack Aubrey in the film “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.” Unfortunately, things didn’t work out.

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Russell Crowe Says There are Whispers of a Master And Commander Sequel

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a favorite film of mine. It's truly a masterpiece and ever since the first film was released in 2003, I've been wanting to see a sequel!

The film is based on of Patrick O’Brian's book series that consists of 20 novels that follow the adventures of the Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his crew. The series is set during the Napoleonic Wars and centered on the friendship of Aubrey and the ship’s surgeon, Dr. Stephen Maturin, who was played by Paul Bettany in the film.

There are plenty of wonderful stories here to tell in movie form and according to Russell Crowe, there's actually a possibility that a sequel could happen! He recently tweeted out the following:

For the Aubrey Maturin lovers , I do hear whispers indeed that a second voyage is perhaps potentially pre-proposed a possibility . So
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Master And Commander sequel teased by Russell Crowe

Joseph Baxter Nov 28, 2017

Russell Crowe gives hope to film fans who want a sequel for 2003’s Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World.

Russell Crowe’s blockbuster resume might not always include the 2003 maritime movie, Master And Commander: The Far Side of the World. The film struggled a little at the box office, ending - it seems - plans for a series of films.

However, it's a much loved film, and a very good one. And with one Tweet, Crowe seems to have opened the door for a sequel after all...

For the Aubrey Maturin lovers , I do hear whispers indeed that a second voyage is perhaps potentially pre-proposed a possibility . So O%u2019Brian affectionate%u2019s and aficionados , let @20thcenturyfox know of your pleasure . pic.twitter.com/HqyE8y15Uu

Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 27, 2017

While Crowe's usage of ambiguous qualifications such as “perhaps” and “potentially” in describing what is,
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‘Master and Commander’ Sequel Still A Possibility, Says Russell Crowe

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‘Master and Commander’ Sequel Still A Possibility, Says Russell Crowe
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is one of the best films of the 21st century, but not a lot of people saw it. Which is a shame, because the film was an adaptation based on Patrick O’Brian‘s 20-novel Aubrey-Maturin series, meaning it was ripe to launch an entire series of films. […]

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Master and Commander 2 Still Possible Says Russell Crowe

Master and Commander 2 Still Possible Says Russell Crowe
A few weeks ago, the swashbuckling adventure Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World celebrated its 14th Anniversary, and it seems that Master and Commander 2 may be coming soon. Star Russell Crowe revealed that he has heard that a sequel may be possible, asking for fans who enjoyed the first movie, and the Patrick O'Brian Aubrey Maturin novels, to let 20th Century Fox know that they want a sequel. Here's what the actor had to say below on social media earlier today.

"For the Aubrey Maturin lovers, I do hear whispers indeed that a second voyage is perhaps potentially pre-proposed a possibility . So O'Brian affectionate's and aficionados, let @20thcenturyfox know of your pleasure."

The 2003 adaptation Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, is based on the 1969 Patrick O'Brian novel Master and Commander, the first in a 20-book series that followed the exploits of Captain Jack Aubrey (Russell Crowe) and Dr.
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Russell Crowe Teases Potential Movement on a ‘Master and Commander’ Sequel

In the legion of would-be franchise-starters that never got a follow-up, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is towards the top of the list of films wholly deserving of a sequel. The 2003 drama earned 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Peter Weir, and scored two wins for Best Cinematography and Sound Editing. But against a budget of $150 million, the sea-set Napoleonic War pic scored only $212 million at the box office, making its sequel prospects unlikely. Which was a shame because the potential was all there. The …
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Matt Damon and Russell Crowe Reportedly Helped Kill a New York Times Article About Harvey Weinstein in 2004

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Matt Damon and Russell Crowe Reportedly Helped Kill a New York Times Article About Harvey Weinstein in 2004
The New York Times article that ultimately led to Harvey Weinstein being fired wasn’t the first attempt at bringing his accusers’ stories to light. Writing in TheWrap, Sharon Waxman says that she attempted to do just that while working as a reporter for the Nyt in 2004, but her story was pulled in part due to “intense pressure from Weinstein, which included having Matt Damon and Russell Crowe call me directly.”

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That’s her only reference to either actor in the article. At that time Weinstein was still with Miramax, which distributed Damon’s “Good Will Hunting” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and co-produced Crowe’s “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” among many others. Waxman refers to the Times as one of Weinstein’s “enablers” in the media,
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‘Titanic,’ ‘Master and Commander’ Cinematographers Tapped for Asc Recognition

‘Titanic,’ ‘Master and Commander’ Cinematographers Tapped for Asc Recognition
The American Society of Cinematographers has announced this year’s honorees for special contributions to the art of cinematography. The outstanding achievement prizes will be presented at the 32nd annual Asc Awards on Feb. 17.

Oscar- and Asc Award-winning “Titanic” lenser Russell Carpenter will receive the organization’s lifetime achievement award. Carpenter’s recent work include’s Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.”

Set for the Asc’s international award is Russell Boyd. Boyd won the Oscar for “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” for which he was also nominated by the Asc. A longtime collaborator of director Peter Weir, his other credits include “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” “Gallipoli,” and “The Way Back.”

Alan Caso will receive the career achievement in television award. He has been Emmy- and Asc-nominated for his work on TNT’s “Into the West” and “George Wallace,” as well as HBO’s “Six Feet Under.”

Finally,
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‘Dunkirk’: How Christopher Nolan Created Unique, Rhythmic, and Very Loud Sounds of War

‘Dunkirk’: How Christopher Nolan Created Unique, Rhythmic, and Very Loud Sounds of War
To help convey the “visceral realism” of Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” the director needed an intense soundscape for the legendary evacuation of more than 300,000 British and Allied troops under German bombardment.

In fact, Nolan needed three distinctly rhythmic soundscapes for this tick-tock, overlapping, World War II actioner that covers land, sea, and air. Nolan and composer Hans Zimmer came up with the sound of a ticking watch that plays throughout, and sound editor/sound designer Richard King provided the real-world soundscapes for mounting excitement, panic, and jeopardy.

Chris wanted a sense of velocity and everything’s happening so fast with the enemy approaching at their own speed, so there’s a time limit,” said King, Oscar winner for “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World,” “The Dark Knight,” and “Inception.”

“Rather than observing it off in the distance, Chris really wanted to make you feel how horrible that would be,
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