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George and Sandra were relieved to hear they wouldn’t actually be filming in space. Warner Brothers

How Harry Potter magic turned Gravity into Oscar gold

The huge success of Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity at this year’s Oscars is a genuine cause for celebration for much of the UK film industry – not least for the many visual effects artists involved in its creation…
The tie-in merchandising costs HOW much?! julochka

Lego Movie CEO is evil because bad bosses sell cinema tickets

President Business is a bad guy. We know that because he is the chief executive of the Octan Corporation. He also has bad hair, control issues, and transforms into the evil tyrant Lord Business who – together…
Indian-Australian co-productions such as Besharam are part of an expanding cosmopolitan Bollywood. Reliance Entertainment

Bollywood and Australia: worth making a song and dance about

It’s 101 years since the birth of Bollywood, the world’s largest and most vibrant movie industry and, of course, that’s more than enough time to mature and alter, to grow arms and legs. For some time…
A film industry is an ecosystem and needs all its parts. Village Roadshow

The Lego Movie builds the case for Australian know-how

The Lego Movie was released to a legion of fans in the US last Friday and massive box office success. So what do a Hollywood movie and a Danish toy company have to do with Australia? Well, quite a lot…
Robocop will hit Australian screens next week. Does it have what it takes to deliver a record-breaking return on investment? Kerry Hayes/Columbia Pictures Industries Inc and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.

How to pick a box office winner

Can we predict which films will turn a massive profit? Studio honchos would surely like to think so. In fact, an empirical and scientific study of the feature films that returned the highest rate of profit…

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