Mark Harris joins the discussion with fringe lead actor picks

Posted by · 10:26 pm · September 12th, 2011

Two years ago author and journalist Mark Harris wrote what I think is one of the most salient Oscar season observances ever squeezed out of this unnecessary corner of the web. I always look to him for one of the most above-the-fray, but smart and informed, perspectives on a given season. And this piece over […]

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Sorkin and Fincher talk ‘Social Network’

Posted by · 1:05 pm · September 29th, 2010

A sit-down with Mark Harris, via Vulture:

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Babes in arms

Posted by · 9:44 am · February 10th, 2010

We pointed you to Mark Harris’s superb examination of the Oscar campaign trail in a round-up, but if you missed it … well, don’t. If “Pictures at a Revolution” didn’t already make the case, this article reminds me that we’re due an updated equivalent of Mason Wiley and Damien Bona’s totemic “Inside Oscar” — and […]

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Mark Harris on Zoe Saldana and performance capture

Posted by · 9:24 am · January 27th, 2010

Perhaps I missed it, but I’m surprised there hasn’t been more online conversation about EW writer Mark Harris’s recent critical essay on “Avatar” and performance capture technology.As one would expect from the author of “Pictures at a Revolution,” it’s a thoughtful piece, but one that should stir up considerable dissent. He begins by slamming James […]

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What does it all mean?

Posted by · 10:19 am · February 2nd, 2009

“Pictures at a Revolution,” Mark Harris’s smart, keen-eyed study of the cultural implications of the 1967 Best Picture race, is without a doubt one of the best books ever written on the subject of the Academy Awards. So it’s hardly surprising that Harris, in a piece for yesterday’s Observer, has provided the most intelligent take […]

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