For documentary filmmakers, the reward of an Oscar nomination is twofold: It raises awareness around the film's subjects or issues and generates interest in a genre that ticket buyers don't generally flock to.
By Arts Desk
It's been a week of mixed blessings for the makers of "Slumdog Millionaire," a rags-to-riches love story set in Mumbai, India.
"Juno" -- a popular film about a teenage girl who gets pregnant and gives her baby away -- won the 2008 Oscar for best original screenplay. Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming reflects on how teen pregnancy is portrayed in popular media.
Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming reflects on Clint Eastwood's filmmaking in the wake of an Oscar nomination for the actor and director's latest film, "Letters from Iwo Jima."…
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