December 06, 2016

Oscars: “Rango” and ILM offer a behind-the-scenes look at nominated film


By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: With Pixar out of the picture – thanks to the substandard “Cars 2” missing the Oscar cut – experts believe Gore Verbinski’s “Rango” has the trophy in the bag. But Paramount knows there’s always battles left to fight, and so they are keeping the animation-western hybrid on viewers (and voters’) minds.

Features like this help. The studio has revealed a behind-the-scenes clip that explains Verbinski’s process, for those who aren’t yet aware of the work that went into this Oscar nominee. The film’s also out on DVD, but the target in its sites right now is Oscar. Will it prevail on Feb. 26?

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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