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An Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Guide To Getting An Oscar Nomination

An Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Guide To Getting An Oscar Nomination

Question: did anyone actually like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close? In seems to be universally panned as a groan-worthy example of annoying characters and emotional exploitation, yet the flick managed to grab an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. So how did that happen? By following some key steps that made it an unavoidably delectable piece of Academy bait.
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Michael Pitt, What Are You Wearing?

Michael Pitt, What Are You Wearing?

Memorandum
To: All Prada Employees
From: Mr. Prada

This memo is to inform all employees that we have chosen Michael Pitt as new face of our Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear campaign. I know this seems like an odd choice — selecting a man who’s wardrobe is comprised of old t-shirts stolen at dinner parties from wicker baskets in the basement marked “rags” and Salvation Army boots that have been resoled eight times, at 500% cost — but we actually have a highly thought-out strategy here. More »