Actress Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied arrive at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held Sunday at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. Jason Merritt/Getty Images hide caption

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Emil Richards has played percussion on countless classic film and TV soundtracks. Courtesy of Yamaha Artist Services hide caption

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Rudolph Valentino once entertained girlfriends (and boyfriends) in Room 1202 of L.A.'s Alexandria Hotel. Location manager Doug Dresser scouted the surreal space a decade ago — and recently took NPR's Susan Stamberg back for a visit. Courtesy Doug Dresser hide caption

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Songwriters Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, winners of Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly" from Once. Vince Bucci/Getty Images hide caption

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Director Lisa Cholodenko lauded Chinatown for its late plot twists, citing scenes that emphatically capture the Faye Dunaway character's shock and anguish at a famous revelation. Paramount Pictures/Photofest hide caption

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The score for the Coen brothers' True Grit was written by the pair's longtime collaborator, Carter Burwell. Lorey Sebastian hide caption

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Home Is Where ... Locals in the Missouri Ozarks have embraced the bleak but feeling portrait of their territory in the Oscar-nominated drama Winter's Bone. (Above: child actors Isaiah Stone and Ashlee Thompson.) Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Mikael Persbrandt stars in Susanne Bier's In A Better World as a doctor struggling both with his work in a strife-plagued refugee camp and with his relationships (Trine Dyrholm plays his wife) at home in Denmark. Per Arnesen/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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