Gone with the Wind has sold more than 200 million tickets — most of them back when there were far fewer people on the planet. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Superlatives Notwithstanding, Even 'The Force' Has Its Limits
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Samuel L. Jackson is one of the stars of Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight, which is showing in 100 theaters in 70-millimeter film — a nearly-obsolete premium format. Andrew Cooper/Courtesy of the Weinstein Company hide caption

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Old-School Projection Fans Are Grateful For 'Hateful Eight' In 70 Millimeter
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Everyone knows beavers can swim, but at one point they also soared through the skies in Idaho thanks to a novel relocation method involving parachutes. Mathieu Belanger/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Joy (left, voiced by Amy Poehler) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith) catch a ride on the Train of Thought in Pixar's Inside Out. The movie opens in theaters nationwide June 19. Disney/Pixar hide caption

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Science Of Sadness And Joy: 'Inside Out' Gets Childhood Emotions Right
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Chuck Workman at his editing station in Beverly Hills in 2010, the last year he created montages for the Oscars. Workman says montages today have a less highly edited style. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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King Of Condensed Films: Meet Chuck Workman, The Oscars' Montage Master
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Actors dressed in full Ku Klux Klan regalia for scenes in 1915's The Birth of a Nation. Hulton Archive/ Getty Images hide caption

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100 Years Later, What's The Legacy Of 'Birth Of A Nation'?
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British actor Idris Elba played Stringer Bell, second-in-command to Baltimore drug kingpin Avon Barksdale, in HBO's The Wire. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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It May Take A British Actor To Make An American Story Sing
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Historian Peniel Joseph says criticism of the film Selma as historically inaccurate is misguided, and that the movie correctly portrays African-Americans as the drivers of the civil rights movement. Kelvin Ma/Peniel Joseph hide caption

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In 2012, Kirk Douglas attended the last 70mm film screening of 1960's Spartacus, which he starred in. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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A Premature Obituary Can Be A Sweet — If Strange — Gift
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Scene still from Bert Williams Lime Kiln Field Day Project. Bert Williams, Walker Thompson (standing center), John Wesley Jenkins (seated right). In a concession to white audiences, Williams, the lead, wore blackface, but the other black characters did not. Museum of Modern Art hide caption

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Rare Silent Film With Black Cast Makes A Century-Late Debut
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Tony Zhou's essay on the dilemma directors face integrating new technologies references this scene from the BBC TV series Sherlock, in which text messages are depicted on screen. YouTube/A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film hide caption

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Lea Seydoux plays Emma in the film Blue Is the Warmest Color, directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. AP hide caption

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Screen Time: Bob Mondello's Favorite Films Of 2013
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Public health innovation gets its closeup. Laila Abdul-Hadi Jadallah/FastForward Health hide caption

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Critic Joe Queenan writes in the Wall Street Journal that Hollywood should "stop making movies like Grown Ups", starring Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, Adam Sandler, and Rob Schneider (not pictured). "Humanity will thank you for it," he adds. Tracy Bennett/Sony Pictures hide caption

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