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Not much news out there that isn't focused on the vastly gratifying result of yesterday's election: well done, America. But to switch gears to movie matters, are you among those totally psyched for the new frame-rate technology set to be showcased in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?" Hard luck if you are, since it's been announced that just 450 theaters across the US will be screening the film in the 48-frames-per-second format -- a little over one-tenth of the likely screen count. Hardly a surprising turn of events after the largely tepid response to the 48fps footage screened at Comic-Con: while some advocates claimed to be seeing the future of cinema, many others found the future of cinema looked too much like hi-def TV for their liking. Will you be seeking it out in the new format? [LA Times]
Okay, back to politics for a minute: Tina Daunt examines the possible effects Barack Obama's re-election will have on Hollywood. [THR]
With several of the submissions playing at the AFI Fest, Michael Nardine does some Best Foreign Language Film handicapping. I think he's possibly dismissing some titles too hastily -- and "The Hunt" wasn't eligible for submission this year. [LA Weekly]
Tariq Khan remembers some of the biggest landslide acting victories in recent Oscar history. [Gold Derby]
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