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IS A DIGITAL GEORGE BURNS THE ANSWER TO THE MOVIES' MALAISE? WE'LL FIND OUT!

Is there any other industry besides the movies where so much rides on assets as evanescent as star quality? This is why genuine movie stars are both fawned over and loathed by their employers, and why they are paid so very, very much. But what if modern special-effects technicians, many of whom tend to be young men with few material needs beyond limitless supplies of caffeine and tapes of old John Woo movies, could be paid much, much less to create actors who would give infinitely malleable performances while never demanding gross points or throwing hissies? Or take it a step...

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