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How Everything Works

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    The Hardest, Strangest, Most Unforgettable Jobs In HollywoodTV and movie craftspeople share their stories (and a great dip recipe).
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    Stalking Janet Jackson, and Other Stories Behind the Hustlers SoundtrackFiona Apple had never licensed “Criminal” — until Lorene Scafaria and Jennifer Lopez came calling.
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    The Hardest Song I Ever ChasedHollywood’s most reliable music supervisors explain how they got that song into your favorite movie or TV show.
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    The Hardest Stunt I Ever Pulled OffStunt drivers and performers recall their toughest days on the job — and why they never want to waste Michael Bay’s time.
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    How Hustlers Pulled Off the Meta Cameo of the YearHow the film’s producers (and Jennifer Lopez) convinced a music superstar to show up in Hustlers — and 200 extras to stay quiet while it happened.
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    Getting to Know the Helicopter Influencer Behind the Fast & Furious Franchise“There’s only five guys in the world doing what I’m doing,” says Fred North.
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    The Hardest Props I Ever MadeHollywood’s veteran property masters explain 12 props that made their careers.
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    The Hardest Sound I Ever CreatedWhat does a murder sound like? How about Godzilla’s cry? Foley artists explain just how difficult it is to engineer the sounds of movies.
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    How Sharp Objects’ Makeup Team Mastered the Art of Being Poisoned to Death“Are her nails starting to turn blue or yellow? Should her feet be dirty?”
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    The Hardest Costume I Ever Designed11 costume designers on meeting the excruciating demands of Hollywood.
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    90 Branzinos Later: The Story Behind The Amazing Spider-Man’s Awkward DinnerSeven years after its debut, why does the fish loom so large in our memories? The food stylist responsible for it all explains.
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    The Hardest Effect I Ever Pulled Off42 filmmakers, cinematographers, and effects artists on making the impossible happen.