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A clerk pick an item for a customer order at the Amazon Prime warehouse in New York. Amazon Empire director James Jacoby describes the pace of work within the company's warehouses as "incredibly grueling." Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Filmmaker Tracks Bezos' 'Rise And Reign' And How Amazon Became 'Inescapable'

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Today's stories about disease — like The Walking Dead with its zombies — tend to be rooted in political and social realities. AMC hide caption

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What Fictional Pandemics Can Teach Us About Real-World Survival

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Students wearing headscarves and helmets learn to navigate traffic cones in a scene from the Oscar-winning documentary, "Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)." A&E IndieFilms/ Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won accept the original screenplay Oscars for Parasite at the 92nd Academy Awards. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Bong Joon-ho, here with interpreter Sharon Choi, won big at Sunday's Oscars. His film Parasite took best international feature and best picture, and he was recognized for his direction and writing. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Set during the first World War, 1917 was made to look like it was filmed in a single shot. "It operates more like a ticking-clock thriller," says director Sam Mendes. François Duhamel /Universal Pictures hide caption

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The Rise Of The Single-Shot Movie In A Hyper-Edited World

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US actor Kirk Douglas salutes the crowd at the 68th Annual Academy Awards after he received an Oscar for life time achievement. TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Kirk Douglas's Passion Project After Spartacus

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Musicians perform a song from Slumdog Millionaire during the 81st Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 22, 2009, in Hollywood, Calif. The film won 8 Oscars including Best Picture that year — and had box office returns to show for it. Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In An Age Of Streaming, 'Oscar Bounce' At The Box Office Is ... Less Bouncy

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An Oscar statue is seen during the 2020 Oscars Nominees Luncheon at the Dolby Theatre. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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2020 Oscars Preview: Who Will Win And Who Should Win

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Actor Kirk Douglas, shown above at 39, was born Issur Danielovitch in New York to Russian-Jewish parents. He would later tell his own children that they didn't have his "advantage of being born into abject poverty." Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Kirk Douglas, Hollywood Tough Guy And 'Spartacus' Superstar, Dies At 103

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Chinese workers at Fuyao Glass America attend training to learn about American culture. Courtesy of Netflix hide caption

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What's It Like Working At A Chinese-Run 'American Factory'? It's 'Complicated'

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Lin-Manuel Miranda (L) and Luis A. Miranda attend the official after party for Siempre, Luis, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Mat Hayward/Getty Images hide caption

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'Siempre, Luis' Offers A Peek Into The Talented Miranda Family

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