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Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers are making tracks




Singer/songwriters Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst collaborated on the album, “Better Oblivion Community Center.”
Singer/songwriters Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst collaborated on the album, “Better Oblivion Community Center.”

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Up from 'Oblivion'

(Starts at 8:32)

The rollout of Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers' collaborative album, “Better Oblivion Community Center,” was a little mysterious — a cryptic ad on bus benches with a phone number leading to a rather unusual message. John Horn talks with the unlikely pair of musicians about how they teamed up for a soulful, folk-rock duet album, and bucked the traditional mold of an album release.

Who needs scriptwriters, anyway?

(Starts at 1:04)

We’ve known for years that technology continues to radically change the way films are made — from live action movies like "The Jungle Book," created without using real animals, to any number of stunt people and extras replaced by CGI counterparts. But what’s remained fairly constant is the screenwriter — after all, you can’t make a movie without someone writing the script, Right? Well, if one AI company has its way, there’s an algorithm out there that might be fighting for a share of the writing credit on the next studio blockbuster. The Frame contributor Collin Friesen explains.

Giving 'Star' its Authentic Look

(Starts at 20:00)

The concert scenes in "A Star Is Born" were shot at the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals in Southern California, the Glastonbury festival in England, and the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Cinematographer Matthew Libatique — an Academy Award nominee — talks about shooting the scenes, in which the music was also recorded live — at Lady Gaga's insistence.